Since the indisputably acclaimed successful modernization of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin at the very latest, the architectural team von Gerkan, Marg und Partner has established itself in the public eye as specialists in the field of sports arenas. The spectacular RheinEnergieStadium in Cologne, the new Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, and the Century Lotus Stadium in Foshan as well as a whole series of new buildings in the Arab Gulf States, northern Africa, and China have set new standards around the world and clearly show the office’s outstanding importance worldwide in this specialized branch of design.
Using examples of his own buildings and projects, Volkwin Marg shows how the various cultural contexts, the genius loci, different functions, and the particular construction merge to form the aesthetics of a distinctive architecture.
With many plans and color illustrations, this monograph presents all of gmp’s most recent sports stadia, as well as those currently under construction. It also sheds new light on this type of building, with its long tradition reaching back to antiquity.