The Olympic Sports Center in Suzhou, built to a design by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), has now opened. In a 47 hectare publicly accessible landscape park, a stadium, training and leisure pool, indoor arena, shopping center and extensive sports facilities for the surrounding residential areas have been completed. For the very first time in China, a single-skin cable network roof construction has been used to cover the large sports buildings. With their curved roofs, the buildings form a distinct ensemble and a new center of that part of the city.
The new Chinese year "Ben Ming Nian" is dedicated to the pig.
Diligence, compassion, generousity and devotion characterize a person born with this zodiac sign.
Regardless of the year in which you are born, we wish you all the best for the next 365 days!
With the DAM Preis 2019 for architecture in Germany, the jury showed its appreciation for the reconstruction of an outstanding building in the Moderne style of the GDR in line with conservation principles and praised the new concept by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The converted building is home to the new concert hall for the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others, the new central library, and the “Herkuleskeule” cabaret venue. Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz, together with Nicolas Pomränke and Christian Hellmund, will receive the award from the German Museum of Architecture (DAM) at the awards ceremony on January 25, 2019 in Frankfurt.
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.
In his lecture, gmp founding partner Meinhard von Gerkan is providing a look behind the scenes of his architectural project as well as the philosophy that has shaped his work since the beginning.
Markus Pfisterer and Bernd Gossmann will present the school campus Miquelallee Frankfurt am Main, designed in modular timber construction, on the second day of SCHULBAU.
On the occasion of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Christian Hellmund presents the Magdeburger Stadthalle at the theme evening of Saxony-Anhalt's Chamber of Architects.
In the context of his "Li Dehua & Luo Xiaowei Guest Professorship" Nikolaus Goetze deals in this lecture with gmp projects in Germany - from door handles to airports.
On 7 November, Nicolas Pomränke, associate partner at gmp, will give a lecture as part of the lecture series "Bauen im Kontext" at hochschule 21 in Buxtehude.
On November 2, Johann von Mansberg, Director at gmp, will give a lecture at the FENESTRATION BAU China 2018 trade fair workshop in Beijing on the sustainability aspect of prefabricated buildings.
On Friday, 2 November, Stephan Rewolle, associat partner at gmp, will give a lecture at the FENESTRATION BAU China 2018 trade fair, adressing the question of how high-quality working environments can be created in industrial areas.
On Wednesday, 24 October, gmp partner Nikolaus Goetze will give a lecture on mobility as part of the Master in Design Engineering program, a collaborative degree program between the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
In the winter semester 2018/2019 Nikolaus Goetze will take over the "Li Dehua & Luo Xiaowei Guest Professorship" as the Chair of Architectural Design at Tongji University in Shanghai. In his inaugural lecture on 10 October, he dealt with how museums can be designed in the future.
Every year, the international real estate industry meets in Munich: gmp will also be present at Expo Real, which takes place from 8 to 10 October 2018. For a personal appointment, contacts from the Hamburg and Berlin offices will be available in Hall B2, Stand 430 on both days of the fair.
When the 13th International Conference on Advanced Building Skins takes place in Bern (Switzerland) on 1 and 2 October, gmp will also be represented: Urs Wedekind, Associate Director at gmp, will talk about "Facade design in foreign markets - First double skin facade in Vietnam" at 10:45 am on 2 October.
“Contraction and Relaxation – New Spatial Concepts for Headquarters Architecture” – that is the title of the lecture on 27th September by gmp partner Stephan Schütz on the occasion of the 2nd Super Tall Building Industry International Summit, which is scheduled to be held on 27-28 September in Shenzhen, China.
The sixth edition of DETAIL's lecture series, "The Future of Building", on 20 September in Munich will focus on modular building. In his lecture at the symposium, Dipl.-Ing architect Christian Hellmund, Director at gmp, will talk about the Gasteig Interim, for which gmp has recently been awarded the contract.
On 13. September, Sara Taberner Bonastre (gmp) will be part of at the VII. Latin American Symposium on Tensile Architecture in the capital of Peru. Her presentation will showcase relevant projects from the gmp portfolio.
On 6 September, the 10th "Stiebel-Eltron Dialogue on the Evolution of Architecture" will take place in the space of BER Airport, at which Hans-Joachim Paap will give a lecture on the topic “Energy Efficiency in Transportation Structures - Demands and Reality”.
The project Deutsches Haus by gmp in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is the first DGNB-certified building in Vietnam. In a lecture by gmp partner Nikolaus Geotze next Saturday and a photo exhibition during the Vietnam Energy Efficiency Building Week 2018 taking place from 25 August to 1 September at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, visitors can learn more about the building.
