Archinect - News 2014-08-20T10:44:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/11425965/mettre-student-design-project-at-btu-in-cottbus-germany Mettre - Student Design Project at BTU in Cottbus, Germany Archinect 2011-06-27T20:34:59-04:00 >2011-07-11T13:42:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8wq4smj9xj4mybmp.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Sabrina Kolar, graduate architecture student at <a href="http://www.tu-cottbus.de/btu/en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brandenburg University of Technology</a> in Cottbus, Germany, has sent us images of the temporary membrane sculpture "Mettre" which was exhibited on the school's campus earlier this June. The sculpture design followed an internal, studio-wide competition for students of architecture and structural engineering in which Kolar, together with fellow student Ben Strachotta, was awarded the First Prize. The winning proposal was then further worked out within the studio project "Flying Surfaces" and finally realized.</p> <p> Here's a more detailed project description from the designers:</p> <p> <em>Mettre: French for use, make, and create.</em></p> <p> This single word is the inspiration for the design and construction of the Flying Surfaces sculpture for the 20th Anniversary of BTU Cottbus.The sculpture was specifically designed to be &lsquo;hands on&rsquo; allowing people to use, touch, explored, and view from every angle. Allowing people the chance to fully &lsquo;experience&rsquo; the sculp...</p>