A joint project of the programs for building construction and design at Berlin’s Technische Universität (Prof. Leibinger) and engineering and structural design at the Universität der Künste (Prof. Gengnagel), as part of the Hybrid Platform.
Pier Luigi Nervi went down in history as someone who crossed between the realms of architecture and engineering as an engineer, a designer, an inventor, and a businessman. His ability to develop poetic and sensual architectural spaces from the logic of engineering and his intense engagement with reinforced concrete as a material and its possibilities of application make Nervi a timelessly instructive example.
Architectural theorists, architects, and construction engineers are invited to discuss current issues of construction and design, process and material against the backdrop of Pier Luigi Nervi’s work and approach. The event took place on February 1st 2013.