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Heinz Isler

Swiss civil engineer and contractor known especially for his thin concrete shells.

Biographical Information

Name: Heinz Isler
Born on 26 July 1926 in Zollikon, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe
Deceased on 20 June 2009 in Berne, Berne, Switzerland, Europe
Student of Pierre Lardy
1950

Graduates from the Federal Technological Institute (ETH) Zurich;
Becomes assistant to Professor Pierre Lardy

1954

Opens his own office in Burgdorf

1956

Sells concept of pneumatic shells

1961

Conceives of a doubly-curved geometric shell for the Wyss Garden center

1968

Builds first structures based on suspension method where the forms for shells are found by hanging and fixating cloth

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

designer
engineer
structural engineer

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Internal Information
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Created: 02/01/1999
Last Updated: 22/07/2014