Robotically woven fibers to build a facade. Texoversum Innovation Center

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Architect building.- Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten GmbH, Munich.
Architect fibre composite facade.- Menges Scheffler Architekten PartG mbh, Frankfurt.
Structural design fibre composite facade.- Jan Knippers Ingenieure, Stuttgart.
Project team
- Team Allmannwappner Competition.- Philipp Vogeley (Lead), Valerio Calavetta (Project manager), Timm Traxler.
- Team Menges Scheffler Architekten Realization.- Moritz Münzenmaier, Jiangpeng Chen, Eva Menges, Achim Menges (Lead).
- Team Menges Scheffler Architekten Competition.- Niccolò Dambrosio, Christoph Zechmeister, Achim Menges (Lead).
- Team Jan Knippers Ingenieure.- Riccardo La Magna.

Object Planning Secondary Façade.- Menges Scheffler Architekten PartG mbB.
Structural Planning Secondary Façade.- Jan Knippers Ingenieure.
Structural Planning Buildings.- bwp Burggraf + Reiminger GmbH.
Colour Space.- Timm Traxler, Juae Kim, Maurizio Maggi, Simon Köppl, Roswitha Allmann.
Structural engineering.- bwp Burggraf + Reiminger Beratende Ingenieure GmbH, München.
Project management.- Sebastian Thomas. Kubus 360 GmbH, Stuttgart.
Fire proofing.- hhpberlin, München.
Energy technology.- Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, München.
Building physics.- Müller - BBM GmbH, Planegg.
Production.- FibR GmbH, Kernen.
Landscape Design.- Glück Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH.
Südwesttextil e.V. Stuttgart.
Gross floor area.- 4112 m².
Advisory process.- 2019, 1st prize.
Completion.- 2023.
Alteburgstraße 150, 72762 Reutlingen, Germany.
Grauwald Studio.

Markus Allmann, Amandus Samsøe Sattler. allmannwappner

allmannwappner is an architecture studio founded by architect Markus Allmann and Amandus Samsøe Sattler in 1987 in Munich. In 1993 Ludwig Wappner joined as a partner. Until the end of 2021, the office operated under the name Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten GmbH. Amandus Samsøe Sattler retired from the Executive Board at the end of 2021 and remained a partner until the end of 2022.

His work is multifaceted and he has received numerous awards and recognitions. Each of the projects enters into a contextual dialogue with its spatial circumstances. In the creation process, seeking positions that are based on both aesthetic sensibility and rational and precise structures, and that test design conventions.

With specialists from all relevant disciplines, they ensure the success of excellent architecture at every stage of its creation, in order to develop a distinctive solution within the agreed project framework with the best possibilities. Many more intervene in its genesis: planning partners, clients, institutions and users. Openness and mutual appreciation characterize our cooperation.

Jan Knippers

Jan Knippers is a consulting engineer and has headed the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart since 2000. He is particularly interested in innovative and resource-efficient load-bearing structures at the interface between research, development and practice.

In 2001, he co-founded and co-managed “Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering” for many years, with offices most recently in Stuttgart, Berlin and New York. His key projects from this time are the EXPO Axis in Shanghai, the Thematic Pavilion in Yeosu, South Korea, and most recently the Gallery of the State Opera in Berlin, completed in 2017. Since 2018, he would like to focus on innovative projects, which he personally accompanies from concept to completion, and has founded “Jan Knippers Ingenieure” in Stuttgart for this purpose. The technical focus is currently mainly on wood and fiber composite structures.

From 2014 to 2019, Jan Knippers was spokesperson for the DFG Collaborative Research Center TRR 141 “Biological Design and Integrative Structures”, of the Universities of Stuttgart, Tübingen and Freiburg. At the University of Stuttgart, he was Vice Rector for Research from 2019 to 2021 and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning from 2021 to 2023. Since 2019, he has been deputy speaker of the DFG Cluster of Excellence 2120 “Integrative Design and Construction for Architecture”. He is also the German representative on the European Standards Committee CEN/TC 250 “Fibre Reinforced Polymers”.

Jan Knippers is the author of several books and scentific publications, gives numerous lectures in Germany and abroad, and volunteers in various forms on juries, advisory boards, and foundations.

Eva Menges, Achim Menges, Brigitte Scheffler, Ernst Ulrich Scheffler. Menges Scheffler Architekten

Menges Scheffler Architekten is an architecture studio founded by architects Eva Menges, Achim Menges, Brigitte Scheffler and Ernst Ulrich Scheffler in 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany.



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