Match, set and game!

March 29, 2011

A winning design by British architect scores points with players and engineers A new demountable sports canopy at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton, England is the first of its type in the UK and a world first in the sports sector. Designed by George Stowell Chartered Practice, in collaboration with Airlight SA, Arup, form-TL and …

Design Competition: Information Pavilion for the 2012 London Olympics

March 23, 2011

Now is your chance to impress the judges with your lightweight, fabric structure designs. The 2012 London Olympic committee has launched a design challenge for a temporary information structure. According to the competition website: “The aim of this International competition is to design a temporary, freestanding information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in …

Under the (fabric) roof

The 16th international workshop of Textile Roofs will take place at the Technical University of Berlin, May 30 – June 1, 2011 At the popular summer workshop on the design and practical realization of architectural membrane structures, participants can expect this year to hear presentations from guest lecturers Said El Sayad, of Hightex GmbH, Rimsting, …

The master’s course

March 16, 2011

Debut of the 6th international master course in membrane structures In the annual tradition held on the campus of Anhalt University, a day-long symposium will kick off this year’s master course in membrane structure design by discussing the special topic of IMS-Ethiopia (Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies-Ethiopia) and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit …