21. – 24. June 2022 Frankfurt am Main Information

15th “Textile Structures for New Building” Student Competition


In 2019, Techtextil – Leading international Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens – is organising the 15th 'Textile Structures for New Building' contest. As in the years before the international association TensiNet is supporting the contest as a sponsor with prize money amounting to € 8,000.

The competition will be run under the professional and technical supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, Director of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart. Architonic will medially accompany and support the contest again.

We cordially invite all students and young professionals (born after 1 March 1990) of architecture and civil engineering, product design, or any other relevant subjects, to apply.

This competition is designed to identify innovative thinking and innovative solutions to problems, featuring construction projects capable of concrete realisation which use textiles or textile-reinforced materials. A further aim is to encourage students and new entrants to the professions. The competition is intended to strengthen contacts between the younger generation, the technical- textiles industry, the universities and broad sections of the building industry.

You can apply now at We look forward to a large turnout of students and young professionals who wish to master this fascinating challenge!