Welcome to the Architectural Membrane Association


No matter if you are a builder, architect, engineer, planner, or just curious about Membrane Structures: our website is the platform with a vast number of information. We cover all relevant topics and invite you to share your ideas and knowledge with us. Enjoy the world of membrane, provided by AMA, the Architectural Membrane Association, an independent, non-profit association which guarantees reliable and comprehensive information from a single, transparent and neutral source. → Find out more about AMA




IMS BAUHAUS® Symposium 2024


We are excited to invite you to the IMS BAUHAUS® Symposium 2024! This event will celebrate the innovative spirit of the building industry and the contributions of the IMS BAUHAUS® Archineer® Institute in advancing lightweight textile structures.


Event Details:


  • Occasion: Farewell to the Master of Engineering in Membrane Structures program at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and a tribute to the IMS founder, Robert Off, on his retirement.
  • Dates: September 26-28, 2024
  • Location: Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Seminarplatz 2a, 06846 Dessau-Rosslau


What to Expect:

  • Engage in professional exchanges and discussions on the future of membrane construction.
  • Learn about the current achievements and future goals of IMS BAUHAUS®.
  • Network with friends, colleagues, and experts of the indsutry.
  • Celebrate the legacy of our founder, Robert Off, and the impact of our unique Master's program, which has trained over 300 students from 64 nations since its inception.



¡Register now! : IMS BAUHAUS ® Symposium 2024 / Registration


We look forward to seeing you there!


Published on July 8th

La Tensored presents: VIII Latin American Symposium on Tensile Structures



The Latin American Network of Tensile Structures, LaTensored, aims to promote tensile structure technology through teaching and disseminating knowledge to students and professionals.


We are pleased to announce the launch of the VIII Latin American Symposium on Tensile Structures, which will be held from October 14 to 16, 2024, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This event will bring together professionals, researchers, students, and companies to explore the latest advances in the design, engineering, and applications of tensile structures. It will also offer activities such as lectures, workshops, and a student competition.


Topics will include the design, project planning, calculation, engineering, manufacturing, and specific assembly of the technology, as well as its relation to technical and environmental aspects relevant to current architectural concerns.


The event will feature lectures and presentations, product demonstrations, workshops, and a student competition. It will take place at the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanisms - University of Buenos Aires. Attendance is open to professionals, researchers, students, educators, companies, or anyone interested in the proposed topic.



Published on May 28th

Outstanding participation at the Textile Roofs Workshop 2024


The Textile Roofs Workshop is a gathering that brings together leading experts in the design and realization of textile roofs. This year, participants had the opportunity to learn and engage in discussions while enjoying the beautiful views of Berlin from a solar-powered boat cruising along the River Spree, under excellent spring weather. The event took place at the Solar Seminarship in Spreebogen, Berlin, from April 28th to 30th.


The Program included lectures by key figures from the membrane structure industry and academia, opportunities for hands-on development of practical case studies, and informal tutorial environments. Keynote lectures addressed topics such as introducing lightweight structures, computational and physical modeling, the design of tensile architecture, recent developments in composites, and a variety of membrane structures.


In this 26th edition, we were honored to have the participation of our AMA members Katja Bernert and Aoife Brennan. Katja Bernert, representing Mehler Texnologies GmbH, delivered an insightful presentation about "Patterns for Parasols – Technical Textile between Tension and Decoration." focused on the innovative use of technical textiles in the design of parasols, balancing the aesthetic appeal with functional requirements. Aoife, introduced the AMA Awards, emphasizing the importance of recognizing excellence in textile architecture, and invited the workshop attendees to participate in the upcoming AMA Awards. 


A huge thank you to Textile Roofs for the invitation. See you in the next edition! 



Published on May 17th

Buenos Aires, here we go!



We're happy to announce our collaboration with the University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism, for the upcoming Tensile Intense Program Course on October 17th-18th, 2024.


This course focuses on design, calculation, and manufacturing of Textile Membrane Architecture projects. Don't miss out on this chance to learn essential skills in a short time! Secure your spot now by contacting intense@ims-bauhaus.de


Course topics include:


  • Understanding Context and International Use
  • Exploring Materials and Sustainability
  • Different Design Typologies
  • Learning Design Methodology and Generic Details
  • Software Applications

The course is organized by IMS Bauhaus ® and UBA, FADU. It spans 16 hours over 2 days (from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

Upon completion, you will receive an official certificate.



