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 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.