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TENSINANTES 2023 - The TensiNet Symposium 2023 will be held at Nantes Université.

The upcoming 7th International TensiNet Symposium "Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment" which will take place at Nantes Université (France) in face-to-face! from Wednesday 7th till Friday 9th June 2023.

This three-day event will allow prominent experts from the world of architecture and engineering to present inspiring projects, to demonstrate the multitude of possibilities offered by lightweight structures, as well as to show recent research results in the domain of fabrics and foils.The conference will be organised around the following three main themes:

Structural membrane: contemporary, innovative, adaptive daring and impactful solutions
Tensioned membrane structures: the seventh building material
Structural membrane: an answer to issues of the 21st century

Complementary duos of keynote speakers: The diversity and complementarity within the TensiNet community: suppliers, manufacturers, installers, engineers, architects, researchers & academics, inspired and fed the idea of putting together duos who will give presentations around the above-mentioned themes.

The duos confirmed today are:

  • Grégoire Zündel (Atelier Zündel Cristea) & Ramon Sastre (Universitat Politècnica Catalunya)
  • Bruce Danziger (Danziger Engineering Collaborative INC.) & Carol Monticelli (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Karsten Moritz (IMS Bauhaus® Archineer® Institutes e.V.) & Jean-Christophe Thomas (Nantes Université)

Sponsoring TENSINANTES 2023: Interested to sponsor the symposium TENSINANTES 2023? There are 4 categories with corresponding benefits: Platinum sponsorship (€4000,00); Gold sponsorship (€3000,00); Silver sponsorship (€2000,00) and Copper sponsorship (€1000,00). See link for more detailed information. Do not hesitate to contact the Organising Committee for further information.

Organising Committee

Jean-Christophe Thomas - jean-christophe.thomas@univ-nantes.fr

Sabine Cario - sabine.cario@univ-nantes.fr

Evi Corne, Marijke Mollaert - info@tensinet.com


Brussels - 2003: Designing Tensile Architecture

Milano - 2007: Ephemeral Architecture: Time and Textiles

Sofia - 2010: Tensile Architecture: Connecting Past and Future

Istanbul - 2013: [RE]THINKING Lightweight Structures

Newcastle - 2016: Novel structural skins - Improving sustainability and efficiency through new structural textile materials and designsE-book proceeding

Milan - 2019 :Softening the Habitats: Sustainable Innovations in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures E-book proceeding


You can order the proceedings of the previous symposia. 


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