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.
The Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg invited Volkwin Marg to give a lecture at the Kunsthalle Göppingen. The title of the presentation is "Architektur als Synthese. Funktion - Konstruktion - Deutung".
At the next Round Table meeting of the Central Institute for Art History (ZI) in Munich, Meinhard von Gerkan will meet Uta Hassler, Alina Payne, Werner Sobek and Wolf Tegethoff (ZI) for a discussion this Friday 12 July at 17:00 hours. The subject will be “The ubiquity of architecture”.
As part of the event “Art Basel – Art and Architecture” on 24 May Stephan Schütz will give a lecture on „Building Asia's New Museums”.
Meinhard von Gerkan will give a speech at the spring reception of the Berlin branch of the BDA at Tegel airport. In addition, he will be discussing his work and architecture in general with the architectural critic Falk Jaeger.
As part of the event „Hamburger Bautag“, Meinhard von Gerkan will give a public talk entitled „Sinn als Credo der Architektur“ (“Architecture: meaning and message“) on 19 February 2013.
As part of the 7th Building Forum organised by VHV Insurance, Meinhard von Gerkan will give a public talk entitled “Sinn als Credo der Architektur“ („Architecture: meaning and message”) on 5 February 2013.
Martin Glass, gmp architect, will speak at the BAU 2013, the world-leading trade exhibition for architecture, materials and systems, on the subject of "Innovative designs and sustainable concepts for future sports venues" under the general heading of "Stadiums boosting export – Vorsprung durch Technik. For the love of the game".
On Tuesday 15 January 2013, a concert will take place in the Berlin office entitled "In the olden days, it was…just like today". TRIO OHRENSCHMALZ has been making music in the style of the 1920s since 2003. Julius, Angelika and Stefan themselves are in their twenties, "from head to toe", as they sing.