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Demonstration of an adaptable structure for architecture applications

Objective

The HyperMembrane consists on a system of a Physical and Digital elements that will allow a shape adaptable construction
system –and its procedure to put in shape- able to generate multiple and non-predetermined shapes, modifiable regarding
to different spatial, solar or energetic requirements.- Physical HyperMembrane is an amazingly shape-adaptable selfsupporting
structure (roof, façade,…) able to stand in different equilibrium positions depending on the structure that the end
user needs. Its formal articulation is based on elastic properties of thermoplastic composites, the innovative shape of its
beams and the different elongation of the connecting elements (so called actuators). The capacity for shape adaptation of
this system is such that two slightly different applications are envisaged: static structures (for complex geometry curved
structures) and mobile structures (for structures that change shape throughout the life of the building). This project proposal
is only researching and developing the technology required for the first type of applications due to time and budget
restrictions. However, the results of this project are crutial for the implementation of the second application.- Digital
HyperMembrane is the software for architectonic design that incorporates the code of the procedure to put the
HyperMembrane in shape. It will enable to model the complex geometry structures that the PH is able to reproduce and will
deliver necessary position for each actuator in order to achieve the desired shape. The main research branches of the
project are concentrated under automatic structure design and modelization, composites for adaptable constructions and
new light and safe actuators for positioning and clamping the adaptable structure. The end-product will be tested on
prototype specimens in a real architectonic structure erected in Barcelona.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

EUROCOMERCIAL DE NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS SL
Address
Carrer Del Plastic 5
08915 Badalona Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 321 562,40
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Felipe Marzal (Mr.)

Participants (8)

FUNDACIO PRIVADA ASCAMM

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 982,67
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma , Parc Tecnologic Del Valles 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joan Guasch (Mr.)
DONECO CELTITE PROFILEX

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 73 907,01
Address
Rue Du Marais Sec, Zi De Nogent Sur Oise
60870 Villers Saint Paul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martina Vieille (Ms.)
BUILDAIR INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 182 374,98
Address
Av Barcelona 40
08970 Sant Joan Despi Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Natalia Alonso (Mrs.)
TEMME OBERMEIER GMBH EXPERTS FOR MEMBRAN BUILDINGS

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 127,61
Address
Rosenheimer Strasse 44
83064 Raubling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Stief (Ms.)
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 346,57
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Perez (Ms.)
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joan Guasch (Mr.)
G.D.P.
France
EU contribution
€ 138 306,76
Address
Zone Industrielle Du Lezard
17130 Montendre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrice Maimbourg (Mr.)
COMFIL APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 26 392
Address
Karolinelundsvej 2
8883 Gjern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tore Bak (Mr.)