The International Association for Shell and Spatial structures (IASS), founded by Eduardo Torroja in 1959, has as its goal the achievement of further progress through an interchange of ideas among all those interested in lightweight structural systems such as lattice, tension, membrane, and shell structures.
IASS organises annual it International Symposium on themes of general interest to engineers, architects and builders.
The Working Group 6 on Tension and Membrane Structures is chaired by Ken'ichi Kawaguchi (Chair), Marijke Mollaert (Co-Chair) and Ronald Shaeffer (Co-Chair).


POSTPONED to 2021 Inspiring the next generation – IASS Annual Symposium and Spatial Structures Conference 2020-2021: The conference will take place 23-27 August 2021 and will be fully virtual.

List of confirmed keynote speakers: Sigrid Adriaenssens, Ian Firth, Massimo Maffeis, Marijke Mollaert, Sergio Pellegrino, Boris Reyher, Ulrik Støttrup-Andersen, and Chris Williams. See link


IASS 2020/21 & Surrey 7 webpage: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/spatial-structures-2020




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