|Student's Project Week - General Information|
Between May 15th and May 17th 2017 an international Student's Project is organized in parallel to the main event of Textile Roofs Workshop.
The main emphasis of the International Students Project Week is put in developing and manufacturing building models for tensioned and inflated structures, including all experience during the process of development and manufacturing up to the final and real model. The design of membrane structures is deeply related by the behaviour of the fabric and their possibility to tension, to join and to fix the materials. Therefore one of the targets of the seminar is to point out the relation between form, material behaviour and structural behaviour which can be realized during manufacturing and construction.
A further aim is the get practical experience in designing and manufacturing tensioned and inflated membrane structures. The practical experience is hardly to teach using computer modelling neither for the 3D-shapes and animations nor for numerical simulation of the structural behaviour. The gap between virtual designed structures and real building is getting wider and one of the aims of the international seminar is to show the possibilities and differences between physical modelling and computational design.