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Follow-up report on the seminar "Lightweight architecture made of membranes and wood":

Design Examples for a New Construction Method for Accumoli: Robust, Sustainable and Ecological

October 6, 2020

From 15.-17. June 2020 the online seminar "Lightweight architecture made of membranes and wood" took place. The aim of the seminar was to present a construction method for the city of Accumoli - which was badly damaged by earthquakes in 2016 and 2017 - and its residents, which is robust, sustainable and ecological and which enables high architectural quality through transparency and lightness.

During the seminar, with the help of the Strategyfinder program, the opinions, wishes and suggestions of the Accumolis stakeholders on the challenges and future developments in their city were collected and analyzed. In the area of architecture, it became apparent that the stakeholders want a sustainable, light, playful, beautiful and flexible structure for future buildings. Wood should be used as a resource and there should be a connection to the historical center.

On the basis of these results, the participants in the seminar, headed by Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert Roithmayr, head of the “Lightweight Membrane Structures, Master of Engineering” course at the Department for Building and Environment at Danube University Krems, design examples for the future Accumolis building method.

Robert Roithmayr was very satisfied with the outputs of the seminar: "The remarkable thing about our seminar was that we held the workshop with the completely new tool" "and sent the models to Accumoli via augmented reality.

Information: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert Roithmayr,

Danube University Krems

Department of Building and Environment, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria

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A New Construction Method

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