Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment.
7-9 Jun 2023 Nantes (France)

Call for abstracts and papers

We are pleased to announce you the upcoming 7th International TensiNet Symposium "Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment" which will take place at Nantes Université (France) in face-to-face! from Wednesday 7th till Friday 9th June 2023. 

This three-day event will allow prominent experts from the world of architecture and engineering to present inspiring projects, to demonstrate the multitude of possibilities offered by lightweight structures, as well as to show recent research results in the domain of fabrics and foils.

The conference will be organised around the following three main themes:

  • Structural membrane:  contemporary, innovative, adaptive daring and impactful solutions
    • Please, the presentation of your latest innovations in membrane architecture in the city of Jules Verne will be appreciated.
  • Tensioned membrane structures: the seventh building material 
    • Please, come and present your latest works on membrane structures to increase knowledge and dissemination for making the membranes as well-known as the other construction materials.
  • Structural membrane: an answer to issues of the 21st century
    • Please, come and show us how to meet the challenges of the 21st century with membrane structures in terms of sustainable development, acoustic and energy performance, urban resilience and well-being. 

 Call for abstract:

We invite you to participate and submit a one-page abstract following the template available on the website of the conference before the 15th of AUGUST 2022.   Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee also welcomes abstracts and papers on built projects, especially when they illustrate advancements related to the 3 main themes. An extra topic "Others" is included.

To upload your abstract, you have to login first (on the top right of the home page)

The link to the templateTemplate_abstract_TensiNantes2023.docx

 Call for paper:

The reviewers' evaluations were sent to the authors on 19 October. If you have been accepted, we invite you to write the final paper for the symposium by 19 December at the latest, following the template below.

The link to the template can be found on the homepage of the site, in the "key milestones" tab. 

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