Penetron Admix Provides Firm Footing for the VivoCity Lifestyle

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Located on the edge of the sea is Singapore's largest mall, VivoCity. More than 350 tenants and millions of visitors and patrons walk on more than 45,000 cubic meters of concrete waterproofed and protected by Penetron Admix.

VivoCity is the largest multi-experience retail and lifestyle destination in Singapore boasting more than 1 million square feet of leasable space.

Derived from the word vivacity, VivoCity, according to Mapletree Chairman Edmund Cheng, "evokes a lifestyle experience that is modern, stimulating and accessible to everyone, a place bubbling with energy and flowing with vitality."

The shopping mall opened officially on December 1, 2006 after its soft launch on October 7 that same year. At the end of the first week of operations, the mall had received nearly a million visitors. During its first month of opening, it attracted 4.2 million visitors, equivalent to the entire population of Singapore, and had attracted 7.28 million visitors in total before the grand opening.

Designed by renowned Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, the S$417 Million complex's unique design incorporates breathtaking open spaces for waterfront alfresco dining, the staging of world-class events and performances in an outdoor amphitheater.

Across five floors and two basement levels with parking for 2,179 cars, the facility offers a diverse mix of more than 350 retail, food, beverage, and entertainment outlets including the largest multiplex cinema with a seating capacity of up to 2,173 people.

Constructed on the site of the exhibition halls of the former World Trade Centre, now the HarbourFront Centre, VivoCity is located adjacent to the sea and subject to both chloride attack and hydrostatic pressure. With two basement levels housing numerous tenants the project was in need of a high-performance waterproofing product.

When the project team selected Penetron Admix to waterproof and protect the entire basement structure of more than 45,000 cubic meters of concrete, they chose to rely on Penetron's highly effective and unique technology to create an insoluble crystalline web inside the natural pores of the concrete.

A permanent part of the concrete, Penetron prevents the passage of water through the concrete and allows it to self-heal against hairlines cracks that develop. By reducing the concrete's porosity, Penetron also helps to protect embedded steel and rebar from corrosive sea water or contaminated groundwater.

"We are pleased to see that the Penetron system of products has again proven itself to be a highly effective waterproofing and concrete protection system in addition to saving the VivoCity project considerable time and overall costs" said Robert G. Revera, CEO and Managing Partner for ICS Penetron International, Ltd.

ICS Penetron International, Ltd., is a leading manufacturer of integral crystalline waterproofing and repair products for concrete with a manufacturing and service network that spans more than 60 countries. For more information on Penetron products, please visit our website at or contact Ann Martucci at 631-941-9700 or email at info(at)


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