Under the headline "Building Bridges - Brücken bauen ", experts from all over the world will meet from 26 to 28 June for the International Baukultur Days 2018 in Venice. Markus Pfisterer, Associate Partner at gmp, will be presenting bridge constructions from the gmp portfolio in a Pecha Kucha format as part of closing panel on 27 June.
The recently reopened Kunsthalle Mannheim considers itself as a "museum in motion". The new building is conceived as a 'city in the city'. On the occasion of the synposium "The Museum of the Future", gmp partner Nikolaus Goetze will be giving a tour of the house on 21 June, explaining the architecture, together with the team of the Kunsthalle Mannheim.
On 14 June, Nicolas Pomränke, associate partner of gmp, will be part of the "Architecture and Acoustics" conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. His contribution focuses on the relationship between architectural appearance and the acoustic demands of a building based on the examples of the Kulturpalast Dresden, Neues Tempodrom Berlin and Qingdao Grand Theater (China).
SOHO Fuxing Plaza (Shanghai, China) by gmp was announced recently by CTBUH as a Finalist project for the Tall + Urban Innovation Conference Awards, in the category of Urban Habitat. Stephan Rewolle, associate partner of gmp, will give a presentation together with the director of design from SOHO China, Yang Yicheng, on the conference in Chicago on May 31st.
Magdalene Weiss, assoziierte Partnerin bei gmp, ist Teil des Panels beim International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development in Shanghai, welches am 15. Mai in den Räumlichkeiten der Tongji Universität in Shanghai stattfindet.
Markus Pfisterer, associate partner at gmp, will be speaking at the World Stadium Congress 2018 in Amsterdam, taking place from 7-9 May. The monumental stadium project by gmp in Krasnodar, Russia will be the focus of various panel discussions with other high profile speakers of the international architecture scene.
"Can architecture heal?" This question is the subject of a new exhibitionat the AIT-Architektursalon Hamburg from 9 to 31 May 2018, showing buildings from the fields of health, nursing, teaching, and research. The book "Healing Architecture" of the same name will be presented at the vernissage on 8 May, where gmp founding partner Volkwin Marg will be speaking about international projects by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects.
The reconstruction of the Kulturpalast Dresden will soon be celebrating its first anniversary. In recognition thereof, the Industrieclub Sachsen has invited the gmp founding partner Meinhard von Gerkan to give a lecture on 24th April providing a look behind the scenes of this architectural project as well as the philosophy that has shaped his work since the beginning.
Smart Cities, innovative forms of mobility and the challenges of city planning in the future – these are the topics of the third edition of IGSI UrbanLab from 23 to 27 April in Berlin, which has extended an invitation to international experts. Once again, gmp is part of this conference, which provides a knowledge transfer and networking opportunities, especially between Germany and India.
In a lecture on 3 April at “The 14th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo”, Wu Wei talks about Architecture and Sustainability. A number of projects are taken as example for the approach of gmp relating to the subject matter.
On Friday, (30 March) the NDR will be broadcasting a new episode of “Nordtour”, including a feature with Volkwin Marg. Theme of the program is “Zurück in die 80er in Hamburg”.
Magdalene Weiss, Associate Partner at gmp, will be speaking at the “2018 complicated façade innovative design and construction“ conference in Shanghai. Other high profile speakers of the international architecture scene participating at the event are, among others, Peng Huijun (Norman Foster) and Zhu Yue (SOM).
As part of the Day of Action Communicating Architecture at Bücherbogen in Berlin on 14 March at 6 pm, the topic of brutalism and post-war modernism will be discussed in a panel debate. Participating in the panel discussion is gmp partner Stephan Schütz, who will be speaking about the Kulturpalast Dresden in a separate lecture beforehand.
At the symposium on building technology on 5 March 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, it is all about the exchange of practical experience: By invitation of academy members Stefan Polónyi and Klaus Bolling, gmp’s founding partner Volkwin Marg will report on the construction planning processes during major projects.
What does a good school building have to fulfill? The participants of the architects‘ slam will be asked about this question on 7 February as part of the trade fair SCHULBAU 2018 at the Hamburg Cruise Center Altona. The gmp architect Robert Friedrichs will illustrate his recent experience in the planning of a new building for the Gyula Trebitsch School in Hamburg-Tonndorf.
The term "Baukultur" (building culture) becomes the central concept of the discussion: On 1 February, starting at 6.30 pm, at the 13th edition of the JUNG Architekturgespräche in Munich, well-known speakers from the architecture scene will focus on the question of creating a livable environment. Among them is also Stephan Schütz, partner at gmp. A subsequent get-together invites you to a professional exchange.
In the last two decades a number of industrial architecture projects have been realized by gmp in China. They all are creating a whole new character for landscapes and urban areas. With the title “Industrial Buildings in an Urban Context”, a new publication impressively illustrates this approach. The book launch on 26 January in Shanghai is accompanied by an exhibition, featuring the esthetics and functional design in architecture and fashion.
