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

    Enjoy the latest TensiNews 40

    TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 40 - APRIL 2021 - Price 15€ (port incl.)

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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.



  • TensiNewsflash January 2021

    14 January 2021

    Please find the latest TensiNewsflash January 2021

    Topics: 2021! & Call for contributions TensiNews 40.


  • AZURE Magazine’s international architecture and design competition – the AZ Awards – is now open for submissions

    6 January 2021

    AZ-awards 2021 submission details


  • TensiNewsflash November 2020

    20 November 2020

    Please find the latest TensiNewsflash November 2020

    Topics: Call for contributions TensiNews 40, news from the Working Groups, First TensiNet General Assembly during Techtextil and TensiNet Symposium 2022.