In modern architecture, the roof function is not only to protect buildings against environmental influences. Designers often use single or multi-curved roofs. One of the issues to be considered at the structural design stage is selection of the support structure technology, thanks to which it will be possible to obtain a curved roof with a smooth surface. In case of objects such as airport terminals (eg., in Wroclaw, Lodz, Rzeszów- Jasionka), sports and entertainment halls, conference centers (such as presently constructed in Krakow) and theme parks, mostly self-supporting metal panels are used (usually aluminum, about the length of one element up to tens of meters. The paper will present selected issues of forming the supporting structure of the multi-curved roofs made of self-supporting metal panels.