Behind the hoarding at Alter Wall 2–32, between Hamburg’s Town Hall and Alsterfleet, behind the Bucerius Kunst Forum, all that was left standing was the 150 m long historic facade, propped up by a steel structure. To date, work on the renewal of the entire block has progressed well – the shell construction with all floor levels has been completed, and the facade props along Alter Wall are being removed. On 14 July, the topping out ceremony for the new ensemble in the heart of the Hanseatic City took place.
In 2010, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) won the international competition for the new construction of an office complex in the Chinese provincial capital city. The building, with its facade of distinct squares, has now been completed.
In Beijing, gmp · Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners have completed the Huawei Technological Factory Buildings. Following the previous projects in Shenzhen and Chengdu, this is now the third research and development center for the Chinese telecommunications corporation completed to a design by gmp.
The new municipal sports and leisure pool, “blu”, in Potsdam has been completed to a design by gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects. The opening ceremony took place on 6 June and regular operation starts today.
What could a natural history museum of the 21st century look like? The special exhibition of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) in the Zoological Museum, Hamburg, provides some answers. In the context of the Evolutioneum workshop, scholarship students of the aac have produced designs in two parts, which are on display at the Zoological Museum, Hamburg, until 27 August.
The 28th of April is the big day – the new concert hall in the Kulturpalast in Dresden will be ceremonially opened with a festive program. On the day after, the rooms of the other main functions of the Kulturpalast, i.e. the new central library and the “Herkuleskeule” cabaret venue, will be inaugurated. The refurbishment of the existing part of the building, which is listed as a historic monument, and the new building of the concert hall, have been completed to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
With a height of 411 meters, the building comes under the high-rise building category of the “super-high skyscrapers” of the CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This means that the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) are putting up their highest building ever on the third plot.
Following the designs for the „Evolutioneum“, a natural history museum for Hamburg, and the new Altona railway station at the location of the Diebsteich metropolitan railway station, the Academy for Architectural Culture has now presented five designs for German port museum, Hamburg. The five different designs are the result of the aac’s international spring workshop, which was led by Professor Volkwin Marg and Nikolaus Goetze.
The „Jiaming Maple Park“ ensemble in Beijing has been completed to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The practice had been commissioned with the project by the client, Jiaming Investment. The new office ensemble, which has achieved LEED Platinum certification, comprises three compact volumes. The functional layout is based on a sustainable concept with flexibly divisible office zones that can be operated independently.
From 1 to 23 March, this year’s spring workshop of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) entitled “Deutsches Hafenmuseum Hamburg: Designs for the National Port Museum” will take place at the Rainvilleterrasse campus in Hamburg under the guidance of Prof. Dr.-Ing. h. c. Volkwin Marg and Dipl.-Ing. Nikolaus Goetze.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the competition for the continuing development of the Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus in Freising. The winning entry for the conversion and extension of the educational center is respectful of the traditional ensemble in this prominent position. The architecture nevertheless makes a confident contemporary mark, and creates new high-quality spaces and interiors, benefiting the surroundings.
The Japanese corporation Olympus is planning a corporate center in the Hamburg district of Hammerbrook for the economic zone in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp) were successful in winning the bidding process for the design of the new office building with medical engineering faculty in the City Süd neighborhood, and was commissioned with the project.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and the engineers schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) have won the international ideas competition for a roof over Verona’s historic arena. The jointly developed design was the winning entry of over 80 competing submissions, and continues the many years of cooperation between the two practices. Following the Borgo Trento hospital and the new trade exhibition halls, this could become the architects’ third project in Verona.
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A new trade exhibition and congress center has been completed in Lianyungang, China to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The project was subject to an international competition, which was won by gmp. Situated in an urban development area between the city and the sea, the four large exhibition halls surround the congress area in the center of the building.
The extension to the head office of the Gebr. Heinemann trading firm in Hamburg’s HafenCity has been completed to a design by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). gmp had won the competition in 2013 and, one year later, started with the construction of the office complex in Hamburg’s Elbquartier; the development blends well with its surroundings in terms of aesthetics and shape.
The new building of the State Fire Brigade School in Würzburg has been completed to a design by the architects practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The practice had been commissioned with the building in 2012 after a negotiated procedure. During an official opening ceremony, the building was handed over to its user – the State Fire Brigade School.
