• Lectures on Textile Architecture at TechTextil - 21.06.2022

    1 June 2022

    During Techtextil 2022, held from 21st till 24th June, interesting lectures will be given at the Techtextil Forum in Hall 9 Level 1 – D80

    The first day will focus on Textile Architecture. Katja Bernert (Mehler Technologies) will present 3 lectures:

    • The AMA Award for Sustainability in Tensile Architecture is scheduled in section Selected/Extraordinary? Trends in Technical Textile Applications  (11:00 - 11:15)
    • Transforming Textiles to Testimonies recycled solutions  for architectural membranes is scheduled in section Architecture (4:30 - 4:45)
    • Travel guide to Textile Architecture (4:45 - 5:00)


  • AMA award 2022

    11 May 2022

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    The competition, which AMA announced in 2021 for the first time, shall reward and honour outstanding contributions to sustainability and conservation of natural resources by awarding particularly good examples of products, projects, design and ideas in the field of lightweight and membrane structures.

    The AMA Award comprises four categories, two of these categories Products and Projects are for AMA members only and the other two Design and Idea for non-members. We want to recognize and reward people and companies having achieved special success on the way to a better future of our planet or firmely intending to do so (ideas).

    Deadline September 9th 2022

    More info on criteria, conditions, process and submission https://www.amaforum.com/ama-awards/

    AMA award 2021 https://www.amaforum.com/ama-awards/2021/




  • Symposium TENSINANTES 2023

    20 April 2022

    We are pleased to announce you 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. See link announcement TensiNews 42



  • TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 42 - APRIL 2022

    20 April 2022

    Enjoy the latest TensiNews 42

    TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 42 - APRIL 2022 - Price 15€ (port incl.)

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  • Call for abstract - Symposium TENSINANTES 2023

    15 April 2022

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    The TensiNet Symposium 2023 "Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment" will be held at Nantes Université (France) 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


    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – extended deadline 15th June

    We invite you to participate and submit a one-page abstract following the template available on the website of the conference https://tensinantes2023.sciencesconf.org/ before the 31st of May 2022. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee also welcomes abstracts and papers on built projects, especially when they illustrate advancements related to the 3 main themes. An extra theme "Others" is included.


    Please feel free to share the announcement and the call for abstract within your network!


  • TensiNet association applied as Partner of the New European Bauhaus

    16 March 2022



    The TensiNet association applied as Partner of the New European Bauhaus (NEB).

    The NEB is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences. The NEB initiative calls on all of us to imagine and build together a beautiful, sustainable and inclusive future. One of the goals isno more emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.The NEB turns the European Deal into something that can be approached and shaped. It is the goal to build a sustainable and inclusive future in Europe.The general shared objective across all calls is to support projects that bring aesthetic, sustainable and inclusive elements of transformation. See link https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/index_en

    As sustainability is one of the main goals, it was proposed to establish a sub-group NEB within the Working Group sustainability & Comfort. Alena Behrmann (Vector Foiltec) is the driving force behind this partnership with NEB.


  • Tenthouse Structures is looking for Senior Tensile Structural Engineer

    2 March 2022

    We are seeking an experienced Tensile Structural Engineer to join our Design Department where we design modular and custom structures, which are a combination of tensile membrane structures and classical structural elements.

    The candidate should be a qualified engineer with a proven track record in the turnkey design and delivery of tensile structure projects. As we provide turnkey solutions, the successful candidate will be required to undertake and manage structural design from the conceptual phase through to detailing, QC and handover. (Ie. assumes engineering responsibility for our scope of works). Remote work is possible. In which case, to optimize engagement with our Cape Town based production design team, the candidate should be either UK or European based and English fluent. For more information regarding the role and remuneration package, please contact Brendan at brendan@tenthousestructures.com.



  • 40 years of Mehler Texnologies in Italy

    23 February 2022

    High-tech textiles for innovative applications

    Mehler Texnologies has been supplying technical textiles to the Italian market for four decades. What began in 1982 with sun protection products has evolved into a broad portfolio of technically coated textiles for a wide variety of innovative applications. In the early 1980s, the specialist for technical textiles started out by captivating the Italian camping sector: The lightweight textiles with their acrylic coating were ideal for use as awnings to protect against the sun. Even today, products from the VALMEX® and AIRTEX® ranges still rank among the trailblazers in the nautical, camping and sun protection market. Meanwhile, textiles, tarpaulins and membranes from Mehler Texnologies are to be found in many different areas: Stadium roofs, façade cladding, yacht equipment or industrial solutions – the high-tech textiles are extremely versatile and lend themselves equally well to creative design or industrial applications. The base fabrics are produced in the company’s own weaving mills in Europe and can be individually coated to optimally suit customers’ requirements. The result: Flexible solutions that will ensure many years of use and withstand extreme conditions. One of the most challenging – and unique – projects in recent years was the 2015 World Expo in Milan, when the company was commissioned to supply the 70.000m² of membrane to cover the Decumano and Cardo, the two main axes of the exhibition site. Looking to the future, Mehler Texnologies is focusing on investments in further markets and systematic growth in Italy. Sustainability is a further focus. Mehler Texnologies is pursuing swift certification to ISO 14001, the standard that provides a systematic framework for integrating binding environmental targets and processes.


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    At the WORLD EXPO Milano in 2015, the roofing of the main walkways had been made of the membrane VALMEX® FR 1200 MEHATOP® F Type III by Mehler Texnologies. (Photo: TAIYO EUROPE)



  • TensiNewsflash January 2022

    19 January 2022

    Please find the latest TensiNewsFlash January 2022

    Topics: Happy new year, REMINDER Call for contributions TensiNews 42


  • TensiNewsflash December 2021

    10 December 2021

    Please find the latest TensiNewsflash December 2021

    Topics: Call for contributions TensiNews 42, ABS 2021, Symposium 2023 & WGs