Tailored Biocomposite Canopy 2019

The Tailored Biocomposite Mock-up, realized by the Department of Biobased Materials and Material Cycles in Architecture (BioMat), located at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), is a single-curved canopy, generatively designed as a lightweight structure of 225cm high and 125cm width. Mock-up was fabricated by Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP) of flax natural fibers moulded to biocomposite.

The BioMat department focuses on the application of sustainable approaches and alternative materials in architecture through architectural education based on physical prototyping. This built 1:1 model is the result of 4 months of intensive work between 10 architectural bachelors’ students and specialists include design, testing, fabrication, and erection of Mock-up.

Supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arch. Hanaa Dahy
Tutors: Jan Petrš, Piotr Baszyński

Students SS19 (Design studio: Pavilion Design and Fabrication: Multifunctional Biocomposite Building Elements):
Aysin Can, Eirini Evangelini, Paulina Grabowska, Thomas Strasser, Ana Cervilla, Roni Rinne, Aleksandra Sygut

Institute of Aircraft Design, University of Stuttgart (Faculty 06: Institute of Aircraft Design) – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Middendorf, Dr. Stefan Carosella and Mr. Benjamin Wolfinger,

Topology Optimization + Structural Analysis:
Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU, Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Experimental Center, Faculty of Civil Engineering,) – Dr. Jan Novák and Mr. Marek Tyburec.

Students Scientific Assistants:
Farnaz Fattahi, Timo Sippach

Tech. Support:
Andreas Kulla, Michael Preisack, Michael Schneider, Michaela Tondera

Kristína Balušíková

Sponsors and Supporters:
Groupe Depestele.
Hexion Inc.

The project was partially supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy EXC 2120/1-390831618.