Join us for an enriching learning experience!


Published on April 3rd

R+T Stuttgart 2024 : Innovation, Sustainability & Global connections


R+T 2024, one of the world's leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates, and sun shading systems, was a resounding success with 1,020 exhibitors from 43 countries showcasing innovations. The event, held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Center, attracted 61,232 trade visitors from 146 countries.


The theme "Create. Sustainable. Future. TogetheR+T." emphasized sustainability, aligning with the industry's focus on innovative and eco-friendly solutions.


The accompanying program, including the R+T Innovation Award and various forums, addressed sustainability, energy efficiency, and industry trends. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with participants expressing satisfaction and noting the event's role as a global industry meeting point.


Statements from participants underscored the positive atmosphere, successful interactions, and the trade fair's vital role in fostering industry connections. Notable successes included awards for innovative products, increased interest in sustainable solutions, and fruitful discussions with a diverse range of visitors.


In summary, R+T 2024 was a must-attend event that met high expectations, showcased industry innovations, and reinforced its position as a global industry highlight.


We will met again in 2027!


Photo : Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

Published on February 29th

ECO Lightweight Structures & Architecture joins AMA!


We are glad to welcome ECO Lightweight Covers & Architecture as the newest member of AMA! Their dedication to quality and innovation has earned prestigious awards, including the Award of Excellence in Tensile Structures by ATA (formerly IFAI) in 2018 and another in 2021. With a goal to lead in membrane architecture in Mexico and Latin America, ECO become the third new member to join AMA this year. 




published on February 21st

Lonatec joins AMA!


At AMA, we are very happy to announce that Lonatec is the newest company to join our association. With over 20 years of experience collaborating with major brands in Spain, we are confident that their expertise will bring significant value to our community. ¡Bienvenidos!





published on the 14th of February.

Kamchis Shading System joins AMA!


After a while, we are pleased to announce Kamchis Shading Systems as a new member of the Architectural Membrane Association. With over 50 years of experience, based in Athens, Kamchis specializes in designing, manufacturing, and installing membrane covers for hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings, and residential spaces. We look forward to a great partnership and welcome Kamchis to our community. 


published on the 12th of February.

Textile Roofs Workshop - Berlin 2024


Discover the versatility of architectural membrane roofs in the upcoming 26th edition of

The International Workshop on the Design and Practical Realization of Architectural Membrane Structures.


The workshop is set to take place in Berlin from April 28 to 30, 2024, and will feature the involvement of experts and researchers in the field. They will deliver lectures focusing on fundamental insights into textile roof engineering, sharing their own projects, skills, and experiences.


For more information visit the Textil Roofs Workshop Website



published on January 24th

Archineer® in Membrane Structures


Become a certified expert in Membrane and Lightweight constructions in the IMS Bauhaus ® Archineer® Institutes e.V.


Over 350 architects and engineers have specialized training in this field so far. Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Robert Off, participants have learned to design, calculate, detail, build, and maintain lightweight textile structures.


Dont miss the opportunity to be part of this specialization starting on the upcoming February 20th, 2024. 


Fore more information visit The IMS Bauhaus ® Archineer® Institutes e.V. Website



published on January 22nd

Happy New Year from AMA!


From AMA we wish all members and AMA friends a happy and succesful new year! We are working hard on improving the association and we'll have news very soon! Stay tunned.

published on January 10th


News Archive

Structural Membranes Valencia 2023!


Don't miss next Monday October the 2nd our board member Katja Bernert on her presentation "Case Study: Santiago Bernabeu" on the Structural Membranes Conference in Valencia. She will also be speaking in the name of AMA regarding our AMA Awards  for the new edition of 2023. Hope to see you there!


published on September 29th

AMA Awards 2022 Winners!


Pst! Pst! Have you heard on November was the second edition of our AMA Awards? where we award the best product, project, design, and idea that contributes to a more sustainable development of the Tensile Architecture Industry. As on the first edition, we had entries from all around the world! We want to congratulate the winning companies: Taiyo Europe, Metaform Architects and Jianhui Hu from The Shanghai Jiao Tong University for the extraordinary projects they presented resulting in having an AMA Award!


