SpacerFabric_Pavilion: Lightweight Building Envelope

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.


Prof. Claudia Lüling


L. Aust, J.Beuscher, S.Biehl, M.Cicala, I.Cursio, J.Dittmann, K.Gregurevic, M.Haas, E. Krücke, N.Lüer, N. Micheev, I.Micorek, M. Simlesa, C. Sotgia, M. Vogel, A. Zgodzinski

Supported by

Essedea GmbH & Co. KG

Awarded with

materialPREIS 2017, Kategorie Studie und Vision

Competitionline Campus Award 2016, Innovationspreis

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last updated on: 11.26.2019