The OnCube office complex has been completed on the industrial site of the Caohejing company in Shanghai to plans by the architects practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The design of the new building has been derived from the basic theme of a square – both in its outer appearance and in its details and landscaping.
On 17th November, the latest publication by Volkwin Marg with the original title “Geheimprojekt HafenCity oder Wie erfindet man einen neuen Stadtteil?” (“HafenCity – secret project or how to invent a new city quarter”) has been presented to public. At the launch, which was held at the Kesselhaus in the historic Hamburg Speicherstadt, well-known personalities have contributed with lectures.
The founding partners of the architects practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg, have been honored with the 2016 Baukultur prize for their life’s work in architecture. The prize was awarded by Volker Halbach (1st chairman of BDA Hamburg) and Prof. Bernhard Winking (chairman of BDA foundation) in the name of the Association of German Architects (BDA) of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg at an official ceremony on 3 November 2016.
The official topping-out ceremony for German House in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam took place on 1st November. The high-rise office block reflects its future function of representing the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City with its succinct architectural pattern language, in which the focus is on transparency and structure. The office building, which has been submitted for certification under the LEED and DGNB schemes, was designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp).
On the occasion of the 80th birthday of the architect Volkwin Marg, the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin is staging an anniversary exhibition. From 22 October to 1 December, this multi-faceted presentation will tell the story of one of the founders of the architects’ practice, von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp); animated images, printed material, and publications, presented from two different points of view, give details of an extraordinary personality and the historical and cultural milestones of his life.
The architects’ practice, gmp, is exhibiting its latest book documentation entitled The Art of the Right Distance. Architectural criticism mirrored in the work of the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners at Architekturgalerie in Munich. 50 buildings from the last 50 years of gmp’s creative contribution are the basis of a dynamic dialog: photographs by Marcus Bredt are presented together with contemporary comments and critiques in the media.
The exhibition “The art of the right distance” opens in the Architekturgalerie on 29 September. It traces half a century of architectural criticism, using a selection of buildings by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) as examples. From 30 September to 11 November 2016, current architecture photographs by Marcus Bredt are being shown alongside statements taken from historical reviews in newspapers and journals.
From 14 September to 7 October the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) presents the workshop “Altona Nord: Designs for Hamburg’s New Traffic Hub” at Campus Rainvilleterrasse in Hamburg. Three public lectures by renowned visiting professors such as Prof. Jörn Walter (Chief Planning Director of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Urban Development and Housing), Declan McCafferty (Grimshaw Architects) and Prof. Ir. Kees Christiaanse (KCAP Architects&Planners) complement the program, which is looking for holistic strategies for a main-line station of the 21st century.
“Designing in Dialogue” is opening its doors at yet another location: Since September 12th, a selection of projects has been on display at the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University (THAD), modelled after the comprehensive touring exhibition of the same name.
In the Yizhuang New City district, an established location for high-tech companies in the south-east of
Beijing, the AVIC International Aviation Industry City business park has been completed to a design by gmp · Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The practice had won the international competition at the beginning of 2012 and was then commissioned to carry out the project.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design offices, commercial units and apartments in an existing and a new building on the former Axel Springer area in Hamburg. With a gross floor area of 54,000 square meters, the planned “Springer Quartier” is one of the most ambitious building projects in Hamburg’s inner city.
On the verge of retirement – but still receiving testimonials. In early July, a very special honor was bestowed on the first project in the gmp portfolio: The Association of German Architects chose Berlin-Tegel to receive the Klassik-Nike award.
Following the foundation stone laying ceremony in March 2015, the next stage has now been reached: the topping-out ceremony for Kunsthalle Mannheim took place today, on 1 July. The construction of the currently largest museum project in Germany was assigned to gmp Architects after the practice had emerged from the international competition in 2012 as one of the three leading contestants.
On June 23rd, the foundation stone was laid for the new headquarters of the vip.com online group in the
southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Stephan Schütz attended the ceremony as the partner representing gmp, von Gerkan, Marg und Partners Architects. At the beginning of the year, gmp won the international competition for the project and was subsequently commissioned to begin construction.
