Tower is a part of the overarching Complex Modelling
research project at CITA, which focuses on integration of
material performance in the digital design process as a particular
challenge to opening up new horizons for how we think,
design and build our environments.
The design is a integrated hybrid structure
employing bending active elements and tensile
membranes with bespoke material properties
and detailing. Hybrid structures are defined
here as combining two or more structural
concepts and materials to create a stronger
whole. Previously in history either tension and
compression are used as a structural principle,
and not as a combined princilple as in this design.

Tower is made of pre-tensioned fibreglass rods
embedded in a bespoke knitted high
tenacity polyester membrane.

Centre for Information Technology and Architecture(CITA) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen
(KET), University of Arts Berlin
Fibrenamics, Universidade do Minh, Guimarães (Portugal),
Essener Labor für Leichte Flächentragwerke, Universität
Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and the Portuguese textile company
AFF a. ferreira & filhos, sa, Caldas de Vizela.