Archineer® in Membrane Structures

IMS Bauhaus® Archineer® Institutes e.V.

The work of the institute aims at research, development and teaching of new construction methods, especially related to membrane and net constructions, shells and retractable structures.

As an international teaching platform, the institute is known for the worldwide unique Master (M.Eng) and Archineer® in Membrane Structures, a postgraduate course in the fields of membrane construction, textile, tensile and cushion structures, lightweight membranes and architectural fabrics. The program was carried out for 15 years in cooperation with Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau-Rosslau, Germany.

In order to do justice to the global climate development, the institute increasingly focuses on innovative energetic solutions of modern and future construction. Numerous members such as professors, students, teachers, physicists, craftsmen and computer scientists from all over the world form the basis for the creation of a forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge.

The statute of the institute can be downloaded here.


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IMS BAUHAUS® - Education

As a professor at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Robert Off headed the world's only accredited master's degree program in membrane structures for a total of 15 years. In addition to the university course, the institute has always offered other non-academic training programs in the field of lightweight textile construction. Due to the difficult situation, caused by the pandemic, the institute has changed their programs towards online courses only:

  • IMS BAUHAUS® Degree “Archineer® in Membrane Structures”
  • Engineer in Membrane Structures
  • TENSILE intense
  • IMS BAUHAUS® TENSILE intense course – Spanish Language

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