Julian Lienhard

A dialogue of form and forces

November 20, 2017

A dialogue of form and force

Followed by the screening of the film “Frei Otto: Spanning the Future”

In April 2014 Julian Lienhard completed his doctorate summa cum laude with his dissertation on bending-active structures at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart. He is co-author of the specialist book ‘Construction Manual for Polymers + Mem-branes’ and has been honored by several awards during his academic career. Along with a number of different design studios, he is teaching the Principles of Form and Structure at the University of Stuttgart, the Technical University of Vienna and since 2016 as a Visiting Professor at HCU Hamburg. His scientific interest in the principles of lightweight structures goes along with various real­ized experimental structures and prototypes along his academic and professional career. This forms the basis of his international structural engineering consultancy as a recognized specialist in lightweight and special structures.

In 2008, Julian co-founded the engineering and design practice studioLD now str.ucture GmbH. Previously, he worked as a Structural Engineer at Knippers- Helbig and SL-Rasch in Stuttgart.

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

Film screening
Monday 20 November 2017, 19:00
Auditorium SG1


In English, French subtitles

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future is a documentary about the incredible life and work of Frei Otto. As an architect and engineer he laid the foundation for contemporary lightweight architecture, and his ideas are still awe inspiring decades after he revealed them. This fact was cemented when he was named the 2015 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Additional screening at 12:00 in the Project Room.

Otto Frei brought together engineers, architects, biologists, and the most different fields that were not connected at this time with architecture
Robert Roithmayr, founder of Tensile & Formfinder Software

Organization : Archizoom & the Structural Xploration Lab