LiTraCon (light transmitting concrete) is an innovative building material which lets light pass through it.

It’s made by weaving thin optical fibers (about 4%) through fine concrete. The glass blends with the concrete to form a new substance which is likely to have interesting applications in home building. Artists should have fun with it too. Since the glass is such a small component of LitraCon, it does not have a negative effect on the high compressive strength characteristic of concrete.

The product can be seen in public in the town of Komarom, Hungary as Europe Gate, created to celebrate Hungary’s entry into the European Union (EU).