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Nils Opgenorth


Research Associate
2022 - Current



Nils Opgenorth is a research associate at the ICD with a focus on computational wood architecture and on-site construction. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Leibniz University Hannover and a Master of Science in Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) from the University of Stuttgart.

Prior to joining ICD, he taught at the Institute for Digital Methods in Architecture in Hannover. During his time, he developed a construction system of thin, bending-loaded plates and exhibited his work in a large-scale demonstrator at the Sprengel Museum Hannover.

His master’s thesis “Building Across Scales: A Robotic Timber Fabrication System for On-Site Press Gluing“, which he developed together with his colleague Daniel Locatelli, was awarded the “IntCDC Master’s Thesis Grants 2021” and proposes a heterogeneous multi-scalar robotic construction system to further automate on-site timber construction.

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