Research Pavilion, Stuttgart, Germany (2012)
In November 2012 the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a research pavilion that is entirely robotically fabricated from carbon and glass fibre composites and employed a biomimetic design methodology.
Project: Inst. for Computational Design (Prof. Menges), Inst. of Building Structures & Structural Design (Prof. Knippers)
Concept Development: Jakob Weigele, Manuel Schloz
Scientific Development & Project Management
Riccardo La Magna (structural design), Steffen Reichert (detail design), Tobias Schwinn (robotic fabrication), Frédéric Waimer (fibre composite technology & structural design)
Funding: KUKA Roboter GmbH, Competence Network Biomimetics, SGL Group Momentive
Photographs: Roland Halbe