Bibliography

Chongqing Grand Theater in China

Chongqing Grand Theater in China

The Grand Theater is not a building with a typical façade with wall and window surfaces, but is contained within a well-positioned curtain of frosted glass panels. In this volume, the responsible architects present the architectural design by means of texts, images, and plans. An essay by the architecture journalist Dirk Meyhöfer discusses the Grand Theater.

Publishers jovis Verlag
ISBN 978-3-86859-329-7

Meinhard von Gerkan – Diversity in Unity / Biography in Buildings 1965–2015

Meinhard von Gerkan – Diversity in Unity / Biography in Buildings 1965–2015

Meinhard von Gerkan is one of the most internationally sought-after and successful German contemporary architects. As co-founder of the architectural practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), he has created an impressive world-wide oeuvre over the past 50 years, full of architectural diversity and quality. There is hardly a design job that he has not tackled in this half-century.

Publishers jovis Verlag
ISBN 978-3-86859-374-7

The Hanoi Museum in Vietnam

The Hanoi Museum in Vietnam

To build a historic city museum in the capital of a country that is in the throes of rapid political and commercial change is a challenge to all those involved. What is the social function of this museum? How should it present itself in terms of architecture and urban design? What has evolved is a solitary building with terraces cantilevering towards the top, situated in the midst of an artificial park with water features providing large areas for external exhibits.

Publishers jovis Verlag
ISBN 978-3-86859-330-3

The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China

The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China

"The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) has become a model project of German architecture and engineering"; this is the verdict of the renowned architectural journalist, Dirk Meyhöfer, in his appraisal of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. The Centre, which was inaugurated in 2011 on the occasion of the FINA World Swimming Championships, combines swimming facilities, a multi-purpose unit and a press center, which together create an ensemble of harmoniously matching forms and materials. The SOSC is located in open public parkland that establishes the urban context.

Publishers jovis Verlag
ISBN 978-3-86859-333-4