Bending Active Membrane Structure

Student project for Marocco, testing installation in Stuttgart
[Photo: Julian Lienhard]

Installation of the Bending Active Membrane Structure

Duration: 1:22 min | © Julian Lienhard | Source: YouTube

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.

Project Team:

ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart

University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart

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