Textile Structures for New Building Contest

Textile Structures for New Building Contest

In 2017, Techtextil – International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens is organizing the 14th ‘Textile Structures for New Building’ contest. We cordially invite all students and young professionals (born after 1 March 1988) of architecture and civil engineering, product design, or any other relevant subjects, to apply. This competition is designed to identify innovative thinking and innovative solutions to problems, featuring construction projects capable of concrete realisation which use textiles or textilereinforced materials.

 As in the years before the 14th ‘Textile Structures for New Building’ contest is sponsored by the international association TensiNet with prize money amounting to € 8,000. Furthermore the contest will be medially accompanied and supported by our media partner Architonic. Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, director of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart, will be responsible for the professional and technical supervision of the competition.

The assignment for students and young professionals participating in the ‘Textiles Structures for New Building 2017’ contest which will be presented at Techtextil 2017 is to create solutions in the following areas of textile building: Structural engineering – from construction using textile-reinforced concrete or plastics to construction using membranes for permanent and temporary, adaptable and mobile buildings Interior construction – including such developments as the use of polymer fibre-optic cables for light transmission, textile air-channel systems for draught-free air conditioning in rooms, movable sound-insulation walls in production facilities, etc. Product design for architecture.

An additional focal theme has also been included: ‘Suitability for re-use and recycling’ Civil and industrial engineering The subject of the project submitted is a free choice. The deadline for uploading your contact data and project details online at www.techtextil-student.com is 26 February 2017. Every project eligible to participate in the contest will be allocated a project number and log-in data to use in later steps. We look forward to a large turnout of students and young professionals who wish to master this fascinating challenge!

Participation: You can register to participate in the ‘Textile Structures for New Building’ contest and upload your project details at www.techtextil-student.com until 26 February 2017. Please remember to fill out all the mandatory fields in the online form and upload at least the required documents. Information on the contest documents can be found on the next page. Following your successful registration for the ‘Textile Structures for New Building’ contest presented by Techtextil 2017 and TensiNet, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH will verify the data submitted online. Evaluation and selection: In March 2017, our jury of experts will select the winning projects to be exhibited in Frankfurt from 9 to 12 May 2017 from among the eligible projects. The selected winning projects will be presented within a special exhibition area at Techtextil 2017. The Jury: An independent, international jury will choose the winners out of all registered projects. The jury judging the ‘Textiles Structures for New Building’ contest will include well known representatives from the universities, eminent architects (textiles building) and engineers. A representative from TensiNet will serve on the jury on behalf of the organisers. The chairman of the jury will be Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek. The Prizes: A prize money of € 8,000 for the ‘Textile Structures for New Building 2017’ contest is provided by TensiNet. The jury will award prizes in the following categories: Macro-architecture Micro-architecture Material innovation Environment and ecology Composites and hybrid structures The prize money will be divided according to the decision of the jury. The jury’s decision will be final and incontrovertible. Individual reasons for refusal of a proposed submission cannot be given, for organisational reasons. Awarding of the prizes: Prizes will be shown and awarded at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany. The award of a prize will be confirmed by a certificate. The organisers reserve the right to exhibit projects at other Techtextil events. The organisers will further inform both the professional world and the public about all prizewinning projects.

Awards:- One of the cash prizes from the total pay-out of € 8,000

Deadline:- 26-02-2017

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