2002 / Tensegrity Glass Sculpture
Location Glasstec 2002 and GlassCon 2003
Client Institute for Construction 2, University of Stuttgart
Architect Roland Haehnel
Engineer Andreas Schnubel
Images RH, AS
Scope of work Structural design and construction
Always having been impressed by the sculptures of Kenneth Snelson and Buckminster Fuller, I had the possibility to participate in building a tensegrity structure, which is about 6.80 m high and consists of 12 glass tubes and 48 cables. All tubes are pre-stressed with interior steel bars to guarantee their compression during construction process. Every glass element is pin-ended with a stainless steel detail. The sculpture was first built at Glasstec, Dusseldorf in October 2002 and rebuilt at GlassCon in Munich in January 2003.