The trend toward dedicated soccer stadiums is also finding acceptance in smaller, previously multifunctional venues. As in the larger arenas, stands bordering directly on the playing field – without a gap formed by a track – create a tighter atmosphere even on a smaller scale and, with today’s demand for differentiated spaces, also represent considerable economic benefits for operators.
The design of the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and KCAP Architects & Planners, in cooperation with landscape architects Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, was awarded first prize in the competition for Zhangjiang Science and Technology City in Shanghai. The international team was able to prevail against two other competitors.
At this year’s Architecture Biennale, the aac will be represented on three occasions. As a young, internationally focused educational establishment for architectural students and graduates, based in Hamburg, the Academy will present itself at the Palazzo Rossini with its history, its mission and its curriculum.
Berlin main railway station? Who still remembers today that, in the past, the mention of this name used to illicit a shrug at best? For more than one hundred years, since the very first beginnings of the railway, Berlin’s decentralized railway network was lacking any kind of “visitor portal”. It...
With the opening of the 29th International Book Fair, the Iranian President Rohani and Tehran’s Mayor Ghalibaf marked the opening of the new exhibition center in Tehran, the Share Aftab, which is being built to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The new exhibition grounds are located about ten kilometers to the south of the center of the Iranian capital, about half way to the international airport, and are connected to the city by an underground line which opened at the same time.
The design by gmp, Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners for the Urban Concert Hall in the Chinese metropolis of Chengdu won out over the competing entries by Jean Nouvel (Paris), Zaha Hadid (London), Nikken Sekkei (Japan) and Aedas (London).
The prestigious prize by the “China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings” and the “Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat” was awarded in Shanghai on 13 May. Stephan Rewolle, Associated Partner at gmp, was on site to receive the “CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Award” for the building completed last year to a design by Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz, with Stephan Rewolle.
A new campus for the German and French schools is being created in the Yangpu district of Shanghai to plans by gmp Architects. The two independent school buildings share public and communal areas at the future Eurocampus. At the heart of the school complex, a piazza provides space for German and French students to meet.
The architects practice gmp has won the competition for Nanjing Financial City II and has been commissioned to produce the master plan and the design for the first development stage. The design for the large-scale financial center is based on intricate detail and references to Nanjing’s historic city structure.
More than half a century after the last new building at the Bund, Shanghai’s historic promenade along the Huangpu River, the famous row of bank and commercial buildings from colonial times has been rounded off with a new architectural highlight. As the last building – for now – in the first row along the river, the Bund SOHO business and office ensemble, designed by gmp Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, adds to the characteristic skyline which gave rise to Shanghai’s reputation as the „Paris of the east“.
In Wuzhen, which is located one hundred kilometers to the south-west of Shanghai in the midst of one of China’s oldest cultivated areas, a rehabilitation clinic with the character of a hotel was built to a design by gmp, Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The project is jointly funded by German hospital operators and Chinese partners and, with its special medical and architectural standards, addresses the more demanding standards within the Chinese health market.
The 1st prize in the competition for the extension and conversion of the Swiss Hôpital du Valais at Sion goes to gmp Architects and Ferrari Architects. The extension building adds its additional space at a suitable distance from the existing building. The existing and new buildings form a cohesive light-flooded ensemble with short routes using the open space and a circular access route.
Half a year after the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new sports and leisure pool complex, „am Brauhausberg“, the topping-out ceremony for the project – which is currently being built to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partners (gmp) – will take place on 18 December.
On 26 November 2015, the “Lines of thought” exhibition opened at St. Peter’s Church in Riga, where Meinhard von Gerkan was baptized in 1935. The exhibition will run until 31 January 2016, and shows architectural designs by Meinhard von Gerkan created during the last 50 years. More than 150 original sketches are shown in St. Peter’s Church. First drawings for the design of the Berlin Tegel Airport – the project with which the practice’s history began – are presented as well as those for Berlin’s main railway station and the most important projects in Riga.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (Aachen) have been commissioned with the conversion and refurbishment of Ludwigspark Stadium in Saarbrücken. Conspicuous membrane roofs and a linking circulation level create a cohesive ensemble, which integrates the place’s landmarks to form a unique identity.
New headquarters for the 4,000 employees of CNPEC, the power corporation, are being built in Shenzhen to plans by gmp Architects – von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. For the new building in Longgang, in the east of the southern Chinese metropolis, the company had invited prominent architects such as OMA (Rotterdam), KPF (New York), Henn Architects (Munich) and other international practices to take part in a competition, in which gmp was selected as the winner.
