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Catedral Cristo Rei, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Architectural concrete finishes with ULMA's formwork
The 'Catedral Cristo Rei' is under construction in Belo Horizonte and, when completed, will be the new headquarters of the Catholic Church in the city. The project, one of the last designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer between 2006 and 2010, will be a landmark building in the city.


ULMA has been involved in this important project since its beginning in 2013, which is being carried out with the diocese's own engineering team. A unique and complex project that is relying on all our know-how in formwork, shoring systems and scaffolding systems, from systems for fair-faced concrete walls, which is a large part of the project's structures, to formwork for pillars, lightened slabs and access scaffolding.

Project data:

      • Gantry: 100 m high
      • Dome: 60 m diameter
      • Surface area: 24,000 m²
      • Capacity: 20,000 people
      • Auditorium: 800 people

ULMA solution

A relationship based on trust, which translates into the successful execution of the work and within the deadlines required by the client.

      • +1,500 tons of ULMA systems
      • Fair-faced concrete walls: ENKOFORM VMK formwork
      • Shoring, up to 8 m high: T-60 Shoring System
      • Lightweight slabs: Recoverable Formwork for RECUB waffle slabs
      • Access: BRIO Multidirectional Scaffolding
      • Columns and footings: COMAIN Lightweight Modular Formwork