Overview of Cablenet Structures
Australia can bost a very early cable net structure in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.
The modern cablenet structures burst on the international scene with the Expo 67 German Pavilion constructed in Montreal, Canada.
This was a larger version of the cablenet roof prototype designed by Frei Otto's team and used now to house the IL at the University of Stuggart.
The next structure, and the most famous is the impressive stadiums for the Munich Olympics designed by Frei Otto.
Highly stressed cable trusses are also used to support flat glass surfaces now common for facades.