• TensiNewsflash MAY 2021

    27 May 2021
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    Topics: General Assembly, Call for contributions TensiNews 41 & upcoming events




  • IASS 2020/21 - Surrey 7 Spatial Structures Conference - confirmed keynote speakers

    12 May 2021

    The University of Surrey is hosting the Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures on 23-27 August 2021.

    This fully virtual conference will include eight internationally renowned keynote speakers: Sigrid Adriaenssens, Ian Firth, Massimo Maffeis, Marijke Mollaert, Sergio Pellegrino, Boris Reyher, Ulrik Støttrup-Andersen, and Chris Williams. See link


  • TensiNet symposium 2023

    14 April 2021

    TensiNet Symposium 2023 at Nantes University

    The next TensiNet Symposium 2023 will be organized in collaboration with Nantes University in May or June 2023. The focus will be on Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment. The 3 main topics are:

    1/ Structural membrane: contemporary, innovative, adaptive daring and impactful solutions 

    In Jules Verne's hometown, with its focus on innovation and futuristic issues, membrane architecture can provide answers to current problems, especially for ever denser cities and for a world that is always on the move.

    2/ Tensioned membrane structures: the seventh building material

    Recent advances in the design of membrane structures, development of a Eurocode dedicated to structural membranes: the word membrane must now be part of the daily vocabulary of architects, designers and decision-makers, and the specificities of membrane design must be part of the knowledge of all structural engineers.

    3/ Structural membrane: an answer to issues of the 21st century

    Lightweight design, well-being, environmental impact, energy and acoustic performance, life cycle of materials and structures, end of life of membrane structures: these keywords are part of the current and future construction challenges and are an important message for the younger generations.


    More information will follow in the upcoming months!


  • TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 40 - April 2021

    14 April 2021

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  • IMS BAUHAUS® Degree "Archineer®" online course

    3 February 2021

    IMS BAUHAUS® Degree "Archineer®" online course

    Since 2006, the institute has been carried out several programmes in Membrane Structures.  Well known is the unique Master and Archineer programme, which was taking place at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau-Rosslau. More than 350 architects and engineers have been trained so far in this special field of construction. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Robert Off participants learned to design, calculate, detail, build and maintain lightweight textile structures.

    Training conditions around the world have changed rapidly since the pandemic. Therefore, they have decided to adapt to the situation and offer their courses online from now on. This will allow people all over the world to easily participate in their programs and learn how to master membrane and lightweight structures!

    Course duration: March 26 - October 30, 2021

    Registration deadline: March 13, 2021

    All further information about this new programme can be found on their website.



  • TensiNewsflash January 2021

    14 January 2021

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    Topics: 2021! & Call for contributions TensiNews 40.


  • AZURE Magazine’s international architecture and design competition – the AZ Awards – is now open for submissions

    6 January 2021

    AZ-awards 2021 submission details


  • TensiNewsflash November 2020

    20 November 2020

    Please find the latest TensiNewsflash November 2020

    Topics: Call for contributions TensiNews 40, news from the Working Groups, First TensiNet General Assembly during Techtextil and TensiNet Symposium 2022.


  • TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 39 - September 2020

    16 September 2020

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  • Call - IASS Surrey 2021 Expo - IASS Working Group 21 “Advanced manufacturing and materials”

    22 July 2020

    IASS Surrey 2021 Expo

    Competition and exhibition of innovative lightweight structures: An invitation for artists, designers, engineers, and researchers. Organized by the new IASS Working Group 21 “Advanced manufacturing and materials” in close cooperation with the IASS Symposium 2021 and the 7th international conference on Spatial Structures in Surrey.

    61 years of IASS and the 3rd WG21 Expo
    After the success of the 2015 IASS expo in Amsterdam and the 2019 expo in Barcelona, WG21 is organising a new exhibition to celebrate this success during the annual international symposium of the IASS and the 7th international conference on Spatial Structures. The expo, symposium and conference will take place in Surrey from 23 to 27th August 2021.


    The deadline for entries is January 31st, 2021.

    See link for more information https://www.jjo33.com/surrey2021