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Invited by Gabriel Tang, an architect and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), UK, Diederik Veenendaal and Edyta Augustynowicz will co-organize a workshop and each give an evening lecture during the week-long Making:Gridshells event, starting Monday October 31st.

During the workshop, students and staff of SHU will construct a pavilion, the Magnolia Gridshell, at Hallam Square, between SHU’s City Campus, and the Millennium Gallery. The design was prepared by Diederik, Edyta and Gabriel with additional input from Dr. Bernardino D’Amico of Edinburgh Napier University.

Every day of the workshop will conclude with evening lectures on the topic of gridshells and shell structures in general. On Monday, Diederik will lecture on the history and future of flexibly formed shells and Edyta on recent vaulted pavilions, both based on their respective work at ETH Zurich. Other invited speakers for the week are Jack Bakker (Zwarts & Jansma Architects), Prof. Jürgen Hennicke (ILEK), Prof. Sergio Pone (University of Naples Federico II) and Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens (Princeton University).

The final evening, on Friday, November 4th, features the book launch of “Timber Gridshells: Architecture, Structure and Craft” by Prof. Em. John Chilton and Gabriel, as well as the opening of an exhibition on timber gridshells at the Millennium Gallery.

See further details on the program and announcement poster here.


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