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Iconic Awards 2019: Innovative Architecture, One Winner is the BUGA Fibre Pavilion

The BUGA Fibre Pavilion was selected as one of the winners in the category “Innovative Architecture” of the Iconic Awards 2019.
Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture, established by the German Design Council, is the first independent international architecture and design competition to take into account the interplay between the various disciplines. Awards are given to visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication in all sectors of architecture, the construction and real estate business and the manufacturing industries. The focus is on holistic production and interaction between the trades in the context of architecture.
The award ceremony will take place on October 7th, 2019, at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Europe’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art, architecture and design.

Beyond Bauhaus – prototyping the future Award 2019 for BUGA Fiber Pavilion Heilbronn

On August 16th 2019, the BUGA Fiber Pavilion will receive the “beyond bauhaus – prototyping the future” award as one of 20 winners out of 1500 participants in an international competition, launched by the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative. The award ceremony will take place at Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.
The Jury specifically acknowledged the “intelligent design of a contemporary social space” as a “forward looking solution to pressing contemporary challenges”

ITECH Research Demonstrator 2018-19

Institute for Computational Design and Costruction (ICD) – Prof. Achim Menges
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers
Institute for Textile and Fiber Technologies (ITFT) – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Götz T. Gresser
University of Stuttgart

The ITECH research demonstrator 2018/19 investigates large-scale compliant architecture inspired by the folding mechanisms of the Coleoptera coccinellidae (Ladybug) wings. The demonstrator is composed of two adaptive folding elements made of carbon and glass fibre-reinforced plastic. The demonstrator is first of its kind to employ industrial tape-laying technology for an automated fabrication of large-scale compliant mechanisms.

Urbach Tower – Opening 2019

Self-shaping manufacturing for a curved timber tower, Remstal Gartenschau 2019, Urbach

Institute for Computational Design and Construction (Prof. A. Menges)
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (Prof. J. Knippers)

BUGA Fiber Pavilion 2019 – Opening

Biomimetic pavilions for the Bundesgartenschau 2019
BUGA Wood Pavilion and BUGA Fibre Pavilion, Heilbronn, Germany

Institute for Computational Design and Construction (Prof. A. Menges)
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (Prof. J. Knippers)

BUGA Wood Pavilion 2019 – Opening

Biomimetic pavilions for the Bundesgartenschau 2019
BUGA Wood Pavilion and BUGA Fibre Pavilion, Heilbronn, Germany

Institute for Computational Design and Construction (Prof. A. Menges)
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (Prof. J. Knippers)

We are hiring!

The Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design, part of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart, invites applications for:

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – PHD candidate or Post Doc (100% E13 TVL or E14 TVL)