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.
On Tuesday, December 10, Nikolaus Goetze will speak at the second congress of the Ho Chi Minh City Architect Association. In his lecture "Designing in Dialogue" he will discuss the importance of dialogic design using the example of numerous projects from the gmp portfolio. The lecture will be followed by a discussion between invited guests and the audience.
Public discussion about the "Stadteingang Elbbrücken" – jury chairman Prof. Kees Christiaanse will present the designs of the three participating teams, including gmp with WES LAndschaftsArchitektur.
On Saturday, Evelyn Pasdzierny of gmp and Andreas Kachel of WES will present the draft for a clearly formulated entrance to the city of Hamburg crossing the Elbe bridges. Three renowned architecture and landscape planning teams had worked on the task.
On Thursday, November 14, gmp partner Nikolaus Goetze and Sven Plieninger of schlaich bergermann partner will speak at the Tongji University in Shanghai. In the joint lecture "Friendship – where nothing is impossible!" they will both present the specific aspects of their co-realized projects.
On Tuesday, November 12, Volkwin Marg will talk about "Bridge Construction Projects and Genius Loci". The lecture series “Bridge Building Culture in Germany” will take place within the framework of the Colloquium on Constructive Engineering.
On Tuesday, November 12, Stephan Schütz will speak at the symposium, “Robust Construction – Illusion or Necessity?” in Munich. Together with Elisabeth Endres, he will discuss the question of how robust an interim building can really be.
At BAU China 2019, Stephan Schütz will give a lecture on renovating existing buildings using German and Chinese examples.
On Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7 pm, gmp and FSB host a film screening of “Years of Construction – Baujahre [2013 – 2018]”, documenting the building process of the Kunsthalle Mannheim. Following the screening, the internationally renowned German film pioneer and illustrator Heinz Emigholz will be present for a discussion with gmp partner Nikolaus Goetze and is happy to answer questions from the audience.
In the lecture series "On the Duty and the Power of Architecture", organized by the Section Architecture of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, international architecture offices present their current work. Volkwin Marg will be a guest on October 22. His lecture and the subsequent discussion with the architectural historian Werner Durth will focus on the changes in building culture and the responsibility of architecture.
As of this year, Tegel Airport is a listed building. On this occasion, the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin and the Architektenkammer Berlin are hosting the event "Jung, aber Denkmal" at the Urania Berlin on Monday, October 21. Stephan Schütz, partner at gmp, will take part in a panel discussion on the monument's future.
On Thursday, October 17, gmp partner Nikolaus Goetze and sbp partner Sven Plieninger will speak at the International Forum Architects Dialogue Structurists, hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering in Beijing.
On October 9, the project MIK e.V. and Verseidag invite you to a discussion with Volkwin Marg about Krefeld and architecture in the Krefeld Pavilion. The Pavillon is a walk-in sculpture by Thomas Schütte, winner of the Biennale Prize, and is a contribution to the nationwide anniversary event Bauhaus 100.
Stephan Schütz speaks at the International Library Summit in Venice on October 4th. The one-day conference is dedicated to the theme "Libraries and Their Architecture in the 21st Century".
At the opening of the exhibition " Stadt, Land, Fluss " on 12 September in Berlin, gmp partner Nikolaus Goetze will speak about the many years of cooperation with the architectural photographer HGEsch. Among the exhibited works are photographic documentations of numerous gmp projects.
On September 6, Christian Hellmund of gmp architects will speak at the lecture evening "Magdeburg - City of Modernism" (in german) about two striking buildings: the Stadthalle, built in 1927, and the Hyparschale by Ulrich Müther. He presents the planning for the renovation and extension of the Stadthalle as well as the planned construction measures on the Hyparschale in the immediate vicinity. Another speaker is the art historian Sabine Ullrich.
On 28 August, Stephan Schütz, Partner at gmp, will give a lecture on the theme of tradition and progress at the "JUNG Architecture Talks" event in Singapur.
On 21 August, Volkwin Marg will be a guest in the Theater Hall of the Alte Molkerei in Worpswede. He is one of five panelists in the discussion, "Concepts of contemporary building and urban planning" - with a focus on specific challenges in the near and long-term future.
On Tuesday, August 20, the DGNB e.V. and the Hamburg Chamber of Architects invite you to the event "Sustainable Building - Towards a New Normal" (in german). As one of the speakers, Urs Wedekind, Associate Director - DGBN Auditor at gmp, will present the German House in Ho Chi Minh City. The practical example shows how certification can help with the planning and construction of a sustainable house for the future.
The aac spring workshop was focused on the Japanische Palais—the last element in Dresden’s museum landscape that still requires refurbishment. Under the guidance of Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz, the students developed designs that open the building towards Neustadt and the River Elbe, and convert the Japanische Palais into a “working collection” in which the general public is involved in the process of artistic creation. From August 15 the results will be shown in an exhibition in Dresden.
The 14th edition of the JUNG Architecture Talks in Freiburg on 11 July, 2019 is devoted to the topic "Modular + Serious". Bernd Gossmann, associate partner at gmp, is part of the panel and will talk about his experiences with the planning of a temporary school building in modular timber construction in Frankfurt's Westend.
Volkwin Marg speaks at the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg on Tuesday evening. In his lecture he discussed the opportunities and challenges of his work.
On Friday, 28 June 2019, the exhibition “Architecture x Fashion - A Dialogue” will open as part of Hamburg's Architecture Summer 2019. This exhibition runs until 12 July, 2019.
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On Thursday, 2 May 2019, the "DAM Preis 2019" exhibition by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum will open at the Zentrum für Baukultur Sachsen (ZfBK) in Dresden.
Stephan Schütz will be guest at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin tomorrow evening. In a talk with Claudia Wessling, Head of Publications at MERICS, he shares experiences from 20 years of building in China.
As part of the upcoming aac spring workshop, Prof. José Gutierrez Marquez, co-founder of the architecture studio Bruno Fioretti Marquez (Berlin), will give a talk on "Palimpsest" on 27 March at 7 pm. The event is free of charge. Pre-registration is kindly requested.
Architect Antonio Cruz, co-founder of Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, is giving a talk on 21 March as part of the upcoming aac spring workshop "Japanisches Palais. The Art Cabinet as a Working Collection" in Hamburg. One of the topics addressed during his lecture will be the project New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
On 21 March at 7 pm, Prof. Dr.-Ing. h.c. HG Merz, founder and Managing Director of hg merz architects (Stuttgart), will open the lecture series of this year's aac spring workshop "Japanisches Palais. The Art Cabinet as a Working Collection" under the guidance of Meinhard von Gerkan and
Stephan Schütz. The event is free of charge. Pre-registration is kindly requested.
On 4 February, Volkwin Marg will speak at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce about gmp construction projects in Kazakhstan and China at the event The New Silk Road. Among the further guests of the meeting rank Professor Dr. Karl Pilny, Folker Hellmeyer, Professor Dr. Joachim Nagel, Hendrik Wehlen and Alen Jangozin.
In his 30-minute lecture, Volkmar Sievers introduces the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the headquarters of the Hengdian Group in Hangzhou, as well as the door handle that was used in both projects.