Click here to find out more about the winners of 2022 and here to find out more about the awards and this year’s deadlines. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to receive your questions and entries!

published on March 17th, 2023

2023 TA Events: be sure to mark them on your calendar!


This year 2023 is sure promising! We will be able to see each other in many occasions. Be sure to mark all of the events in your calendar and don't miss out. Check them regularly in case of any changes.


27-29 April

Tensile Architecture Roof India. Mumbai, India.

"Asia's definite expo for Roofing and Allied Products"

07-09 June  

TensiNantes. Nantes, France.

"Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment"

10-14 July 

IASS 2023 Shell and Spacial Structures. Melbourne, Australia.

"Integration of Design and Fabrication"

02-04  October 

Structural Membranes Conference. Valencia, Spain

"XI International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures"

30-31 October 

Advanced Building Skins Conference. Bern, Switzerland.

"18th Conference and Expo"

01-03 November 

ATA EXPO 2023 (IFAI). Orlando, USA.

"Advanced Textiles EXPO 2023"



published on March 13th, 2023

Update! New deadline: November 8th


We are back with the AMA Awards and this years comes with novelties! In order to show our commitment to the improvement of sustainability in membranes construction, AMA is handing out an economical prize to the Category 4 - Idea of the year, to support students and researches to make their ideas come true. As always, the Awards are composed  by four categories: Product of the year, Project of the year, Design of the year and Idea of the year, the first two categories are for AMA Members only and the last two open to all.


For more information on the awards go to the AMA Awards webpage and find all related information. If you have any doubts do not hesitate to contact us on info@amaforum.com.

Update: September 16th. Published on July 22nd 2022

Join AMA at the IFAI EXPO 2022!


AMA will be on the exhibit show floor at IFAI Expo 2022 this Oct. 12-14, in Charlotte, NC. IFAI Expo is widely known as the textile, specialty fabrics and shade and weather protection’s leading show for sourcing, networking and education. Each year thousands of decision makers from around the world come to source new products and see the latest innovations in their market. We'll be on booth A310, come and visit us!


Before you register, make sure to ask us about our VIP discount code! This will allow you to attend the show at a lower price, on us. Contact info@amaforum.com to learn more.


For more information go to IFAI EXPO.


published on August 22nd 2022

Update: The TensiNet Call for Abstract Deadline is extended!


Update: The new deadline to hand in your one page abstract had been extended! Take this opportunity and submit it before June 15th 2022.


Don't miss out on being a part of the next TensiNet Symposium on 2023 at Nantes University! TensiNantes 2023 "Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment" will be held from Wednesday 7th till Friday 9th June 2023. This three-day event will allow prominent experts from the world of architecture and engineering to present inspiring projects, to demonstrate the multitude of possibilities offered by lightweight structures, as well as to show recent research results in the domain of fabrics and foils.


TensiNet invites you to participate and submit a one-page abstract following the template available on the website of the conference https://tensinantes2023.sciencesconf.org/ before June 15th 2022


For more information got to the TensiNet Webpage


published on June 7th 2022

Cooperation between the IMS BAUSHAUS® Archineer® Institutes e.V. and the Chamber of Engineers Saxony-Anhalt.


In order to reduce the actual deficit of professionals specialized in the field of structural engineering and building construction, the Saxony-Anhalt Chamber of Engineers and the IMS Bauhaus® Archineer® Institutes e.V. have just finished a cooperation agreement for the training of specialist engineers in membrane construction. This training program will begin this year and will be imparted by the IMS. The professionals who are entitled by their professional education to use the professional title "Engineer" and who finished the IMS-course can apply for the job title "Specialist Engineers for Membrane Structures" at the Saxony-Anhalt Chamber of Engineers.


For more information you can read the press release.

published on May 26th 2022

The TensiNet Call for Abstract Deadline is almost over!


Don't miss out on being a part of the next TensiNet Symposium on 2023 at Nantes University! TensiNantes 2023 "Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment" will be held from Wednesday 7th till Friday 9th June 2023. This three-day event will allow prominent experts from the world of architecture and engineering to present inspiring projects, to demonstrate the multitude of possibilities offered by lightweight structures, as well as to show recent research results in the domain of fabrics and foils.


