CANCELLED: Guest lecture: Gerry D'Anza - Fabric and Lightweight Structures

This guest lecture by architect Gerry D'Anza opens the workshop entitled "Fabric & Lightweight Structures – from conceptual design to numerical simulation," which is part of the course Parametric Engineering (CIV-E5020)

Due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, this lecture has been cancelled until further notice.

For more information on the Parametric Engineering course, visit MyCourses.

Gerry D'Anza holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Since his PhD thesis on tensile form-finding methods and applications, he investigates in membranes and tensile structures, implementing both, software and working as a designer at Baku Group DT Architects, where he was a cofounder. He designed and engineered lightweight structures like GMG Motors in Bari, Italy, the membrane roof for the food court of Sambil, and the festival tent in Saudi Arabia. Since 2006, he has been the Italian representative of IMS Institute for Shells and Membrane Technologies, where he teaches specialized software for design of tensile structures. Has lectured lightweight structures at the University of Naples Federico II, the University of Innsbruck, and the TensoRED association for membrane structures of Latin America. He is developer of the form-finding plugin Rhino-Membrane, the Forten platform and since 2014 ixCube 4-10, a platform for design, structural analysis and production of cable-membrane systems.

Gerry D'Anza guest lecture flyer

Günther H. Filz

Professor, structures and architecture
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