12 - 14 October 2022


  • 17th Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo 2022

    20 - 21 October 2022

    The TensiNet Association will be present at ABS 2022:

    Session - Architectural Membranes for High-performance Building Skins Chair Marijke Mollaert

    • Fabric façades from recycled PET bottles - Katja Bernert, Mehler Texnologies
    • Special grades of ETFE film for unique projects - Ben Runhaar, AGC Chemicals Europe
    • Prediction of rain noise in large halls covered by structural skins - Monika Rychtarikova, KULeuven
    • Transparent ETFE cushion roof - Fridolin Mall, formTL
    • Moveable structures as 5th skin - Christoph Paech, schlaich bergermann partner
    • The long way to 1000m³ ETFE-Cloud - Thomas Toepfer, se cover

    Session - Building a Sustainable World Chair Carl Maywald

    • Membrane structures and embodied carbon reduction - Marijke Mollaert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    • How can teaching influence the understanding of sustainable construction? - Heidrun Bögner-Balz, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences

    Session - Life Safety and Fire Prevention in Façades Chair Zomraude Chantal Chalouhi

    • Classification of façade structures regarding fire safety - Carl Maywald, Vector Foiltec
    • Non-combustible vertical façade membranes - Allan Hurdle, Serge Ferrari


  • TensiNet and Friends meeting

    20 October 2022


  • Textile Roofs 2023

    3 - 5 May 2023

    TheTextile Roofs workshops are concerned with the design of architectural membrane roof structures. For most people such roofs are typified by world famous sports stadia and temporary exposition structures.  Although prestigious buildings of this type continue to utilise tensile roofing systems, the scope of application has widened considerably over the past decade. Today tensile roofs are routinely used in shopping centres, corporate headquarters, leisure centres, zoos, schools and even factories.  With a combination of visually dramatic curvilinear form, and economic efficiency, such architectural solutions represent an attractive option for many situations.

    The textile roof industry continues to grow world-wide. In order to encourage this development, workshops on the Design and Realisation of Textile Roofs have been held in for more than 20 years. Due to their practical emphasis and unique format, these events have proven increasingly popular.

    The participants of the previous events have come from a wide range of backgrounds ranging from established experts to novice students. This rich-mix appears to form part of the popularity of the workshops.

    The main objectives of this workshop are to provide fundamental information, as well as presenting the state-of-the-art in textile roof engineering. Above all, the workshop aims to provide practical answers to real-world questions.


    Scientific Supervision: Prof Rosemarie Wagner (KIT)


  • TensiNet Symposium 2023 at Nantes Université

    7 - 9 June 2023

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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 7th till 9th June 2023.The 3 main topics are:

    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.



  • ITMA 2023

    8 - 14 June 2023

    Transforming the World of Textiles

    Owned by CEMATEX, ITMA is the place where the industry converges every four years to showcase the latest textile and garment processing technologies, machinery and materials, promote collaborations and forge partnerships.