The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned with the design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.
On 28 November, Meinhard von Gerkan received the 2013 ULI Germany Leadership Award. This award is being given by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Germany for the ninth time, and is intended to recognise personalities in real estate and public service. The award will take place as part of the annual Urban Leader Forum in Berlin.
With their newly designed corporate image, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the Iconic Award which was initiated by the German Design Council. In the Communication category, their corporate design achieved the top “Best of Best” accolade. Furthermore, gmp’s 2012 “Choreography of the Masses” exhibition also received awards – this time from two institutions: in the Architecture category, the exhibition was declared the winner of the Iconic Award; in the Event Design category, the show won the 2013 Red Dot Design Award.
Three stadiums by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) received the most important international architectural awards for sports and leisure buildings. At this year’s IOC/IAKS Awards, the Bao’An Stadium in Shenzhen, China, received a gold medal in the “Major outdoor stadiums” category. The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China won another gold in the “Pools and wellness facilities” category. And the Warsaw National Stadium in Poland received the bronze medal in the “Major outdoor stadiums” category.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners are taking part in the 2013 West Bund biennial festival in Shanghai by entering three of their projects. At their stand they are presenting – in text, image and film – buildings that reflect part of their wide-ranging oeuvre: the Poly Plaza office...
Today, the Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Bavaria is inaugurating its new archive in Nuremberg with a special ceremony. The new building, which was designed by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), took three years to build and is located on a former factory site in the direct vicinity of the existing main building. With 34 kilometres of shelving, the State Church archive now has more than twice the storage space compared to previously and, in addition, accommodates a restoration workshop and enough space for visitor rooms.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) together with Knippers Helbig, Structural Engineers, have won first prize in the limited implementation competition for the new construction of a pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Baakenhafen basin in HafenCity. The jury decided unanimously in favour of the design, which was followed in the ranking by two third places for Ingenhoven Architects, in cooperation with Werner Sobek, and R+ Architects, in cooperation with Dr. Binnewies, Engineering Consultants.
After a construction period of four years, the city of Gelsenkirchen is this weekend celebrating the opening of its new town hall, which was converted to plans by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). In addition to speeches, tours of the premises and other festivities, gmp founding partner Volkwin Marg, town planner Kunibert Wachten and architectural critic Dieter Bartetzko will be talking about this new building on old foundations in a round-table discussion.
The international touring exhibition, “Designing in Dialogue. The architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners”, is hosted by the Chinese National Museum, Beijing, which was converted and extended by gmp Architects. For this purpose, gmp is cooperating with the Chinese architectural magazine UED and Verseidag AG.
In order to provide a new roof to the open ruin of the convent building of the Lindow monastery, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) contribute their experience in the construction of membrane roofs in a pro bono commission.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won first prize in the competition for the extension of Gebr. Heinemann Headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity. The new building designed for the Hamburg-based, tradition-rich trading company impressed the jury as “an independent urban-planning and architectural contribution characterized by timeless, harmoniously self-contained architecture.”
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won first prize in the competition for the design of the Elbbrücken Underground station. The station will be located in the future district of the same name, at the eastern end of Hamburg‘s Hafencity, and will, at least for the time being, be the end station of the recently opened U4 Underground line.
Results of the workshops of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac), which was founded by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), will be exhibited at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center from 11 to 20 April 2013.
With their design for the Tianjin Exhibition Centre, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) won the 1st prize of an international design competition. To win the prize the practice had to prevail against competition from FUKSAS, HHP, NBBJ/BIAD and others.
Outstanding personalities involved in the discussion on museums will each give a lecture at the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac), which was founded by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg; the subject will be the “Museum of the Future”.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) will build the new State Fire Brigade School in Wurzburg. In the summer of 2012, gmp were awarded the contract following a negotiated tendering procedure and the company has now presented its design to Wurzburg’s Commission for Urban Design and Architecture.
As part of the event "The importance of public spaces in urban development", Meinhard von Gerkan will speak on the subject of "the importance of public spaces in urban development".
As part of the Sofia Architecture Week 2012, gmp-Partner Stephan Schütz will talk on the subject "Cultural Buildings - Stages for Urban Life" in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The South Tyrol Architecture Foundation organises regular lectures with well known speakers. On Friday 16 November 2012 Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan will speak on the subject "Architecture: meaning and message".
On Wednesday 14 November 2012, Magdalene Weiss will speak at the international symposium "Design for All – Space Design on Roads" in Seoul, Korea.
On Tuesday 13 November 2012, the "American Jesus Suite" concert will take place at the Berlin office: a composition by Stefan Wurz for Quartet PLUS 1, inspired by Michael Jackson’s pop songs.
The focus of Siegener Bautag 2012 is on exploring the boundaries between construction, technology, economy, ecology and form. Hence the event runs under the motto "To go to the limits…and beyond". As part of the event Prof. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Volkwin Marg will speak on the subject "Architecture as a synthesis of function, construction and interpretation" on Friday 9 November 2012.
Nicolas Pomränke will give the keynote speech on the 5th ForumMIRO in Dresden, Germany. He will speak on the subject "The architect's personal pride determines the character of the building".
gmp-Partner Hubert Nienhoff will be talking on Tuesday 6 November 2012 on the topic "Stadiums for the 2014 FIFA World Cup".
On the 1st of November, the Hanse Viertel arcade in Hamburg celebrates the completion of extensive conversion . Hamburg’s traditional shopping arcade was technically upgraded and brought up to current environmental standards. As part of the press reception, which runs under the slogan "The Hanse-Viertel with a new, vibrant look", Volkwin Marg will give a talk on the architecture and the original design ideas for the shopping arcade.
In the context of the "Sustainability of buildings for mega-events - Transfer of knowledge" conference in Munich (29 to 30 October), Markus Pfisterer (gmp Director) will speak on the subject of "Functionality of mega-event buildings – Examples: FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 and 2012 UEFA European Football Championship".
The exhibition OrgaTec will host high-profile speakers such as Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan. On 23 October 2012 there will be several lectures, one of them a keynote address by Meinhard von Gerkan under the heading "Architecture: meaning and message".
As part of the "Global Economic Symposium (GES)" in Rio de Janeiro, Ralf Amann (Director at gmp) will take part in the round table discussion on the subject "Challenges encountered in the organisation of mega events".
On Thursday 11 October, the "Chamber music with different ensembles" Musitecture concert will take place at Völckersstrasse, Hamburg.
On Friday 28 September 2012, Nicolas Pomränke will take part in the second annual ‘juniors’ conference by the OAV (German Asia-Pacific Business Association) in Berlin and will be moderating the workshop entitled "Asian Megacities – challenges of urbanisation".
On Thursday 20 September 2012, Hubert Nienhoff will give a workshop lecture in Gelsenkirchen as part of the North Rhine-Westphalia VFA group members evening.
Katharina Glös and Rahel Bader come together for this concert and will be presenting 18th century solos and duets in our intimate and stylish setting.
At the 23rd VitrA Project workshop, which takes place on 6 September 2012, Nikolaus Goetze will talk on the subject of "Building in China and elsewhere" under the heading "Expat(riate)s: on building in foreign lands".
On the first day of the conference "SPONSORS Sports Venue Summit", Markus Pfisterer (gmp Director) will speak on the subject "Brazil, Russia, Qatar: can German stadiums be models for large international projects?" as part of the "Sustainability" forum.
The CHINA TIME initiative (9 to 25 August 2012) by the Hamburg Senate showcases, for the fourth time since 2006, Hamburg’s comprehensive expertise as a trading partner with China with about 200 events in the Hamburg region.
As part of the II Syposium "German Desk Latin America", Ralf Amann (Director gmp do Brasil) will speak in Rio de Janeiro about "Infrastructure Projects in Rio de Janeiro". He will talk on the gmp stadia, which are currently on the occasion of the Soccer World Cup 2014 under construction.
The association Architekturpreis Berlin e.V. extends an invitation to a debate on the subject of "What does the future hold for Tegel airport?" at the KutscherHaus, Kurfürstendamm, Berlin on 14 August 2012. Together with other well-known speakers, Stephan Schütz will be discussing the future of Tegel airport.
As part oft he Exhibition "Choreography oft the mass", which will be shown in Berlin from 6 June – 12 August 2012, Hubert Nienhoff will talk on the subject "Expression and Construction".
As part of the specialist conference "Medical facilities of the next generation, 2012" at the Japan Center, Frankfurt, Martin Bleckmann (gmp Director) will speak about the 1st Prize in the "City of Karlsruhe Medical Centre" architectural competition within the "Sustainable and innovative hospital project" theme section.
The "MEXCON 2012 Meeting Experts Conference" – the main professional congress of the Meeting and Events industry – will take place at the ICC Berlin from 18 to 20 June 2012.
As part of the lecture series "At home abroad? Reports from Germany and Brazil", Ralf Amann (gmp Director) will speak at the Goethe Institute in Rio de Janeiro about the stadiums for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
As part of the annual conference organised by Architecture Technique (AT) magazine, Nikolaus Goetze will give a public lecture at Tongji University, Shanghai on Thursday 14 June 2012.
As part oft he Exhibition „Choreography oft the masses", which will be shown in Berlin from 6 June – 12 August 2012, Prof. Dr. Volkwin Marg will talk on the subject "Choreography and Identity".
As part of the "World Stadium Congress 2012" (3 to 7 June 2012) in Doha, Qatar, Martin Glass will speak about stadium projects carried out by gmp.
As part of the "ArchitekTour 2012 – Higher, faster, bigger? - Architecture, sport + entertainment", Hubert Nienhoff will speak about the Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil, on Tuesday 5 June 2012, in Berlin.
At the 35th study conference “Action for a city worth living in”, the discussion will focus on the steps we need to take in order to allow for sustainable urban development that is fit for the future. Johann von Mansberg (gmp Director) will talk on the subject “New values in architecture – three examples from China”.
Johann von Mansberg (gmp Director) has been invited as a guest speaker by the "bridge to the future" in China and, on 15 May, will present outstanding gmp projects in China and Germany.
The exhibition "At ours, next door – Building and living in Altona" presents an important chapter in the urban history of Altona.
Architects gmp are represented at the Stadia Design & Technology Expo 2011 in Los Angeles.
On Thursday 3 May 2012, gmp invites the Boulanger Trio to give a concert which will take place at the Völckersstrasse office in Hamburg.
The poet Heinrich Heine, one of the most important German writers of the 19th century, is the focus of the programme featuring Marianne Kaiser (recitation), Philipp Jekal (baritone) and Thomas Benke (piano). The recital will take place in gmp’s Berlin office.
Markus Pfisterer (Director gmp) will be talking about "Dynamic Facade Lighting of the Arena National Stadium Warsaw". The talk will be part of the "Media Facade Summit" at the Städelschule in Frankfurt.
As part of the "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: Developing country through football" event in Moscow, Hubert Nienhoff will speak on "gmp - Stadia for the FIFA World Cup".
During the "fensterbau frontale 2012" trade exhibition, which takes place in Nuremberg from 21 to 24 March, Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan will talk in the Architect’s Area on the subject of building in China.
On Tuesday 20 March, 2011, Prof. Volkwin Marg will take part in a debate on "Hamburg’s townscape": a debate between Jörn Walter, Volkwin Marg and Till Briegleb.
On Thursday 1 March 2012, Prof. Volkwin Marg will speak on the subject "The Krakow Aviation Museum and the proposal for an aviation and space-travel museum at Tempelhof Airport" as part of the "Berlin hebt ab!" (Berlin takes off) lecture series.
The 13th annual exhibition organised by the Berlin Architects’ Chamber is called "da! Architecture in and from Berlin" and shows a total of 69 projects by Berlin architects. Exhibits include the State Ballet School, Berlin by gmp as well as other exemplary projects.
Paulo Ferreira is a famous young genius who plays the modern bassoon. His style is completely unconventional and he plays this instrument solo with great radiance and virtuosity. An absolute must for those keen on musical exploration!
On Tuesday 21 February 2012 the "Textile Construction" event will take place at the Kutscherhaus, Berlin. The lecture series is organised by "Architekturpreis Berlin e.V".
gmp director, Martin Glass, will speak at the "Membrane constructions for the energy efficiency upgrade of buildings" symposium on the subject “Membrane projects by gmp Architects – experiences and outlook”.
Subject of the round table discussion at the Dresden State Theatre: "Which cities do we want to live in? Historic buildings or contemporary design".
Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan will talk on the subject "China and human rights" as part of the "Crisis dialogue – China, Europe and human rights" panel discussion on 11 January 2012.