Burn­ing Man and Friends

Background: Light and structurally optimized designs are becoming increasingly important. Reasons for this are – in addition to aesthetics – the increasing importance of a resource-efficient material usage. A significant proportion of energy, that has to be applied in the life cycle of a building, is the gray energy, ie the part of the energy, which accumulates during manufacture and transport of a material and is thus bound to a respective component. The increasing rate of change of use of the built environment shortens the life cycles of our buildings. Therefore the proportion of gray energy gradually grows and thus aspects such as simple deconstructability gain in importance. The possibility of a simple deconstruction plays a crucial role especially for temporary buildings. Particular attention is given to the prefabrication under laboratory conditions and the simple installation on site. 
Design task: A festival pavilion has to be designed on the basis of the research background. The temporary construction in the envisaged structure should be easy to implement. For verification of constructability a 1: 1 mockup has to be produced as a demonstrator. 

supervision: Prof. Manfred Grohmann, Philipp Eisenbach, Moritz Rumpf
participants: Lena Behrendt, Eva Bisdorf, Patrick Euler, Denis Granzon, Hannah Hagedorn, Jana Hofmann, Mara Kaiser, Tuncay Keskin, Franziska Klein, Nicolaj Koehler, Anne Liebringshausen, Selai Nasery, Lena-Henriette Neuber, Florian Reichmann, Niklas Rieckmann, Luping Song, Cynthia Ward, Yannick Wissel, Xiao Xiao, Minyue Xing und Longxi Zhang. 

Grohmann, M.; Eisenbach, P.; Rumpf, M.; Ward, C.: Hinged Folded Festival Pavilion – Membrane Bearing in Lightweight Dismountable Structures. In Proceedings of the IASS2016 Annual International Symposium on Spatial Structures in the 21st Century, Tokyo (Japan); September 2016