The 2017-2021 “Building with composites for architecture” cycle proposes taking
stock of the structural use of composite materials in architecture, a sector that is little
known in architecture but which has a high potential. It will contribute to the development
of the composites sector for architectural construction.
This cycle aims at exchanging, developing and pooling knowledge and approaches
for architecture on the use of these materials both as structure and as structural envelopes.
The cycle proposes to bring together different actors (research laboratories, universities,
companies, engineering firms, trade and architects) interested in composite construction
for architecture. It thus contributes to the convergence of science and practice, and
to reinforcing the monitoring of emerging or constructed knowledge. Indeed, the absence
of a structured scientific and professional network for architectural production in composites,
constitutes a barrier for the circulation of knowledge and to the development of innovative
practices. In this context, it is important to construct a space for dialogue between
the different actors in this domain.
The presented contributions are scientific, technical or pertaining to hands-on experiments.
The meetings take the form of international study days and colloquia.
Building with Composites for Architecture: what is the state of affairs today?
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Building, construction and infrastructure: lasting solutions.
2019. Meeting 3.
Prospective Materials and Processes: bio-composites, meta-composites, robotics.
What are the challenges for sustainable architecture?
2020. Meeting 4.
The performance of composites in relation to fire resistance and behavior, acoustics,
summer cooling loads, environment: state of play of recent advances in research
and evaluation of applications. Focus on on-site assembly and built-in functions.
2021. Meeting 5.
The composite in the collective imagination along with user feedback and experience.
A lived experience approach, semiotic and symbolic of composite construction.