TensiNet invites you to participate and submit a one-page abstract following the template available on the website of the conference https://tensinantes2023.sciencesconf.org/ before the 31st of May 2022


For more information got to the TensiNet Webpage


published on May 25th 2022


Our Board Member Katja Bernert will be speaking at the PanStadia & Arena Management Event. If you wish to know more on the latest of Stadia Roofing, design, sustainability and more be sure not to miss out!


For more information go to the Stadia & Arena Website.


published on April 6th 2022

Do not miss out on any 2022 event!


2022 is here, with a promise of bringing back many presential events that we all miss. As on past years, AMA will be a part of many of these events and we cannot wait to meet you there! Find a list below of the schedulled events for this year, be sure to check on regulary to confirm the dates.


09-11 May       

Textile Roofs. Berlin, Germany.

21-25 June

Techtextil. Frankfurt, Germany.

19-23 September

IASS Anual Symposium Asia. Beijing, China

23 September

Essener Membranbau Symposium 2022.

12-14 October

IFAI Expo 2022. Charlotte, NC, USA.

12-14 October

Sun Shading Expo North America (Co-location with IFAI Expo)


20-21 October

17th Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo 2022. Bern, Switzerland.




published on February 10th 2022

The AMA Awards 2021 results are in!


Last October 25th, the first ever AMA Awards where celebrated during the General Members Meeting. We are very happy with it's success and we truly trust in it's power to help make sustainability a key element when thinking of a new project or product in the textile architecture industry. If you wish to get to know more about the products, projects and ideas presented in this 2021 edition of the awards click here to know them all!

Congratulations to the winners!


published on November 25th 2021

Fabrics and foils make a major contribution to save our natural resources: from the embodied energy within production to transport and installation, ultimately to reduced recycling quantities at the end of a long life cycle.


The competition, first issued in 2021, rewards and honours outstanding contributions to the conservation of natural resources in the field of membrane structures. Please share your concepts in the four categories: products, projects, design and ideas. The jury consisting of all AMA members is looking forward to receiving your contributions.

For more information on the AMA Awards, it's rules and important dates click here.

published on July 20th 2021

Spatial Structures: Movers and Shakers, Interview with Katja Bernert


Formfinding: Should we go back to basics?


In this interview with our board member Katja Bernert from Mehler Texnologies, Katja takes us into a conversation we should all be having, how to make everything we do more sustainable and environmentally responsible? Katja brings out the question of the design process, do the new technologies used like formfinding software, take into account aspects like sustainable materials, global footprint, etc.? She encourages architects and engineers to use their intuition again to be able to introduce new (and very important) angles into the equation.Who is responsible for these changes? The manufacturers? The clients? the government?


Take some time to watch this interview and be sure to leave us your comments!

Go to the Spatial Structures YouTube Channel for more interviews like this.


published on April 12th 2021

Travel Guide for Membrane Structures!


Are you, like most of us, going nowhere in this Easter Break? Join us in this eco friendly trip to get to know some breathtaking membrane structures around the world! Our board member Katja Bernert from Mehler Texnologies has prepared an inspiring travel guide to relax for a few minutes and enjoy what membranes have to offer. Download it here and be inspired!

published on March 29th 2021

Don't Miss out on the R+T Stuttgart Messe!


Our good friends of Mehler have shared with us their invitation code. Don't miss out and get your tickets!

published on February 19th 2021

IMS BAUHAUS® Degree "Archineer®"


The IMS will continue this year with their Master Program in Membrane Structures, their Archineer Degree. Since 2006 this program was held in the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau-Rosslau, but this year, the IMS has adapted to the new circumstances and is offering it's program in a completely online format. The course will take place from March 26th to October 30th 2021. Don't miss out and Register Now!


For more information, download the Study Schedule of IMS BAUHAUS® Degree "Archineer®"

published on February 4th 2021

Welcome 2021!


We welcome 2021 with excitement! Excitement for a new and better year, with lots of energy to power through the difficulties and with hopes that soon things will go back to normal and we can all meet again. We have made a list of the most important tradefairs happening in the course of this year. Some will take place on the online world and some are looking forward to a presential encounter. Be there as it may, mark your calendars and don't miss out on the activities for this year!


February 22nd - 25th ⇒ R+T Stuttgart Messe, Digital Event.

