5 November 2021

    The TensiNet Association was well represented at Advanced Building Skins 2021 with the very nice lightweight booth, the TensiNet & Friends Meeting and two sessions: Skins from fabrics and foils & Building Membrane Cladding Systems

     booth TensiNet

    Link TensiNet & Friends presentation


  • TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 41 - OCTOBER 2021

    23 September 2021

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  • AMA Award

    28 July 2021

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    AMA Award

    Our living space and our environment are very important to us. Against the background of climate changes and increasing environmental problems, AMA would like to make a contribution into turning building more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

    This also applies to building with light structures and membrane materials (fabrics and foils). These materials and construction methods are ideally suited to make a major contribution to saving our natural resources. The extremely small dimensions of lightweight structures compared to other types of construction lead to savings in several fields of sustainable construction. These savings relate to the energies used as well as the transport quantities, recycling and ultimately also the emissions and the reduced quantities of materials that arise at the end of the long life cycle.

    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).

    For more information see link

    Deadline: 22nd September 2021



    16 June 2021


    16th Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo, 21-22 October 2021, Bern, Switzerland

    International platform for architects, engineers, scientists and the building industry Architects, engineers and representatives of the worldwide building industry are meeting at the annual International Conference and Expo on Advanced Building Skins in Bern to discuss the latest trends and new developments in sustainable building design. The conference is Europe’s leading event on building envelopes and combines top-class presentations with active networking in the construction industry. Every year, over 150 speakers present new projects and developments in the design of building skins.


    The TensiNet Association will be represented this year with two TensiNet sessions on Membrane Architecture and with a TensiNet booth designed by associate partner POLIMI. Lastly, the TensiNet Association will organise a “TensiNet and friends” meeting scheduled on Thursday 21st October at 18.00.

    Interested to attend then visit the website https://abs.green/home/.

    Session 1 - Skins from fabrics and foils - Chair: Dipl.-Ing. Architect Katja Bernert

    Session 2 - Building Membrane Cladding Systems - Chair: Dr. Carl Maywald


  • Updates on the Sattler Management Board

    27 May 2021

    As part of the succession planning, Herbert Pfeilstecher passed on his responsibility as CEO and for the business units SATTLER SUN-TEX and SATTLER PRO-TEX to Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl. Lisbeth Wilding will take over CFO position effective immediately in addition to her current responsibility for Human Resources, IT, Business Development and Management System, as well as for the business unit SATTLER CENO. Find the link to the press release press release


  • TensiNewsflash MAY 2021

    27 May 2021
    Please find the latest TensiNewsflash May 2021

    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.