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

October 2018

Bernd Stimpfle and Ibrahim El Hayek give a lecture on the Glass Bow at the Iran Mall during the symposium “engineered transparency” from 25. – 26.10. in Düsseldorf.

The New Infinity Dome on Mariannenplatz is part of Berlin Art Week from 26.9. – 14.10. We carried out the structural and workshop design for tat team’s mobile dome.

After we had modified the Silverflow to suit its new design of jangled nerves, it featured once again at the Mondial de l‘Auto Paris 2018. Daimler AG presented the new all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC under its roof. The EQC symbolises the beginning of a new era of mobility at Daimler AG.

The project group for the development of the CEN TS Membrane Structures has started its work. Bernd Stimpfle is Project Team Leader.

May 2018

17.Mai 2018 Gerd Schmid in Kopenhagen at the Akademisk Arkitekforening with his lecture „Large ETFE cushion roofs - work report Aarau bus station“

April 2018

ITFS Festival of the animated film Stuttgart, 24.- 29. April 2018
Further use of the Pavilion Lichtwolke on the prominent Schloßplatz in Stuttgart.

For the Salone del Mobili in Milan from April 17th to 25th the pavilion Living Nature La natura dell’abitare can be visited on the Piazza del Duomo. formTL supported the design of the pneumatic roof structure.

14. April 2018 Inauguration of the Marienbrücke (bridge) over the river Bode at Neinstedt (D):
The bridge, which belongs to the Protestant foundation Neinstedt, connects the Marienhof of the foundation with the nature reserve Teufelsmauer.
The was developed in cooperation with RST Recycling und Sanierung Thale GmbH and the consulting engineers Deuter from Quedlinburg and was manufactured by the company PML Peter Maier Leichtbau from Singen.
formTL: design, structural analysis and structural design

February 2018

2nd place at the competition “mobility hub Backnang Station “: Kienleplan GmbH, Stuttgart with CIP GmbH Architekten Ingenieure, Stuttgart and formTL ingenieure für tragwerk und leichtbau gmbh, Radolfzell

January 2018

Event hall Zurich: January 2018 cinerent, our client, applied for a construction permit for a complex with a hotel, covered square and concert hall. We have provided support services for the project development since 2015.

Mercedes-Benz presented the intuitive and adaptive Multimedia system „MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience“ and trendsetting Showcars at the CES in Las Vegas: Together with jangled nerves, formTL optimized and enhanced the distinctive “Silverflow“ element for this trade fair presence.  

November 2017

The four-layer EFTE cushion façade for the Aquaparc in Tuymen is finished.

Radolfzell’s Konzertsegel is classified as a cultural monument by the Landesdenkmalpflege (office for the preservation of monuments).

22.-.25. November 2017: The pavilion of the Raumwelten - Platform for Scenography, Architecture and Media – will be used for the second time.

October 2017

2.10. Advanced Building Skins in Bern:
Lecture by Stefan Jauslin:
Art and function – Bus station Aarau
Lecture by Gerd Schmid:
Textile envelopes – surprising materials, surprising effects

4. place at Radolfzell’s “ideas competition” for a central access to the lake in form of a “pedestrian and cycle bridge” for the contribution of scailab and formTL

September 2017

25.-28.09. International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures IASS 2017: Interfaces. Hamburg, formTL participates with a lecture about the Nuvola (Rome).

August 2017

On 25.8. the Volksbank BraWo inaugurates the Lilienthalhaus at the airport in Braunschweig. A cable-wrapped air cushion covers the atrium of the service center.
Architect: ARCHITEKTENRÜDIGER, Braunschweig

The extension building of the primary and quarter school St. Paulus in Hamburg-Billstedt will be in use next school year (beginning of September). formTL designed the ETFE-cushion roof of the entrance hall which connects the existing with the new building.
Architect: APB Architekten Hamburg

July 2017

formTL visits the AllianzArena and the Olympiapark in Munich, highlight is the roof climb on the Qlympiastadion.

The kinetic façade for the 70. film festival in Locarno (2. –12 August) is installed.

May 2017

The installation of the kinetic façade is in progress.

April 2017

Lilienthalhaus: a three layer roof cushion with 450m² as well as the façade cushions are installed.

Participation at the competition “new training building for the Bundesamt für Sport, Magglingen, (CH) teamed with scheitlin syfrig architekten AG, Luzern and suisseplan ingenieure AG Aarau.

Aquapark Tymen (Russia) start oft he design phase for the rhombic ETFE cushion façade.

Currently we are looking for

structural engineer


working student