The three-day symposium is organised around 3 main topics including 5 keynote lectures & 47 lectures in plenary and parallel sessions.

The film “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” backstage-engineeringfor a work of artby büro für leichtbau, Tritthardt+Richter will be shown.

08.30-09.15 Registration 08.15-09.30 General Assembly TensiNet
09.15-09.30 Welcome & Introduction

09.00-10.00 Keynote lecture

The Pathways to Zero Carbon for Tensioned Membrane Architecture: ongoing actions and next steps

Bruce Danziger and Carol Monticelliwith Beatriz Ferreyra Vargas and Nathaly Michelle Rodriguez Torres

09.30-10.30 Keynote lecture

Milestones of ETFE construction methods and starting points for further developments in membranes structures

Karsten Moritz and Jean-Christophe Thomas

09.30-10.30 Keynote lecture

Bouncing Bridge: ephemeral, autonomous and self-supporting pneumatic temporary structure

Grégoire Zündel and Ramon Sastre

10.30-10.50 Coffee break 10.00-10.20 Coffee break 10.30-10.50 Coffee break

10.50-12.55 Plenary session topic 1

Advanced tools for futuristic skins – ETFE

Massimo Maffeis, Antonio Diaferia, Nicola Todesco

Modeling of impacts on tensile structures

Adam Bown, Adrian Cabello, Artem Holstoi

Porto Pi shopping center's floating pergolas

Juan García-Lastra Zorrilla, Juan Rey-Rey, Alejandro Minguez

PumpItUp, gite mobile for the European cultural capital Esch-sur-Alzette 2022

Bernd Stimpfle

The integration of CAD and FEA for lightweight design and analysis

Ann-Kathrin Goldbach, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger

10.20-12.25 Plenary session topic 3

Lightweight ideas for a built environment beyond concrete

Katja Bernert

How lightweight architecture contribute to sustainability & decarbonization strategy?

Thomas Bonneville

6dTEX - Sustainable Composite Structures from 3D Print on 3D Textile

Claudia Lueling, Sascha Biehl, Roxana Tennert, Gözdem Dittel, Marina Chernychova, Thomas Gries

Architecture for pigs

Maxime Durka

An innovative solar shading device for outdoor thermal comfort

Adriana Angelotti, Alara Kutlu, Salvatore Viscuso, Andrea Alongi, Alessandra Zanelli

10.50-12.55 Plenary session topic 2

Design and execution of membrane structures acc. to CEN/TS 19102

Jörg Uhlemann, Bernd Stimpfle, Natalie Stranghöner

Determination of ULS values of ETFE membrane structures acc. to Eurocode using tensile strength measurements in quality control of production

Torsten Balster, Carl Maywald, Lazarev Delche

On the design of membrane structures with the partial safety factor concept – a parameter study on the influence of structural and probabilistic properties

Martin Fueder, Max Teichgraber, Daniel Staub, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger

Characterization of polyethylene structure membrane

Sherryl Patton

Practical application of a stress-ratio dependent adaptive material model in the structural analysis of textile structures

Jörg Uhlemann, Mehran Motevalli, Natalie Stranghöner, Daniel Balzan


13.00-14.00 Lunch break 12.30-13.30 Lunch break 13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-16.05 Parallel session A

topic 3

Integrating sustainability aspects in the teaching of lightweight structures and their comparison with common structures

Heidrun Bögner-Balz, Sarah Von Der Weth, Karsten Moritz

The environmental performance of membrane structures

Zehra Eryuruk, Marijke Mollaert

A comparative LCA between a Textile Façade Retrofit and conventional solutions

Giulia Procaccini, Carol Monticelli

ATLAS architectural membrane as a core element for larger and energy efficient air domes

Alexandra Sonnenberg

T-shade: experimental case study conducted to reuse t-shirts as a tensile-shading system

Amirhossein Ahmadnia, Gergely Mátyás Jelinek Jelinek, Aina Radovan, Salvatore Viscuso, Alessandra Zanelli


13.30-15.35 Parallel session A

topic 2

Living in the 7th element: Hans-Walter Müller's pneumatics

Katja Bernert

Finite element modelling of inflatable beams up to the ultimate stability phase

Laurent Gornet, Jean-Christophe Thomas

Analytical, numerical and experimental study of inflatable panels

Paul Lacorre, Anh Le van, Rabah Bouzidi, Jean-Christophe Thomas

The calculation of large cable reinforced gas storage systems

Jürgen Holl

Textile covers of biogas storage tanks - Interaction between Membrane behavior and Operation of the Gas Membrane