The architects, von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, have completed the extension and conversion of Martin Luther School at Rimbach in 2015. The 1300 students of the grammar school, which is one of the most important educational establishments in Germany’s Odenwald region and has music as a key subject area, now have at their disposal 48 class rooms and 19 specialist subject rooms for music, art, and natural sciences.
At the beginning of 2015, the Dayuan International Center was completed in the western Chinese business metropolis Chengdu to plans by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The urban ensemble comprises buildings for housing, working and commerce. It is part of the Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone development area to the south of the provincial capital.
On Wednesday 30 November 2011, Magdalene Weiss and Sven Plieninger of schlaich bergermann and partners, will speak at the Tongji University in Shanghai on the subject: "Design Challenge – Sports Stadiums: the Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre".
The imitation of birdsong in music is the theme of this program by Bernadett Mészáros (harpsichord), Julia Krenz (flute), and Anne-Katrin Schenck (soprano).
An architect and a communication designer in dialogue: Hubert Nienhoff and Sibylle Schlaich, Managing Partner at Moniteurs, will speak in Ludwigsburg about the Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg airport.
On Thursday 17 November 2011 the gmp concert with "Swingin’ Words" will take place at the Völckersstrasse office in Hamburg. "Jazz is my voice – the Gershwin Story" – that is the title of the show by Antje Birnbaum, Akos Hoffmann and pianist Nikolai Juretzka, in which the three artists recapture the glorious dance film era of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
On 14 November, Markus Pfisterer will speak at the Design Forum of “ASPIRE4SPORT” on the subject "The vision of developing the next generation of sports arenas and stadiums".
As part of the friendly international footballmatch, Christian Hoffmann (Associate Partner), together with other high ranking representatives from politics and commerce, will participate in a round-table discussion.
As part of a series of events organised by the Russian magazine "Project Baltia", Prof. Volkwin Marg will give a talk on Wednesday, 9 November 2011.
In addition to other well-known speakers, Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan will speak on Friday, 4 November 2011 on the subject ARCHITECTURE.guide.line.
The Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK) presents this year’s German contribution to the 9th International Architecture Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil. 20 projects were selected from over 140 submissions, including the Cape Town Stadium in South Africa.
Hans-Joachim Paap will give a talk at the 2011 AIT Acoustics Symposium in Berlin – "The acoustic quality of rooms – sound design & acoustic finishes". The event has been jointly organised by AIT Magazine and the Fraunhofer Institute for the fifth time.
At the Brazil Forum of the 22nd IAKS Congress, Hubert Nienhoff will speak about "Stadiums for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil".
Olympiastadion Berlin Site Visit with both the stadium Managing Director and Markus Pfisterer (gmp Director) involved in retrofitting.
On 15 October 2011, at the "Zodchestvo" Moscow Architecture Festival, Hubert Nienhoff will speak on the subject "gmp – dialogue-based design: global projects – local identity".
The Art of Building/Architecture departments of the Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg and Munich academies are organising a meeting from 13 to 15 October 2011 to discuss the topic "Town planning in a democracy".
On 11 October 2011, Hans-Joachim Paap will take part in a round table discussion on the post-airport design concept for Tegel Airport. The result of the round table discussion on possible post-airport scenarios will be broadcast on the Inforadio (rbb) programme on Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 11 am.
The "Vision Lounge" talk show lasts one hour and presents visionaries and players from Germany. Prof. Volkwin Marg will talk about visions for the cities of the future and about worldwide projects planned and built by gmp.
The next Musitektur concert takes place on 31st March, with Marie Biermann in concert. She will be singing songs of Brecht and Prévert, Hans Albers and Udo Lindenberg, but above all Biermann songs, rarities familiar to virtually no-on-Hamburg tavern songs.
Markus Pfisterer, gmp Director, will be talking at the "Coliseum SUMMIT 2011 – Sports venues Know-how for the Middle East" in Doha/Qatar about "Cathedrals of Sport".
Markus Pfisterer, Director gmp, will be talking at the "Qatar Construction Summit 20112".
As part of the German-Brazilian Business Fair in Rio de Janeiro, Hubert Nienhoff is taking part in the workshop entitled "Mega events – strengthening cooperation and business opportunities".
