The modular, lightweight textile pavilion shows new innovative opportunities for textile construction using a composite material made of textiles and foams. For the first time a self-supporting dome structure with spacer fabrics was designed and realized. Its structural stability is achieved by folding and partial foaming of multi-layer textiles.
Due to the foaming of defined parts of the material, a pressure- and tension-resistant gradient material is developed, which is lightweight, stable, thermal-insulating, sound-absorbing and translucent. It combines structural as well as haptic properties.
Besides that the experimental pavilion shows design potentials for this new composite material made of varying proportions from textile-fibrous and foamed-porous. From singular, pyramidal textile-modules and with foamed connections between the elements, a dome-shaped space with a diameter of 5 m and a height of 3 m is created. Light, translucent and sound-absorbing invites you to linger.