Prof. Morgenthal from Bauhaus University in Weimar is the expert responsible for the structural stability of the willow architecture in Lichtenfels. Prof. Speck from the University of Freiburg is researching the transfer of nature's capabilities to technology. In conversation, they discuss exciting parallels and differences between the natural willow and the artificial one made of steel.
Moderated by architectural journalist Christiane Bürklein, the experts talk about the principal challenges involved in planning and building the Archive of the Future's willow architecture.
Listen below to the full-length discussion entitled "Fascination with Willows."
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Prof. Morgenthal from Bauhaus University in Weimar has created a computer simulation of the Archive of the Future’s steel willows, which he’s using to investigate the pliable movement of the structure.