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Building favourites

Lightness. Transparency. Long span. Tension. These are the elements which fascinate me as an engineer. There are a lot of structures which incorporate the first three - not very many where the greater part of the structure is pure tension. Bucky did some but my favourite by far is the group of cable-net structures for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. They are by architect Gunther Behnisch with Frei Otto and the engineers Fritz Leonhardt and Jorg Schlaicht. There are so many people ...

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