Rosemarie Wagner, Kai Heinlein

14.00-15.40 Parallel session A

topic 3

Suntex: weaving solar energy into building skin

Rogier Houtman, Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed, Pauline van Dongen, Mariana Popescu

Integration of the Fog water harvesting system in lightweight structure design for emergency camps

Maria Giovanna Di Bitonto, Nathaly Michelle Rodriguez Torres, Alara Kutlu, Nicolò Elio Giorgietti, Alessandra Zanelli

Challenges of measuring sound absorption of ETFE membranes in a laboratory

Yannick Sluyts, Monika Rychtarikova, Christ Glorieux

Greentexx: Advanced tensile architectural membranes for active and passive cooling of the outdoor & indoor environments via vertical gardens

Benny Picke

14.00-16.05 Parallel session B

topic 2

Computational design workflow for a complex cable network

Jef Rombouts, Oriane Guidet, Ludovic Regnault, Klaas De Rycke

Development and validation of an experimental methodology for the characterization and FEM analysis of fibre-reinforced architectural meshes

Salvatore Viscuso, Carol Monticelli, Alessandra Zanelli, Alberto Fiorenzi

Parametric workflow approach in membrane design, from details to construction

Rémi Journo

Simulation of functionally graded CNC-knitted membranes

Yuliya Sinke, Martin Tamke, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen

Testing Parameters for uniaxial short-term tensile tests of ETFE foils and their connections

Dominik Runge, jörg Uhlemann, Natalie Stranghöner


13.30-15.35 Parallel session B

topic 1

Affine minimal surfaces: an intuitive family of shapes for tensile architecture

Cyril Douthe, Rémi Belloc, Ken'ichi Kawaguchi

Value enhancement of the roof of the CC Le Polygone Montpellier

Fabián Ascaso, Beatriz Arnaiz, Ramon Julián, Feike Reitsma

Optimisation of tensegrity systems with tensioned fabrics

Fevzi Dansik, Meltem Sahin, Caglar Samat

Retractable membrane roofs as urban shading device

Liu Dongyuan, Gregor Grünkorna, Julian Lienhard, Ata Chokhachian, Thomas Auer

Use of Parametric Design in Design to Production Process of a Membrane Facade

Milan Dragoljevic, Roberto Canobbio

14.00-15.40 Parallel session B

topic 1

Corolla, the soft-robotic coworking pod

Paolo Beccarelli, Ofir Albag, Martin Huba, Roberto Maffei

The Wave Pavilion from 2014 to 2023: origins, realization and reuse

Mathieu Lemunier

TensyDome: A pavilion combining tensegrity ring and tensile architecture

Nicolas Pauli

Beyond bending: tension. Membrane structures 1

Josep Ignasi de Llorens Duran

16.05-16.25 Coffee break 15.35-16.00 Coffee break 15.40-16.00 Outlooks & Thanks

16.25-17.15 Parallel session A

topic 1

Swatch Omega Headquaters - Multifunctional ETFE-modules in the building envelope

Karsten MORITZ, Koffi Alate

Temporary structure Grand Palais Éphémère

Patrick Vaillant, Beatriz Arnaiz, Feike Reitsma


16.00-17.00 Keynote lecture

Textile Architecture with or versus today challenges in built environment

Rosemarie Wagner

16.00-17.30 Working Group Sustainability & Comfort Meeting with invited guest Bruce Danziger

16.25-17.15 Parallel session B

topic 3

Comparison of PE coated PE weave to PVC coated PES weave
Rogier Houtman

Advancing the Design of Sustainable ETFE Membrane Structures: Insights from the Lighten Consortium Project

Mohammad Hosein Nejabatmeimandi, Alessandro Comitti, Luis Seixas, Adrian Cabello, Adam Bown


17.15-18.15 Keynote lecture

Architecture in motion

Louis Ratajczak


17.00-19.00 Walk the green line. Guided walk to the venue of the Gallerie des Machines

19.00-23.00 Conference dinner at Gallerie des Machines

18.15-20.00  cocktail drink