This year the 14th edition of the student competition “Textile Structures for New Building” took place. The competition received many entries. Most contributions were inspiring, looking at functionalities from a fresh perspective, re-interpreting, showing creativity, changing the scale, integrating light, sound, new ideas for processes or methodologies, or showing refined poetic finishing. It was a pleasure to go through the well documented projects, varying from aesthetic inflated halls or improved living spaces for refugee camps to adaptable lightweight skins or panels integrating bending active elements, creating soft furniture systems, knitting or weaving wet concrete, wrapping wet threads or steering a self-active façade system made of a flexible basalt tissue.

When evaluating the entries, the jury mainly took into account the following criteria: feasibility, qualitative use of textile materials, level of innovation, aesthetics, ecological quality, resource efficiency, functionality and economic quality.