Frei Otto: spanning the future

Author: Mike Cook

Date published

26 October 2017

Price
Free

Frei Otto: spanning the future

Case Study
Date published

26 October 2017

Author

Mike Cook

Price

Free

Author

Mike Cook

Mike Cook leads a celebration of the life and work of Frei Otto.

Updated 24 March 2020

Iconic venues designed by Frei Otto, such as the Montreal Expo '67, the Olympiastadion in Munich, and the Mecca Conference Centre are discussed in this talk, focussing on the impact of Otto's use of cable net structures.

Further reading:

Read the Structural Engineer articles on the work of Frei Otto:

Frei Otto – inspired inventor, researcher and designer part 1 and part 2.

 

Frei Otto: spanning the future

Additional information

Format:
Video
Video Length:
00:32:06
Publisher:
IStructE

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History Case Study Stadium Tensile structure Cable Video IStructE London HQ

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