With their design for “Haus 24” the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) were able to swing the jury’s vote in their favor. On the site of the NDR (North German Radio station) in Lokstedt the existing ensemble will be extended with a new building that constitutes the first module of the planned extension.
The 2019 autumn workshop of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) focused on the question as to what a design of a temporary home for the Frankfurt Opera could look like. Under the guidance of Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz, the international scholarship students developed designs for a temporary home for the Opera at Bockenheimer Warte which, together with the existing Bockenheimer Depot, could further enhance this area as a cultural hub. The results will be exhibited at the DAM (German Architecture Museum) in Frankfurt from January 24, 2020.
Today, Meinhard von Gerkan, founding partner of gmp, is celebrating his 85th birthday. Starting with the large Berlin Tegel Airport project in the 1960s, von Gerkan has made a significant contribution to architecture in the Federal Republic of Germany. Today, gmp is one of the largest German architectural practices, with an international presence and over 500 employees.
On Thursday, 2nd December 2010, there will be a panel discussion on the quality of the main railway station area in Berlin.
On 29th November, Stephan Schütz will be giving a talk on construction work on existing buildings, as part of the "Weiter BAUEN - Positionen zum Bauen im Bestand" Monday lecture series at the Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
A panel discussion on the subject of “Building in China. What China still wants (or will tolerate)” will be held on 24th November 2010 in connection with the Cities Unknown photo exhibition by HGEsch at the Carlswerk in Cologne.
On 23rd November 2010, Professor Meinhard von Gerkan will be speaking on the subject of “Building for Art”, as part of the TUHH post-graduate lecture series.
From 5th November 2010 to 30th January 2011, architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner are putting on an exhibition about the design and construction of China’s largest maritime museum. The globally active Hamburg architectural firm has come up with an imaginative approach that incorporates the seafaring concept in the new museum structure itself.
This year, for the first time, aac is offering a workshop in Vietnam. The workshop is conducted by the aac, in corporation with the Vietnam Architects Association (VAA).
Taking examples from Cape Town to Brasilia, the exhibition on gmp's most recent sports stadiums at the Architekturmuseum der TU München shows how state-of-the-art technology and the genius loci can best be integrated. Exhibition Duration: 22.4.-20.6.2010