• Consistency of the database

    9 August 2017

    The database has been created to make the description of built projects widely available. If you detect any inconsistency, please inform Marijke.Mollaert@vub.ac.be


  • The new website

    9 August 2017

    The new website is on-line. Comments can be sent to marijke.mollaert@vub.ac.be or evi.corne@vub.ac.be.


  • Architectural Membrane Association (AMA)

    8 June 2017

    AMA Logo 002

    The Architectural Membrane Association (AMA), founded on 15th of March 2016 in Dessau, is a neutral platform of the membrane construction industry following the common aim to broaden the market of Architectural Membrane Constructions by spreading information, strengthening and securing quality and thus increasing the confidence in the construction method. AMA safeguards and promotes the technical, economic and social interests of its international members in the field of building with membranes in the architectural context.

    The common interest of the members of AMA lies in the promotion of construction with membranes, as well as the representation of interests of the members vis-à-vis authorities, associations and other organizations. The common interests specifically include the quality improvement and assurance, in order to create trust vis-à-vis third parties and the structuring and implementation of public relations work, provision of supporting advertising media and other appropriate measures for this (image, information, doctrines, training).

    The association promotes fair competition and combats any type of unfair competition, as well as other deficiencies and detrimental aberrations in business practice. It neither has the character of a commercial enterprise nor can it control the business activity of its members. The association does not pursue any political or religious goals.

    Companies decisively involved in the realization process of architectural membranes (companies, producing membrane materials, manufacturing membranes or decisively realizing membrane structures for architectural applications) are cordially invited to join AMA. For further information please contact info@ama-forum.com.



  • Colloquium TEXTILE SKIN

  • Film Frei Otto: Spanning the Future - Opening and start of the Master Lightweight Membrane Structures

    20 April 2017

    Opening and start of the Lightweight Membrane Structures Master´s Program at Danube University Krems (Austria) on Monday May 29th 2017 at 18:00 - Cinema at the University Campus with the Austrian Cinema Premiere of the Film Frei Otto: Spanning the Future produced by Simon K. Chiu.

    Students find here a very good environment to study. The University offers a "Light-Laboratory" and a "Wind tunnel for full scale models". More information at http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/studium/lightweight-membrane-structures/index.php



  • TENSINEWS - NEWSLETTER NR. 32 (1-4) - APRIL 2017

    20 April 2017

    TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 32 - APRIL 2017 -  Price 15€ (port incl)




  • TENSINEWS 32 _ CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS _ deadline 30.01.17

    5 January 2017

    We invite our members to submit for the next TensiNews issue an article, project description, upcoming event, new development, research report or book review.

    Send your contribution to evi.corne@vub.ac.be.


  • TECHTEXTIL STUDENT COMPETITION 2017 - register by 27.02.2017

    5 January 2017

    In 2017, Techtextil – International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens is organizing the 14th 'Textile Structures for New Building' contest. As in the years before the international association TensiNet is supporting the contest as a sponsor with prize money amounting to € 8,000. Furthermore the contest will be medially accompanied and supported by our media partner Architonic.

    Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, director of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart, will be responsible for the professional and technical supervision of the competition.

    We cordially invite all students and young professionals (born after 1 March 1988) of architecture and civil engineering, product design, or any other relevant subjects, to apply.

    This competition is designed to identify innovative thinking and innovative solutions to problems, featuring construction projects capable of concrete realisation which use textiles or textilereinforced materials. A further aim is to encourage students and new entrants to the professions. The competition is further intended to strengthen contacts between the younger generation, the universities, the technical-textiles industry and broad sections of the building industry.


    FLYER http://www.tensinet.com/files/Techtextil_Competitions/TT2017_FLYER_StudentCompetition.pdf

    INVITATION AND CONTITIONS http://www.tensinet.com/files/Techtextil_Competitions/TT2017_StudentCompetition_Invitation_20160701.pdf    



  • EXHIBITION - Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling

    9 December 2016

    The exhibition aims at introducing new perspectives on the work of Frei Otto as well as formulating present-day questions concerning the future of our built environment involving architecture, technology, sustainability and society.

    Frei Otto (1925-2015) is among the most internationally celebrated and innovative German architects of the 20th century and is a central figure in building the culture in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. In March of last year, he received the Nobel Prize for Architecture, the Pritzker Prize, for his work, which is the most highly recognized award for architecture in the world. On the occasion of this honour, the »Südwestdeutsches Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurbau« (saai) and the Wüstenrot Foundation are planning the biggest exhibition to date of the work of Frei Otto in cooperation with the ZKM.

    ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

    05.11.2016 –  12.03.2017