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Swiss premiere F. Otto ‘Spanning the Future’ + lecture by J. Lienhard

On 20 November, the Structural Xploration Lab (SXL) will host the Swiss premiere of the movie “Frei Otto, Spanning the Future“, with screening scheduled at 12:00 in Project Room and 19:00 in EPFL Auditorium SG1. On this occasion, EPFL Archizoom and the SXL invite Julian Lienhard, visiting prof. at HCU Hamburg and founder of str-ucture, for a talk on his own recent work and Frei Otto’s legacy, same day, 17:30.

In April 2014 Julian Lienhard completed his doctorate summa cum laude with his dissertation on bending-active structures at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart. He is co-author of the specialist book ‘Construction Manual for Polymers + Mem-branes’ and has been honored by several awards during his academic career. Along with a number of different design studios, he is teaching the Principles of Form and Structure at the University of Stuttgart, the Technical University of Vienna and since 2016 as a Visiting Professor at HCU Hamburg. His scientific interest in the principles of lightweight structures goes along with various real­ized experimental structures and prototypes along his academic and professional career. This forms the basis of his international structural engineering consultancy as a recognized specialist in lightweight and special structures. In 2008, Julian co-founded the engineering and design practice studioLD now str.ucture GmbH. Previously, he worked as a Structural Engineer at Knippers- Helbig and SL-Rasch in Stuttgart.