May 10th - 12th ⇒ Textile Roofs, Berlin Germany.

August 23rd - 27th ⇒ IASS 2020/2021, Surrey UK.

September 13th - 14th ⇒ Structural Membranes, Munich Germany.

November 2nd - 4th ⇒ IFAI Expo 2021, Nashville USA / Sun Shading Expo North America


published on January 19th 2021

Published on December 22nd 2020

AMA Welcomes a new Member! CIDELSA


We at AMA are very exited to welcome CIDELSA as a new member in our association. Cidelsa is one of the largest companies of Tensile Architecture in South America, with over 1million m2 of experience on their backs! This is without a doubt a great win for AMA, always looking to expand their reach in the name of Tensile Architecture. Looking forward to a fruitful colaboration!


published on October 21st 2020

The IASS Symposium and Spatial Structure Conference is Postponed


Since the conditions are not clear for this year's summer, the IASS annual Symposium has been postponed from August 2020 to August 2021 (from the 23rd to the 27th). This event will take place in Guildford, UK and AMA will be a part of it. We are exited to see all the interesting speakers and conferences there'll be. Hope to see you there!

for more information on this symposium, click here.


published on May 22nd 2020

AMA will be present in this year's IFAI Expo!


The IFAI Expo 2020 is one of the largest shows in the industrial textiles industry and AMA could not be missing this event! We are now confirmed to assist next November by the hand of one of our Board Members Gustavo Ramírez from Carpatec. We are thrilled to be there with a joint booth with the IMS Institute where we can let you know more about our organization. Do not miss the opportunity and come meet us! Can’t wait to see you there!

For more information on IFAI Expo 2020, click here.


published on May 22nd 2020

Textile Roofs 2020 has been Postponed


Due to COVID-19 Textile Roofs 2020 has been postponed. In the hope of better times it has been reschedule for October 8-10. We are looking forward to this event and all the exiting lectures that are planned. Would love to see you there! For more information go to their website: Textile Roofs


published on May 14th 2020

AMA is still working for you!


Like every March, this March is no different. On March 17th we had our Members Meeting, only due to recent events it was done Online. The IMS as always very kindly offered their spaces but we decided last minute that it was more responsible to have an online meeting. This time we discussed the next steps that AMA will take to promote the market and help architects choose tensile architecture structures over traddicional construction. Different than other years, this year we will have presence in many of the most important traidfairs of the sector such as: Textile Roofs 2020 (May, Berlin), LaTensored (August, Argentina), IASS Symposium (August, UK), IFAI Expo 2020 (November, Indianapolis). We hope to see you then!
For all of you out there, stay safe and stay healthy in these times! #stayhome

More information on dates will come later on.


published on April 1rst 2020

Members Meeting in Dessau Cancelled


Due to the recent events and fast progression of the COVID-19, the members meeting scheduled for the next March 17th is cancelled. IMS installations are closed for the rest of the semester. The meeting will be held via online, all members that wish to be part of it can contact our General Secretary (info@amaforum.com) to be added to the teleconference. Wishing you all to stay safe a healthy! #stayathome


published on March 13th 2020

Save the Date! Next AMA Workshop on March 17th


Like every year, AMA will host a meeting with it's members and all interested companies to show the progress made in the last 6 months. We gather ideas and see our members needs to prepare for new actions. Join us and get to know AMA from the inside! The IMS has kindly offered their installations for this meeting to occur, see you in Dessau!


published on February 25th 2020

Less than a month away from the Grand Opening of the 2020 Master Course at the IMS in Dessau


March 8, 2020: The IMS Institute headed by Prof. Dr. Robert Off will celebrate the Opening of the new Master Course Membrane Structures and welcomed all new students. Do not miss the last days to enroll in this course and be an Archineer®! Click here for more information, or go to the IMS Website.


published on February 24th 2020

Hueck Folien Joins AMA!


We at AMA are very pleased to welcome yet again a new member in our organization that will contribute in expanding AMA’s diversity as an association and reach. Hueck Folien is a 100% family owned company with over 260 employees in its three locations: Austria (production, administration, R&D, sales), Weiden and Hong Kong (Sales). Hueck has been around for over 45 years when they started with coating of web base materials, specializing more and more it was only a matter of time when they entered the tensile industry with its’ ETFE foils. We are looking forward to a fruitful relationship, welcome to AMA!


published on July 11th 2019

AMA is Now on Social Media!


