FP12_Prototyping from ICD on Vimeo.

Physical models are used to develop and refine the filament wrapping logic / syntax. In a first wrap (white yarn representing glass-fiber) the spatial enclosure of the pavilion is defined; in the subsequent wraps (black yarn / carbon-fibre) the fibres are placed according to the trajectories of the forces in the system. Through continuous wrapping and accretion of fibers a self-supporting and external load-bearing structure is generated.

On FACEBOOK you can follow the development of the pavilion in detail.

ICD Institute for Computational Design – Prof. Achim Menges
ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design – Prof. Jan Knippers
University of Stuttgart

Concept, System Development, Fabrication & Construction

Jakob Weigele, Manuel Schloz, Sarah Haase, Markus Mittner, Josephine Ross, Jonas Unger, Simone Vielhuber, Franziska Weidemann, Natthida Wiwatwicha with the support of Michael Preisack, Michael Tondera

Scientific Development

Riccardo La Magna, Steffen Reichert, Tobias Schwinn, Frédéric Waimer

In collaboration with

Departement of Evolutionary Biology of Invertebrates – Prof. Oliver Betz
Departement of Palaeontology of Invertebrates – Prof. James Nebelsick
University of Tuebingen


KUKA Roboter GmbH
Competence Network Biomimetics
SGL Group

AFBW – Allianz Faserbasierte Werkstoffe Baden-Württemberg
FBGS Technologies GmbH
Minda Schenk Plastic Solutions GmbH
Stiftungen LBBW
Südwestbank AG
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG