Advanced Manufacturing
and Materials



IASS Surrey 2021 Expo

Competition and exhibition of innovative lightweight structures: An invitation for artists, designers, engineers, and researchers. Organized by the new IASS Working Group 21 “Advanced manufacturing and materials” in close cooperation with the IASS Symposium 2021 and the 7th international conference on Spatial Structures in Surrey.


61 years of IASS and the 3rd WG21 Expo
After the success of the 2015 IASS expo in Amsterdam and the 2019 expo in Barcelona, WG21 is organising a new exhibition to celebrate this success during the annual international symposium of the IASS and the 7th international conference on Spatial Structures. The expo, symposium and conference will take place in Surrey from 23 to 27 August 2021.

The deadline for entries is 31st January 2021.


Full details of the competition can be downloaded here.

IASS Barcelona 2019 Expo

As part of the 60th Anniversary Celebrations for IASS in Barcelona, WG21 organised a Competition and exhibition of innovative lightweight structures. Entries from all over the world were exhibited for the duration of the conference.

Click here for photos from the event!

2018 Symposium in Boston

We organized a session on flexible formwork at the 2018 IASS symposium in Boston.


2018 Ice Structures in Harbin 

We organised a student competition for the design and construction of ice structures in Harbin China from 17 - 22 December 2017. More details can be found at the Structural Ice Website

2017 Symposium in Hamburg

Sessions by several people are organised concerning fabrication and manufacturing at the 2017 symposium in Hamburg.


2015 Symposium in Amsterdam

A competition and exhibition of innovative pavilions was organised at the 2015 IASS symposium in Amsterdam. ISOFF organized a flexible formwork workshop and symposium at the 2015 IASS symposium in Amsterdam.