At the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design a new type of membrane structure was developed and realized in collaboration with students from the HFT Stuttgart.
The structure features 7.5 m long glass fibre rods that pre-stress the membrane by means of elastic bending. With a span of 11x12 m this is the first large scale membrane structure that uses such a technique. After the successful test setup in Stuttgart the structure will be mounted by students from Stuttgart and Marocco as a court yard shading in Marrakech September 2011.
ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart
University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart