After a construction period of about two-and-a-half years, the new building of Kunsthalle Mannheim will be handed over to the city and its citizens on 18 December 2017. The design by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) is for one of the currently largest museum buildings in Germany which, with its unmistakable appearance, confidently stands amongst the neighboring buildings.
In the Heidestrasse precinct within the new Europacity district near Berlin’s central station, mixed-use areas MI 1 and 2 will be built by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The two city blocks frame Nordhafenplatz, the square at Nordhafen (north harbor) that will form the urban center of the emerging neighborhood.
The school building of the new Cultural and Educational Centre in Alsdorf has been completed to designs by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The building consists of two mirrored horseshoe-shaped tracts, and combines a grammar school and a secondary school under one roof.
Rostock will soon have a new entrance to the city, built according to a design by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). After having selected three submissions to the open international competition “Stadteingang Slüterstraße” for further development, gmp has now been officially commissioned.
The new building for the extension of Gyula-Trebitsch school to the design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) has been completed. During a festive ceremony, the building was officially handed over to Hamburg’s school senator, Ties Rabe, on 14 September; this means that, after the architects had won the competition in 2014, they were able to complete the project earlier than originally planned and within budget.
This year’s autumn workshop of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) was led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. h. c. Volkwin Marg and Dipl.-Ing. Hubert Nienhoff. From September 4th to 29th, scholarship students addressed ways to integrate the grounds of Iran’s first airport, the former Ghale Morghi military airport, into the urban life of the capital city of Tehran.
The new office tower of the HNA Group designed by the architects’ practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) occupies a prominent position and – via a glazed joint in the building – provides views from inside out and outside in, with a terraced water landscape continuing the theme on the outside. Located at the banks of the Huangpu River, the new office tower of the Chinese HNA Group, which focuses mainly on air traffic and tourism, provides a fantastic view.
On September 4th, the autumn workshop of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) was launched. Under
the title „Tehran Garden City: Designs for a New Civic Center - Shaping Public Life on the City‘s Former Airport
Area“, the participants are working out drafts for the conversion of Iran‘s first airport in its capital Tehran.
The design by gmp architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners with Patrik Dierks Architects has won the private consultants’ competition for the redesign of Hörnum harbor. The cooperation between the architects is based on a long-standing friendly connection, and brings together competence in design and subject-specific experience. Their winning contribution is based on retaining and optimizing the existing commercial functions of the harbor at the southern point of the German island Sylt, and on expanding these with new areas for tourism, retail, and gastronomy.
Once again, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have designed characteristic facades for several production halls in the newly-founded city of Lingang near Shanghai. In doing so, the practice has demonstrated that, in future, industrial buildings in China will not be reduced to purely cost-optimized and utilitarian buildings.
In 2015, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) were able to win the competition for the construction of the China UnionPay Tower in Shanghai. Now the practice has been commissioned to design the 150 meter high building which, with its vertically structured glass facade, opens up to the surroundings and offers an impressive view across the former Expo area and the banks of the Huangpu River.
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.
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.