Culm and Cover

Culm and Cover

The competition Culm and Cover was organized for students of the faculty of architecture at the RWTH Aachen University. The target was the design of structures applying bamboo culms with the CONBAM Joining Technique and a light textile cover of CARPRO.


The competition was advertised by the companies CARPRO and CONBAM and executed in close cooperation with the RWTH Aachen University.


The winner TRINEX was realized.


During the project the students worked in a close cooperation with the companies and the professors to maximize the quality of the result.




1. award: Lasse West, TRINEX [more]




2. award: Markus Ruhe, fast assembable hall




3. award: Johannes Müntinga, landmark




Jill Zhaoyuan Wagner-Meng, convertible tent




Thomas Pütz, roof system 




Anonymous, modular shade system

Parties involved

Reward advertised by

CARPRO Harry Buskes [more]

CONBAM, Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Tönges [more] 


RWTH Aachen

Dr.-Ing. Evelin Rottke [more]

and students of the

bamboo course

Dr.-Ing. Hans-Willi Heyden [more]

and students of the

course for textile architecture