Can a pavilion inflate its skin and change its configurations according to the event? Can a pavilion be desmountable and so foldable to fit in a hand luggage? Can an exhibition space be adaptable descend from a ceiling and become a sensorial personal experience? Today the Experimental Structures Competition took place and we tried to realize some of this dreams.

The aim of the seminar, leaded by Josep Miàs and Silvia Brandi, is to investigate the extreme possibilities of textile constructions and structures which make them possible. Starting from analyzing existing technologies, we will end up building three pavilions that will be portable and packable, and that can be used as a living space, exhibition room, or meeting point…

The seminar is a technological adventure which counts on the active collaboration of two sector leader enterprises in the field of textile construction:
– SERGE FERRARI: an international producer of flexible composite materials and membranes of high performances for architecture.
– IASO: a company specialized in the engineering and the assembling of uncommon textiles architectures with high technology features.
At the competition exhibition of today each group had to present its ideas through a model of 1 m3. Three models have been chosen to be built in a 1:1 scale and presented on a inauguration party on the 4th of March. You are all invited!!