Institute for Computational Design (ICD): Prof. Achim Menges
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE): Prof. Jan Knippers
Concept & System Development: Oliver David Krieg, Boyan Mihaylov
Detail Design & Fabrication & Construction: Peter Brachat, Benjamin Busch, Solmaz Fahimian, Christin Gegenheimer, Nicola Haberbosch, Elias Kästle, Oliver David Krieg, Yong Sung Kwon, Boyan Mihaylov, Hongmei Zhai
Scientific Development: Markus Gabler (project management), Riccardo La Magna (structural design), Steffen Reichert (detail design), Tobias Schwinn (project management), Frédéric Waimer (structural design)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 project, developed at the University of Stuttgart, aims at integrating the performative capacity of biological structures into architectural design and at testing the resulting spatial and structural material-systems in full scale. The focus was set on the development of a modular system which allows a high degree of adaptability and performance due to the geometric differentiation of its plate components and robotically fabricated finger joints.