Bio-Composites Experimental Pavilion

Biobased Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture (BioMat) - Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design(ITKE), University of Stuttgart

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FLEXIBLE FORMS: Biocomposites Experimental Pavilion

The first experimental pavilion, realized by the department of Biobased Materials and Material Cycles in Architecture (BioMat), located at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), is a double-curved, parametrically designed segmental shell of light, single-curved wood and biocomposite elements supported by three curved crossed wooden beams. The holistic geometry of the shell resembles a 3D fabric in which the curved elements are connected with nodes in all directions in space. This allows us to express new aesthetic architectural features of the future made possible by the use of digital manufacturing technologies and data flow management.

The BioMat department focuses on the mission to investigate different aspects of sustainability in architecture. This built 1:1 model is the result of 10 months of intensive work, which is based on many years of work in the field of applications of bio-based materials and various approaches for a future-oriented sustainable architecture.


Supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hanaa Dahy
Tutors: Michaela Mey, Piotr Baszyński, Jan Petrš

Students SS18:
(Design Development, Fabrication & Assembly)
Daniel Bieberstein, Lena Bienert, Claudia Böning, Julia Boos,
Jasmin Min Chu, Yamac Ölcer, Silvia Richter Martínez, Reza Sadeghi,
Timo Sippach, Lisa Unterberger, Quim Vilafranca Molero, Francesca
Weiß, Sihui Wu

Students WS17-18:
(Concept Development)
Mariana Zollino - initial concept author
Helena Bartl, Jake Benedikt, Wei Ju Chi, Arzum Coban, Jan Ingo
Haller, Leroy Handojo, Juan Esteban Hernandez Cardona, Viktorya
Ivanova, Julian Karl, Corinna Kernl, Laura Kiesewetter, Jasmin Min Chu,
Quim Vilafranca Molero, Dominik Plag, Yamac Ölcer, Reza Sadeghi,
Frederica Savioa, Timo Sippach, Allan Soares, Thomas Strasser,
Schichao Wang, Hao Xu

Structural Analysis Eindhoven University of Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Teuffel ISD, Faculty of the Built Environment
Arjan Habraken ISD, Faculty of the Built Environment
Dirk Bos ISD, Faculty of the Built Environment

Consultants: University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Kuhlmann Institut für Konstruktion und Entwurf
Janusch Töpler Institut für Konstruktion und Entwurf
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Schwieger Institut für Ingenieurgeodäsie
Gabriel Kerekes Institut für Ingenieurgeodäsie

Tech support:
Andreas Kulla, Michael Preisack, Michael Schneider, Michaela Tondera

Students Scientific Assistants:
Hasan Algan, Kristína Balušíková, Farnaz Fattahi, Masih Imani, Julian
Karl, Timo Sippach, Zerihun Waje

Special Thanks:
Florian Jonas, Nikolas Früh, Jian-Min Li, Felix Tineberg,
Ibrahem Al-Salameh, Sofi Dawout, Hashim Nazari, Sofi Yousef,
Laura Mesaric, Bich Nhu Ngo, Sebastian Guoth, Mobin Moussavi,
Ahmad Razavi, Emi Shiraishi, Nima Zahiri, Eliza Biała, Xiaoyu Chen,
Adel Omran, Ruqing Zhong

Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsors and Supporters:
Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe,
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft,
Baden-Württemberg Stiftung,

This image shows Piotr Baszyński

Piotr Baszyński


Research Associate I IntCDC

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Jan Petrš

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Research Associate

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