TENSINET SYMPOSIUM 2019 – CALL FOR EXHIBITING / POSTERS & PROTOTYPES – deadline 31 October
CALL FOR EXHIBITION / POSTERS – deadline 15 November 2018
In line with the general theme of the TensiNet 2019 Symposium, “Softening the Habitats: Sustainable Innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures”, the exhibition will focus on the change tensile architecture is undergoing.
The INTENSION exhibition aims at presenting cutting-edge projects, techniques and materials that have recently been implemented in the field of tensile architecture and have the potential of changing the construction and the lifespan of membrane structures for a more sustainable built environment.
Participate in the INTENSION exhibition to share your achievement and provide more visibility for your project, as well as pave the way for a widespread use of innovative technologies within the field of architecture, design and engineering, and especially tensile construction.
We invite firms, companies and academics to submit a 300-word text, a render/photo of the project and a significant detail drawing organised in an A2 poster until the 31st of October. The chosen projects will be exhibited at Politecnico di Milano within a tensile installation in the exhibition hall Guido Nardi from the 3rd to the 15th of June 2019, providing prolonged exposure and visibility to the projects on display.
CALL FOR EXHIBITION / PROTOTYPES – deadline 31 January 2019
In addition to the Call for Posters, we are also launching a Call for Prototypes within the context of the INTENSION exhibition. The prototypes aim at showcasing experimental tensile projects having a relatively medium or small scale. They can either be scaled models of from 1:10 to 1:2, or 1:1 mock-ups, but the latter is preferred, even if it is a partial model of the real structure. These prototypes will be distributed in the green open-air areas of Politecnico di Milano according to their size. The prototypes will be installed and dismantled by their authors within two days prior and after the conference, and will be on display for the whole duration of the conference, from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2019. Thus, authors are kindly reminded to consider the transport and handling time on site of the prototype components beforehand.
The call for prototypes will require you to submit by email, until the 31st of January, a poster in A2 format of maximum 15 MBs, containing at least the following elements: one 3D view of your prototype, one plan view with clear principal dimensions specified in meters and a short text of 300 words on why your prototype complies with the theme of the INTENSION exhibition. You can optionally also send sketches/final drawings of sections, elevations or assembly drawings, with the latter being highly recommended.