Join us in this new adventure! AMA has joined the main Social Media Platforms to spread the word of Tensile Architecture. In these platforms we will share lates market news, projects and interesting information about the Industry. Do not miss the oportunity of being part of this message and join AMA!


published on June 19th 2019

Tensile intense at IMS in Dessau 


The training course on membrane structures "Tensile intense" will take place in Dessau from the 8th to the 13th of September, 2019. This program is created to provide a concentrated overview and universal understanding for the entire process of textile building, starting with the design, following the steps of analysis, detailing, dimensioning, calculating and ending with the erection of a membrane and lightweight structure.


For more information, click here


published on June 17th 2019

International Tensile Intense, Chile


The First IMS Tensile Intense Course in Latin America will take place from the 14th to the 19th of Octotber in the prestigious University of Chile (Santiago de Chile). AMA is taking part of this Course with one of our members imparting a lecture. Our members will benefit from special prices for this course. If you wish to find out more about the program and AMA's special prices, click here to download (only in Spanish)

For more information click here.


published on March 26th 2019

Benefits on Becoming an AMA Member


On our last meeting, all AMA Members listed the main benefits they see their companies profiting from being an AMA Member. This is a very concise and down-to-earth list to help other companies decide on becoming a member. Do not miss out on all of these benefits and many more! Find out more.


published on May 23rd 2019

Verseidag-Indutex Joins AMA


We are happy to announce that Verseidag joined AMA after our Workshop in Dessau where they attended as guest. Verseidag is a membrane manufactutrer focused on PVC and PTFE coated high-performance fabrics for durable and aesthetical tensile architecture solutions. We are looking forward to a fruitful and longlasting relationship! Welcome!


published on March 29th

Save the Date: Members Meeting September 10th


This year our Members Meeting will take place on Tuesday September 10th, 2019. All members and interested parties are welcome to join this event. Location and further information will follow.


published on March 28th 2019

AMA Joins Social Media


Very soon AMA will be joining the most important Social Media Platforms! Our focus will be on sending the message of confidence and trust in the construction method and broadening the market. All AMA Members will be part of this message!


published on March 28th 2019

Grand Opening of the 2019 Master Course at the IMS in Dessau followed by an AMA workshop


March 19, 2019: Together with the IMS Institute headed by Prof. Dr. Robert Off and some of it's members, AMA celebrated the Opening of the new Master Course Membrane Structures and welcomed all new students. The next day an AMA workshop took place with the participation of almost all members. A new push has been given to AMA and many new things will be soon to come, do not miss being a part of it and join us now!


published on March 20th 2019

6th Tensinet Symposium 2019, Milan, Italy. From June 3rd to 5th


This year the 6th Tensinet Symposium will take place from June 3rd to 5th in Milan, Italy. "Softening the Habitats. Sustainable Innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures" promises to address relevant issues for the industry. For more information click here


published on January 24th 2019

Sioen Industries NV joins AMA

Sioen Industries is a diversified stock quoted Group with an extensive portfolio of products and activities: spinning, weaving, and coating of technical textiles, manufacturer of professional protective clothing and producer of fine chemicals. We are happy to announce that Sioen joined the Architectural Membrane Association – Welcome!

March 22, 2018

Save the date

This year our Members Meeting will take place Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Dessau at the IMS Institute of the Anhalt University of Applied Science. All members and interested parties are welcome to join this event. Further information will follow.

March 21, 2018

Grand Opening of the new Master Course at the IMS in Dessau followed by an AMA workshop

March 18, 2018: together with the President of the Anhalt University of Applied Science Prof. Dr. Jörg Bagdahn and the IMS Institute headed by Prof. Dr. Robert Off, AMA celebrated the Opening of the new Master Course Membrane Structures and welcomed all new students. The next day an AMA workshop took place which was a great success due to the participation of almost all members, constructive ideas and discussions.

March 21, 2018

Serge Ferrari joins AMA

Serge Ferrari S.A.S. is a leading French manufacturer of flexible composite materials. Serge Ferrari Group masters all production steps in its manufacturing sites in Europe (France, Switzerland, and Italy) from product development to recycling and has quickly developed its activities on a global basis to operational commercial sites on all continents.

