Immediately after receiving the building permit, the groundbreaking ceremony for the start of construction of the Texoversum was held on January 26, 2021. Among others with: Prof. Dr. Hendrik Brumme, Lord Mayor Thomas Keck, Dr. Wolfgang Epp, Prof. Dr. Jochen Strähle, Südwesttextil President Bodo Th. Bölzle, Andreas Hölting and Alexander Leisner. (from left to right)
Texoversum – New Education and Innovation Centre for the Textile Association Südwesttextil, Reutlingen
Texoversum, an education, research and innovation centre for the cross-cutting technology of textiles, is being established on the campus of Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences. Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten, Menges Scheffler Architekten and Jan Knippers Ingenieure are responsible for the design as a team. They were awarded first prize in the related design competition and subsequently commissioned with the realisation of the building comprising almost 3,000 square metre of space for different user groups.
First Snaphot of our little Bike Shelter at Harvard Science Complex at Cambridge, MA. More photos will follow in autumn. Architect: Behnisch Architekten. Timber Construction: Blumer Lehmnann AG
WINNER: GERMAN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
We are very proud that our project BUGA WOOD PAVILION has won the GERMAN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD in the category Digitalization / Architecture. The prize is Europe’s most prestigious award in the field of sustainable development.
More information: https://www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de/wettbewerbe/sonderpreis-digitalisierung/nominierte-sonderpreis-digitalisierung/architektur/buga-holzpavillon/?fbclid=IwAR0KMwh-X79WpH7cCdDoxXPGRU_V_5-zTOB9ic33-R4b4fseHsS7WWvgJus
The book ‘Biomimetics for Architecture’ edited by Jan Knippers, Ulrich Schmid and Thomas Speck has been published by Birkhäuser. It comprises five years of collaborative research at the Universities of Stuttgart, Freiburg and Tübingen. The book is available in German and English.
A unique tower made from self-shaping wood, Remstal Gartenschau 2019, Urbach, Germany
The Urbach Tower is a team endeavour of a bunch of fantastic people. From left to right: Phillippe Grönquist (EMPA/ETH Zürich), Achim Menges, Lotte Aldinger (ITKE), Simon Bechert (ITKE), David Riggenbach (BlumerLehmann AG), Dylan Wood (ICD), Jan Knippers and Markus Rüggeberg (EMPA).
For more Information please visit the project page.
Two highly innovative, biologically inspired pavilions for the 2019 Bundesgartenschau in Heilbronn. Both are unique, light-weight structures that are fully computationally designed and robotically fabricated.
They have been developed by a team of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart.