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Building Across Worlds 

International Projects by Architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partners 

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Building Across Worlds
International Projects by Architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partners

Hardback
approx. 176 pages with numerous photos and drawings
Language
English
Format
23 x 29.7 cm
Editor/autor
Christian Schittich (Ed.)
Publishers
Edition DETAIL
Price
Eur (D) 59,90
ISBN
978-3-95553-319-9

Order
www.detail.de

Photographer
Heiner Leiska
www.leiska.de

With the large number of socially relevant buildings all over the world, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have contributed to the identity and appearance of many urban environments of different scales. Each project is characterized by different input parameters – be it in terms of urban, functional, sociological or cultural elements – which had to be accommodated in the design and architectural context in order to accommodate the respective aims and intentions. The book Building Across Worlds. International Projects by the Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, which has been published by Edition DETAIL and edited by Christian Schittich, focuses on this defining context as the starting point of the analysis of primarily topical projects.

The publication goes beyond the perspective of conventional illustrations of an oeuvre: well-known authors have selected examples from the gmp portfolio, with its nearly 400 projects, to contrast and highlight sometimes heterogeneous pairs according to specific criteria relevant to their typology and design theme. In this way, learning and experience are contrasted with the pragmatism of the design process. New references are thus brought into play; similarities, differences and developments in the architecture of different cultural spheres, as well as varying scales, become evident and are illustrated in their interaction, in particular in the comparison between European and Asian buildings. Examples are the dialogue between the new Kunsthalle in Mannheim and the National Museum in Hanoi, and the contrast between the large Berlin Brandenburg Airport and the western railway station in Tianjin. The discussion also focuses on well-known projects, some of them still under construction, such as the Kulturpalast in Dresden, the roof of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, the World Cup stadium in Cape Town and the Parliament Building in Hanoi.

Building Across Worlds presents a cross-section of the principle of holistic architecture in time and space and documents 50 years of the existence of the architectural practice, covering national and international projects from private residences to cultural and office buildings, through to stadiums and transport buildings.