At the 2011 German-Brazilian Economic Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Ralf Amann, Diretor gmp do Brasil, will speak at the seminar "Building Culture, Technology, and Sustainability in the Urbanization Process."
Future of the city. Mobility, energy, intelligent networks, ownership vs. access? Dieter Läpple (HCU), Philipp Rode (LSE), and Enno Maass (Managing Director of aac – Academy for Architectural Culture) discuss the future of the city at Kultwerk West in Hamburg.
Hubert Nienhoff is giving a talk at the Sponsors’ Sports Venue Summit 2011
Ralf Amann, Diretor gmp do Brazil, will be speaking about the technical details of stadium construction during the XVI Engineering Weeks at the Bauru Campus of São Paulo State University.
The "Santiago 2041" event will be focussing on sustainable urban development. In this context, Ralf Amann (Diretor gmp do Brasil) will be giving a talk on the subject of future visions for the cities of tomorrow.
Key features of the 15th Project Workshop at the Agrippinawerft in Cologne will be the project report by architect Hubert Nienhoff (gmp partner).
Prof. Volkwin Marg will be speaking on the subject of "Architecture between New and Old" during the specialist conference on Cultural Heritage and Culture Management, which forms part of the supplementary subject of Culture Management at the Christian Albrecht University in Kiel.
This year’s Chamber of Architects’ Open Day is on Saturday 25th June 2011, and once again gmp Berlin is taking part.
On Friday 24th June 2011, Meinhard von Gerkan will be speaking at the 11th edition of the Hamburg International Symposium on Sport and the Economy at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
On 23rd June, one of six one-day lecture events under the banner of "Water World – Maritime Move" series. Along with other speakers from distinguished architectural firms, Volkwin Marg will be speaking on the subject of "Urban Design and the Waterfront – Three Decades of Experiences".
As part of the programme accompanying the exhibition "From Berlin to Brasília – Stadiums by the Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners", Hubert Nienhoff will be talking together with Knut Göppert, schlaich bergermann and partner about "Architects and Engineers in Dialogue".
On Wednesday, 15th June, Prof. Volkwin Marg is giving an introductory talk on the exhibition "From Berlin to Brasília – Stadiums by the Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners" in the Alvar Alto Kulturhaus in Wolfsburg, Germany.
On Tuesday, 31st May 2011, gmp director Martin Glass will be speaking at the Technische Universität Berlin about recent large scale membrane structures.
Berlin Central Station – Europe’s largest train station for long-distance, regional, and local transport - celebrates 5th anniversary on 26th of May.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup championships will be held in Qatar. In this connection, gmp director Markus Pfisterer will speak among other experts on "Stadium and Venue – Design and Development" in Doha/Qatar.
On Wednesday, 18th May, Wu Wei is giving in Beijing a talk on the National Museum of China.
As part of the programme accompanying the Paul Bonatz exhibition, Meinhard von Gerkan will be talking about transport buildings and urban planning in Tübingen.
On Wednesday, 11th May 2011, gmp Partner Nikolaus Goetze will be speaking at the National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE) in Hanoi about the Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners.
On Tuesday, 10th May, Prof. Volkwin Marg is giving a talk on the exhibition "Designing in Dialogue – The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners" at the University Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile.
Following the February concert of "Russian Impressions of the 20th Century" in the Hamburg Musitektur series, the Russian theme continues at the Berlin office on Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 with a recital by young Russian pianist Daniil Danilenko.
On Thursday, 14th April 2011, gmp director Martin Glass will be speaking at an IHK Brazil event about his experiences in Brazil and the current opportunities for business in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup.
The Chinese specialist periodical Area China invites you to the 10th discussion in its series of ‘Area Dialogues’ events at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai, on 30th March 2011. The ‘Beauty of Built Things’ is the theme on this occasion.
Meinhard von Gerkan is giving a talk on the exhibition "Designing in Dialogue – The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners" at the University of Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City .
A major topic of the eco-summit is the city of the future. Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan will present his vision of TXL+ Smart Green City based on Tegel Airport.
Architectureworld is Europe’s biggest architectural get-together. In his talk, Meinhard von Gerkan will be offering a glimpse of his ongoing work at gmp, talking among other things about projects in Germany and in China