Lightweight Architecture

Textile Roofs

International Workshop on the Design and Practical Realisation of Architectural Membrane Structures

www.textile-roofs.com

annually: 1995 – 2016 (21 events)

Host: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Gründig, Technische Universität Berlin,
Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformationstechnik (Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science) (1995 – 2012),
AcaMem (Academy for Architectural Membrane Structures) (2013 – 2015), academus GmbH (since 2016)

Organisation & Event management: Dr.-Ing Bernd Stary (TU Berlin, academus GmbH), Anke Bellmann (Solution Pool GmbH)

Special Guest

20th

2015 May 11th – May 13th

Dipl-.Ing. (FH) Frank Höreth /  Taiyo Europe GmbH

19th

2014 May 26th – May 28th

Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Schmid / formTL, ingenieure für tragwerk und leichtbau gmbH

18th

2013 June 17th – June 19th

Ms. Lena Brögger & Mr. Martin Glass / gmp architects

17th

2012 May 14th – May 16th

Mr. Wolfgang Rudorf-Witrin / CENO TEC GmbH

16th

2011 May 30th – June 1st

Mr. Mauro Pedretti / Airlight Ltd.

15th

2010 June 3rd – June 5th

Mr. Jürgen Hennicke / University Stuttgart & TU Vienna

14th

2009 June 11th – June 13th

Mr. Dirk P. Emmer / Vector Foiltec GmbH

13th

2008 May 22nd – May 24th

Mr. Roberto Canobbio / Canobbio SPA

12th

2007 June 7th – June 9th

Dipl.-Arch. Horst Dürr / Ingenieurgemeinschaft Flächentragwerke

11th

2006 May 25th – May 27th

Dipl.-Ing. arch. Einar Thorsteinn

10th

2005 May 26th – May 28th

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kröplin / University Stuttgart

9th

2004 June 10th – June 12th

Mr. Rainer Lenz / Kauffman, Theilig & Partner

8th

2003 June 19th – June 21st

Dipl.-Ing. P. Michael Schultes / TU Vienna

Asia 2003

2003 February 24th – February 25th

7th

2002 May 30th – June 1st

Mr. Klaus-Michael Koch / B&O Hightex GmbH

6th

2001 June 14th – June 16th

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Axel Thallemer / Festo AG & Co

5th

2000 June 22nd – June 24th

Mr. Johan Sischka / Wagner-Biro AG

4th

1999 June 17th – June 19th

Mr. Robert Nijsse / Consulting Engineers ABT

3rd

1998 June 18th – June 20th

Prof. Percy Hooper / North California State University

2nd

1997 May 15th – May 17th

1st

1995 June 15th – June 17th

These 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 Berlin since 1995. Due to their practical emphasis and unique format, these events have proven increasingly popular.

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. In addition to a comprehensive programme of lectures presented in English by key figures from the membrane structure industry and academia, opportunities for the study and hands-on development of practical case-studies in an informal tutorial environment will be provided.