Fabric architecture was pioneered approx. 50 years ago mainly by Prof. Frei Otto and has since become a popular and established method of construction. Fabric tensile structures are distinguished by their elegance and airiness, which result in outstanding designs.
Tensile, fabric canopies are by no means only suitable for temporary structures. They are fully fledged constructions that are able to withstand adverse weather conditions such as wind and snow. The double-curved organic design is not just functional, it also gives fabric structures their unique appearance. Form, structure and details are closely intertwined. The desire for architectural authenticity is almost automatically fulfilled – the loadbearing structure defines a canopy's overall appearance; details have both a structural and design function.
The 3dtex GmbH specialises in the design and realisation of such entities encompassing structure, design and functionality.
3dtex offers its clients the full range of services from the first sketch through to the finished structure, at a guaranteed fixed price.
To carry out the various phases of the project, 3dtex works with a network of specialists, including membrane manufacturers, specialised engineers, material science laboratories and trained industrial climbers.
At 3dtex GmbH it all comes together. As an expert in its field, 3dtex guarantees the smooth running of a project from a technical, creative and financial perspective, as well as its on-schedule completion.
Our services are:
strategic and conceptual consultancy, visualisations
geometric form definition, structural analysis, engineering of all structural members
design and detail planning for steel and membrane
fabrication of all separate parts such as membranes, cables, steel constructions by external suppliers according to the specifications of and monitored by 3dtex
project management and quality assurance
delivery and assembly on site
Since the founding of 3dtex GmbH in 2008, the company has worked on more than 40 projects and demonstrated its expertise in the area of fabric architecture.
The founder – architect Stev Bringmann – has planned and implemented projects worldwide since 2001 in sizes S to XXL. A current reference list can be found at