Archineer® Institutes e.V.

at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

IMS Bauhaus is a non-profit and independent institute, which is associated to the Anhalt University of applied Sciences in Dessau-Rosslau, Germany.  The work of the institute aims at research, development and teaching of new construction methods, especially related to membrane and net constructions, shells and retractable structures.

As an international platform and teaching institute, offering the worldwide unique Master (M.Eng) and Archineer®  in Membrane Structures, a postgraduate program in structural membrane design and engineering, textile-, tensile- and cushion constructions, lightweight membranes and architectural fabrics.

In order to do justice to the global climate development, the institute increasingly focuses on innovative energetic solutions of modern and future construction. Numerous members such as professors, students, teachers, physicists, craftsmen and computer scientists from all over the world form the basis for the creation of a forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge.

The statute of the institute can be downloaded here.


In case of any questions regarding our institute and programs please don´t hesitate to contact us:

Telefon: +49 0 340 51973745
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IMS Bauhaus - Education

With the nomination of Prof. Dr. Robert Off to the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Germany in 2003, the foundation for the cooperation between the Anhalt University and the IMS was laid and the vision of an international study course “Membrane Structures” became reality. In 2006, for the first time in the world, the master course M.Eng. and Archineer® Membrane Structures started. Furthermore different workshop and certificates are offered, basically parallel to the master program:

  • Master and Archineer® Membrane Strucutures
  • Archineer® Certificate study program
  • TENSILE intense

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