As part of a lecture at the NORDAKADEMIE, Hochschule der Wirtschaft in Elmshorn, Volkwin Marg will speak about the "Choreography of the Masses" on 25 January, starting at 5.30 pm. Thus, the gmp founding partner and architect of significant, international stadiums reflects on these from the fields of politics and business.
A review on Berlin after the fall of the wall: On 24 January at 8 pm, the Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin presents Hubert Siegert’s documentary film “Berlin Babylon” as a digital premiere. Following the screening, Siegert will host a discussion with the film’s protagonists, and dominant players in Berlin’s urban redevelopment Meinhard von Gerkan and Hans Stimmann.
Nikolaus Goetze will illuminate contemporary architecture in Vietnam in the mirror of tradition and present on 24 January 2018. The lecture by gmp partner and manager of the offices Hamburg-Elbchaussee, Shanghai and Hanoi is part of a guest lecture for the Institute for Industrial Construction and Constructive Design of the Technical University Braunschweig, and will take place in the Architekturpavillon.
The KAP Forum in Cologne dedicates an "evening about architecture and life" to Volkwin Marg. On 23 January, at 7 pm, the gmp founding partner will speak about his multifaceted oeuvre. Andreas Grosz, curator and director of the KAP Forum, and the journalist Dr. Oliver Herwig will pose the question, which milestones have played a special role in Volkwin Marg’s work. The event is already fully booked.
The Roundtable of the Urban Land Institute Switzerland on 16 January at the Zurich airport focuses on the development of AiportCities. Hans-Joachim Paap, associate partner at gmp, will be explaining in this context the challenges of large-scale projects. Using the example of the airport BER project, of which he was in charge for many years, he will be giving insights into the processes behind the scenes.
The Hamburger Denkmalverein extended an invitation for a discovery tour through the Hanseviertel, Hamburg’s first shopping passage entirely made of brick. The response has been great: The two guided tours on 12th January, followed by a lecture by Volkwin Marg, are fully booked. There, the gmp founding partner and architect of the Hanseviertel will be providing insights into its design history.
"The future of a residential high-rise?" – that is the title of this year's Bauwelt Congress. It will take place from 7 to 8 December in Berlin. gmp partner Stephan Schütz will also participate in the debate on the design of future high-rise buildings in urban spaces. In his lecture on 8 December at 10 am, Schütz will compare international examples with housing estates in Berlin.
The Heinze ArchitekTOUR Congress will be taking place in Berlin on 22 and 23 November. At the STATION Berlin, complemented by a product exhibition by leading manufacturers, a varied program of lectures will be presented, involving both industry experts and newcomers. The gmp founding partner Meinhard von Gerkan be participating as well; in his lecture on Thursday, 23 November, from 5 to 6 pm he will be presenting selected projects from his oeuvre.
From 8 to 10 November 2017, the trade fair FENESTRATION BAU China will take place in Shanghai. As the largest business platform in Asia, renowned exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting materials and services related to building again this year. The program is supplemented by numerous lectures. Within this framework, gmp partner Stephan Schütz will also be talking about "Flowing Spaces" by showing three gmp projects.
Design, culture and art are major topics in the Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou – and they also have an influence on the urban development. It will be discussed at the first edition of the “Guangzhou International Design Forum” from 9 to 10 November 2017: In addition to other international guests, gmp founding partner Meinhard von Gerkan is invited to hold a lecture.
The lecture series "Comparative Study on Architecture in China and Germany" is a solid element in the semester program at Tongji University in Shanghai. In this context, gmp partner Nikolaus Goetze will be reporting on his architectural experience as guest speaker on 8 November, focusing on the opportunities for the future of large cities.
Facades, technology and sustainable construction will be the main topic of this year's edition of the architectureworld trade fair on the 8th and 9th of November 2017 in the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord. The accompanying congress will be showing forward-looking works from architecture and urban development. In a lecture, gmp founding partner Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volkwin Marg will highlight selected projects from his multi-faceted oeuvre.
The eighth edition of the Warsaw Architecture Conversations is defined by a three-pronged theme. On Friday, 13th October 2017, from 3 to 7 pm, the focus is on "Competition – Masterplan – Design Standards". Markus Pfisterer, Associate Partner at gmp, will be talking about the architectural competition and its specific variations using examples from the gmp portfolio.
Hamburg‘s „Freunde der Kunsthalle“ meet Volkwin Marg for an architect talk. On 26th September, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, at Campus Rainvilleterrasse in Hamburg, the gmp founding partner will outline the history of the successful architects’ practice and will explain its concept of architecture through selected projects – his passion for stadium construction plays a major role.