12 December 2018

    Please find the link to the flyer of our upcoming SYMPOSIUM 2019 http://www.tensinet.com/files/Tensinet_Symposia/TS19%20flyer.pdf





    3 October 2018

    In 2019, Techtextil – Leading international Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens – is organising the 15th 'Textile Structures for New Building' contest. As in the years before the international association TensiNet is supporting the contest as a sponsor with prize money amounting to € 8,000.

    The competition will be run under the professional and technical supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, Director of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart. Architonic will medially accompany and support the contest again.

    We cordially invite all students and young professionals (born after 1 March 1990) of architecture and civil engineering, product design, or any other relevant subjects, to apply.

    See http://www.tensinet.com/index.php/activities-networking/techtextil-student-competition



    3 October 2018

    TS19 logo


    CALL FOR EXHIBITION / POSTERSNew deadline 3th December 2018

    In line with the general theme of the TensiNet 2019 Symposium, “Softening the Habitats: Sustainable Innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures”, the exhibition will focus on the change tensile architecture is undergoing.

    The INTENSION exhibition aims at presenting cutting-edge projects, techniques and materials that have recently been implemented in the field of tensile architecture and have the potential of changing the construction and the lifespan of membrane structures for a more sustainable built environment.

    Participate in the INTENSION exhibition to share your achievement and provide more visibility for your project, as well as pave the way for a widespread use of innovative technologies within the field of architecture, design and engineering, and especially tensile construction.

    We invite firms, companies and academics to submit a 300-word text, a render/photo of the project and a significant detail drawing organised in an A2 poster until the 31st of October. The chosen projects will be exhibited at Politecnico di Milano within a tensile installation in the exhibition hall Guido Nardi from the 3rd to the 15th of June 2019, providing prolonged exposure and visibility to the projects on display.


    CALL FOR EXHIBITION / PROTOTYPESDeadline 31th January 2019

    In addition to the Call for Posters, we are also launching a Call for Prototypes within the context of the INTENSION exhibition. The prototypes aim at showcasing experimental tensile projects having a relatively medium or small scale. They can either be scaled models of from 1:10 to 1:2, or 1:1 mock-ups, but the latter is preferred, even if it is a partial model of the real structure. These prototypes will be distributed in the green open-air areas of Politecnico di Milano according to their size. The prototypes will be installed and dismantled by their authors within two days prior and after the conference, and will be on display for the whole duration of the conference, from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2019. Thus, authors are kindly reminded to consider the transport and handling time on site of the prototype components beforehand.

    The call for prototypes will require you to submit by email, until the 31st of January, a poster in A2 format of maximum 15 MBs, containing at least the following elements: one 3D view of your prototype, one plan view with clear principal dimensions specified in meters and a short text of 300 words on why your prototype complies with the theme of the INTENSION exhibition. You can optionally also send sketches/final drawings of sections, elevations or assembly drawings, with the latter being highly recommended.


    More info http://www.tensinet2019.polimi.it/exhibition.html


  • TensiNet Annual General Meeting Essen

    3 October 2018

    The TensiNet Annual General meeting 2018 was held at the 4th Essener Membranbau Symposium.

    Use the link for the presentation: http://www.tensinet.com/files/Presentations/2017-09-28%20ESSEN%20_%20ANNUAL%20GENERAL%20MEETING.pdf



  • Vacancy - formTL

    19 September 2018

    Vacancy at formTL:

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR committed employees who are able to work in different project groups and are interested in carrying out remarkable projects in a positive working environment. You are looking for a job offering good conditions of employment and with friendly colleagues. Then, send us your application. We might make a great team.


    formTL sucht:

    Wir suchen Verstärkung für unser Team! Du hast gerade dein Studium als Bauingenieur/in abgeschlossen oder bereits mehrere Jahre Berufserfahrung? Du hast Lust auf außergewöhnliche, interessante und abwechslungsreiche Projekte? Dann freuen wir uns auf deine Bewerbung!



  • TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 35 - September 2018

    6 September 2018

    Enjoy the latest TensiNews 35:

    TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 35 - SEPTEMBER 2018 -  Price 15€ (port incl)

    For non TensiNet members: http://www.tensinet.com/files/TensiNet_Publications/Tensinews35-4p.pdf

    For TensiNet members: http://www.tensinet.com/files/New_TensiNet_publications/Tensinews%2035%20-%20autumn%202018%20-LR.pdf


  • NEWS TensiNet Symposium 2019 “Softening the Habitats: Sustainable Innovations in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures”

    27 July 2018

    Please find the flyer for the upcoming symposium 2019 - http://www.tensinet.com/files/Tensinet_Symposia/TS19COM_Flyer.PDF



  • SelgasCano Pavilion at Liquid City, Bruges Triennale.14 May – 16 Sept. 2018

    19 July 2018


    How flexible, liquid, and resilient can a historic city like Bruges be in an age when nothing seems to be certain any longer?

    A lightweight installation by SelgasCano architects. They designed a vibrant floating pavilion in the Coupure Canal.


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    Pictures © toerisme Brugge – Jan Dhondt


  • 'Isoropia' at the16th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia (26 May - 25 Nov. 2018)

    19 July 2018


    Interesting installations at the Danish Pavilion - Theme: Possible Spaces - Sustainable development through collaborative innovations

    The installation 'Isoropia' - Greek: meaning balance, equilibrium and stability - is more than 35m long and made of more than 40 custom CNC knitted membranes of up to 7m length. These are set in structural equilibrium with bend glassfibre rods of varying strength. The structure creates a spatial and structural continuum through the Danish Pavilion, forming differentiated outdoor canopy structures on the two outer sides and a vaulted space in the interior. Similar to the spatial expression the structural system morphs from a cablenet system, which prestresses and stabilises the structure to one, which uses tensegrity like compression elements to prestress the knitted membrane.

    More information: https://kadk.dk/en/case/isoropia