TensiNet Symposium 2023 at Nantes Université
To Friday 09 June 2023
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 7th till 9th June 2023.
TENSINANTES2023 focuses on the significance and potential of fabrics and foils as established building materials and promotes the use of tensile structures in a world of constant change and adaptation. The optimal use of materials, the realisation of a Eurocode, sustainability and reuse are some of the topics that will be covered, ranging from research over practical experiences to realisations. The diversity and complementarity within the TensiNet community: suppliers, manufacturers, installers, engineers, architects, researchers & academics, inspired and fed the idea of putting together duos of speakers who will give keynote lectures around the 3 main themes:
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.
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.
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.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS confirmed. The lectures will be listed in detail soon (title of paper and author(s)).
Bruce Danziger - Danziger Engineering Collaborative, Inc. (Los Angeles, US)
Carol Monticelli - Polytechnic of Milan (Milan, Italy)
Karsten Moritz – IMS Bauhaus® Archineer® Institutes e.V. (Dessau, Germany)
Louis Ratajczak - DVVD (Paris, France)
Ramon Sastre - Universitat Politècnica Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
Jean-Christophe Thomas - Nantes Université (Nantes, France)
Rosemarie Wagner - Building technology Faculty of Architecture KIT – (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Grégoire Zündel - Atelier Zündel Cristea (Paris, France)
|WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE||THURSDAY 8TH JUNE||FRIDAY 9TH JUNE|
09.15-09.30 Welcome & Introduction
|08.30-10.00 General Assembly TensiNet association|
Keynote lecture Bouncing Bridge: ephemeral, autonomous and self-supporting pneumatic temporary structure Grégoire Zündel and Ramon Sastre
Keynote lecture The Pathways to Zero Carbon for Tensioned Membrane Architecture: ongoing actions and next steps Bruce Danziger and Carol Monticelli
Keynote lecture Milestones of ETFE construction methods and starting points for further developments
Karsten Moritz and Jean-Christophe Thomas
|10.30-10.50 Coffee break||10.00-10.20 Coffee break||11.00-11.20 Coffee break|
|10.50-12.55 Lectures||10.20-12.25 Lectures||11.20-13.00 Lectures|
|13.00-14.00 Lunch break||12.30-13.30 Lunch break||13.00-14.00 Lunch break|
|14.00-16.05 Lectures||13.30-15.35 Lectures||14.00-15.40 Lectures|
|16.05-16.25 Coffee break||15.40-16.00 Coffee break||15.40-16.00 Outlooks & Thanks|
Keynote lecture Textile Architecture with or versus today challenges in built environment Rosemarie Wagner
|16.00-17.30 Working Group Sustainability & Comfort Meeting with invited guest Bruce Danziger|
Keynote lecture Architecture in motion Louis Ratajczak
17.00-19.00 Walk the green line. Guided walkto the venue of the Gallerie des Machines
19.00-23.00 Conference dinner at Gallerie des Machines
|18.05-20.00 Cocktail drink|