Structures made of membranes, steel, aluminium, wood and steel cables

Building envelopes in ETFE, glass and stainless steel mesh

Roofs, façades, event venues
and exhibition buildings,
bridges and walkways, scaffolding
structures and sculptures

temporary, permanent and convertible

for private and public clients, architects, general design consultants, general contractors, manufacturers, steel constructors/fabricators, trade fair construction, façade and assembly companies 

in Germany, Europe and worldwide

November 2016

17.-19.11.2016 the pavilion is in use again. The program of this year’s Raumwelten you find here as PDF downloaden

The installation of the impressing membrane structure on the “National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel“ in Jerusalem is completed. Based on the design of Moshe Safdie – M.S.A in Boston, U.S.A. ordered by Taiyo Europe, formTL executed the detail design, the structural analysis and the workshop design.

Catholic school St. Paulus, Hamburg-Billstedt:
The 3-layer foil cushion roof is installed. A lot of function could be integrated in the high class design.

3.11.2016 Brickell City Center in Miami is open now.

October 2016

1. - 16.10. Mondial d‘automobile 2016 in Paris:
formTL plans the exhibition stand for Mercedes-Benz

6.10. lecture about the roof and façade structure  of the  AKWA IBOM STADIUM Uyo (Nigeria) by Jürgen Trenkle on the Deutscher Stahlbautag 2016 in Würzburg

26.-.28.10.2016 TENSINET - COST Action TU1303 SYMPOSIUM 2016
‘Novel Structural Skins’  Improving sustainability and efficiency through new structural textile materials and designs.
Newcastle University, United Kingdom
26.10.   16:00 – 16:25 Climate Ribbon™, Brickell City Center Miami, Job Report  by Bernd Stimpfle and Michael Schäffer  
27.10.   09:45 – 10:10 A Project Oriented Approach to Determine Membrane Properties by Bernd Stimpfle and David Günther

September 2015

Central bus station Essen Kupferdreh: midmonth we start with the structural analysis and the structural design for the 100m long foil cushion roof.

August 2016

Forum Kirchberg – seeing again a project of the IPL-days. In train of an inspection of the building Jürgen Trenkle appraises the condition of the membrane of the shopping mall, which after nearly 20 years still looks good.

July 2016

formTL’s new website is online.

The design of the 3-layer ETFE cushion for the court yard covering is finalized. The execution phase has started.

24. July, it is Megathlon in Radolfzell. This year we participate with two teams.

29. July summer fete at the "Surfplatz"

May 2016

Since beginning of May the ETFE façade of Vienna’s businesspark is being installed.

April 2016

04. April: lecture of Gerd Schmid at the congress of architecture in Seregesh (RU): Hightech lightweight materials – engineering, physics, projects

February 2016

05. February 2016: lecture at „GN Bauphysik informiert“ by Gerd Schmid and Hans-Jürgen Bühler about the largest demountable air-inflated structure of the world in Magglingen (CH)

For our customer Daimler AG we are working on the structural engineering of two A fairs with the well-known Silverflow-concept:
International Motor Show Geneva 2016 from 3.3.-13.3.2016
Beijing Motor Show 2016 - Auto China 2016 from  25.4.-4.5.2016.

January 2016

13.-16.1.2016 Internationaler Architekturkongress Essen at the DeubauKOM Essen; 13.1.2016 with lecture by Gerd Schmid: Freie Form und konstruktive Ästhetik - Textile Bauten mit Stahl/ Free form and structural aesthetic - textile buildings with steel

Currently we are looking for

Structural engineer