We warmly welcome Ferrari and look forward to a fruitful cooperation!

January 22, 2018

7th IMS International Tensile Architecture Symposium, Miami, USA

First IMS Symposium in the US: the event will take place from May 17 to May, 19, 2018 at the University of Miami, School of Architecture. It is organized by IMS e.V and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. More Information here.


Glasgow Hall and Korach Gallery
223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida, USA

December 19th, 2017

Wolfgang Rudorf-Witrin was appointed the first AMA supporting member

Following the decision of the AMA Annual Meeting we are glad to announce that Wolfgang Rudorf-Witrin is now the first supporting member of AMA. His experience will be a great enrichment for the association. We highly appreciate his valuable support and cooperation.

December 4th, 2017

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Moritz has been elected as new Chairman of the Management Board

Following the decision of the AMA Annual Meeting to increase the number of Executive Board members, Karsten Moritz was elected as the fourth Chairman of our association. We look forward to a successful cooperation.

December 4th, 2017

Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2017

The conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures will take place from November 30 to December 1, 2017

Stuctural Membranes 2017, Munich

The conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures will take place from October 9 -11, 2017. On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 AMA organizes an informal meeting open to all members and interested parties.

AMA Members Meeting in Fulda, Germany

This year's Members Meeting will take place in Fulda on September 12th, 2017, 11:00 am. All members are invited. This event is open to all interested parties and we cordially invite them to get a deeper insight into our activities. For further information please contact us.

Tensile intense at IMS in Dessau 

The training course on membrane structures "Tensile intense" will take place in Dessau from September 16th, 2017  to September 24th, 2017. More information below.

Hiraoka joins AMA

HIRAOKA & CO. LTD. is the leading Japanese manufacturer of polymer coated fabrics.  Established in 1902 Hiraoka has a 112 year history of producing high quality materials with specialty coatings such as Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyurethane and Polyethylene.

We warmly welcome Hiraoka and look forward to a lively exchange and a good cooperation!

April 5, 2017

AMA presentation at the Members Meeting of TensiNet

AMA presents itself at the Annual Members Meeting of TensiNet in Frankfurt and explains its aims, structure and activities to TensiNet members.

March 9th, 2017

AMA Meeting Frankfurt

Next Members Meeting of AMA will take place on May 8th, 2017 in Frankfurt.
For more information please contact us.

March 8th, 2017

New AMA Logo

The winner of the design competition for the AMA Logo was choosen by all members: It is the design created by Mr. Christof Löning, Hoch Zwei Gmbh, Rosenheim, Germany. We would like to thank Christof Löning for his fantastic work and are glad to have received such a distinctive and strong signet for our association.

December 1st, 2016

Temme Obermeier joins AMA

Temme Obermeier GmbH, located in the Rosenheim area in Germany, is expert for tensile and membrane architecture with over 20 years of experience encompassing building facades, roofs, trade fair stands and stadia.

We are pleased to welcome Temme Obermeier as a new AMA member and look forward to a successful and happy cooperation.

published September 30th, 2016

First AMA Member Meeting in Dessau 

The first Member Meeting will take place in Dessau, Germany at the University of Applied Science, Seminarplatz 2a. All AMA Members as well as all interested parties are invited to join the event.

September 20st, 2016


Velabran GmbH, located in Munich, Germany, offer a wide range of know-how in the field of textile building constructions, ETFE foil cushions and pneumatic assisted constructions. Velabran is an owner-managed company established 2005.

We are pleased to welcome VELABRAN as a new AMA member and look forward to a successful and happy cooperation.

September 1st, 2016

AMA registered

Architectural Membrane Association e.V. has officially been registered by the local court Stendal, Germany with the number VR 4548

June 2nd, 2016

AMA founded in Dessau

The Architectural Membrane Association (AMA) was founded on 15th of March 2016 in Dessau by the following seven companies:


Carpatec, Spain
Carpro, Belgium
CENO Membrane Technology GmbH, Germany
Low and Bonar GmbH, Germany
PFEIFER Seil- und Hebetechnik GmbH, Germany
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany
VALMIERA GLASS UK Ltd., United Kingdom
VELABRAN GmbH, Germany

March 15th, 2016

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