R&D project funded by BMBF - Zwanzig20 – Partnership for Innovation within the consortium smart3

Team: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Christiane Sauer, Dipl.-Des. Ebba Fransén Waldhör, Dipl.-Ing. Maxie Schneider

Partners: Facade-Lab GmbH (Project Coordinator) Fraunhofer IWU, Carl Stahl ARC GmbH, Verseidag-INDUTEX GmbH, ITP GmbH, SGS Engineering GmbH

︎  Nominee for Special Prize for Innovation,  Zumtobel Group Award 2021

︎ Award for Innovation, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat - CTBUH 2022
Research project on adaptive textile shading system for facades with integrated shape memory alloy (SMA), Weißensee School of Art, 2017-2021

The research project Adaptex investigates the potential of using the shape-changing material Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) in an adaptive sun shading textile for architecture. By incorporating SMA as an actuator into a textile membrane, the permeability of the surface can adapt in response to temperature changes in the immediate environment. The aim is to create a responsive textile system that prevents the interior of a building from overheating, without the need of electricity or external controlling mechanisms. The light and flexible structure allows for applications in new building construction as well as in energetic refurbishment.