In summer 2012, scientists and students of the ICD and ITKE of Stuttgart University could demonstrate the efficiency of latest design and simulation methods for lightweight design with the construction of a hybrid bending- and form-active roof.
Project team: Institute for computer-based design – Prof. Achim Menges, Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design – Prof. Jan Knippers
Scientists: Sean Ahlquist, Julian Lienhard
Students: Markus Bernhard, David Cappo, Celeste Clayton, Oliver Kaertkemeyer, Hannah Kramer, Andreas Schönbrunner
Input of Julian Lienhard, str.ucture engineer: concept development, form-finding, patterning and structural design with finite elements simulation