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.
On Wednesday 30 November 2011, Magdalene Weiss and Sven Plieninger of schlaich bergermann and partners, will speak at the Tongji University in Shanghai on the subject: "Design Challenge – Sports Stadiums: the Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre".
The imitation of birdsong in music is the theme of this program by Bernadett Mészáros (harpsichord), Julia Krenz (flute), and Anne-Katrin Schenck (soprano).
An architect and a communication designer in dialogue: Hubert Nienhoff and Sibylle Schlaich, Managing Partner at Moniteurs, will speak in Ludwigsburg about the Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg airport.
On Thursday 17 November 2011 the gmp concert with "Swingin’ Words" will take place at the Völckersstrasse office in Hamburg. "Jazz is my voice – the Gershwin Story" – that is the title of the show by Antje Birnbaum, Akos Hoffmann and pianist Nikolai Juretzka, in which the three artists recapture the glorious dance film era of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
On 14 November, Markus Pfisterer will speak at the Design Forum of “ASPIRE4SPORT” on the subject "The vision of developing the next generation of sports arenas and stadiums".
As part of the friendly international footballmatch, Christian Hoffmann (Associate Partner), together with other high ranking representatives from politics and commerce, will participate in a round-table discussion.
As part of a series of events organised by the Russian magazine "Project Baltia", Prof. Volkwin Marg will give a talk on Wednesday, 9 November 2011.
In addition to other well-known speakers, Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan will speak on Friday, 4 November 2011 on the subject ARCHITECTURE.guide.line.
The Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK) presents this year’s German contribution to the 9th International Architecture Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil. 20 projects were selected from over 140 submissions, including the Cape Town Stadium in South Africa.
Hans-Joachim Paap will give a talk at the 2011 AIT Acoustics Symposium in Berlin – "The acoustic quality of rooms – sound design & acoustic finishes". The event has been jointly organised by AIT Magazine and the Fraunhofer Institute for the fifth time.
At the Brazil Forum of the 22nd IAKS Congress, Hubert Nienhoff will speak about "Stadiums for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil".
Olympiastadion Berlin Site Visit with both the stadium Managing Director and Markus Pfisterer (gmp Director) involved in retrofitting.
On 15 October 2011, at the "Zodchestvo" Moscow Architecture Festival, Hubert Nienhoff will speak on the subject "gmp – dialogue-based design: global projects – local identity".
The Art of Building/Architecture departments of the Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg and Munich academies are organising a meeting from 13 to 15 October 2011 to discuss the topic "Town planning in a democracy".
On 11 October 2011, Hans-Joachim Paap will take part in a round table discussion on the post-airport design concept for Tegel Airport. The result of the round table discussion on possible post-airport scenarios will be broadcast on the Inforadio (rbb) programme on Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 11 am.
The "Vision Lounge" talk show lasts one hour and presents visionaries and players from Germany. Prof. Volkwin Marg will talk about visions for the cities of the future and about worldwide projects planned and built by gmp.
The next Musitektur concert takes place on 31st March, with Marie Biermann in concert. She will be singing songs of Brecht and Prévert, Hans Albers and Udo Lindenberg, but above all Biermann songs, rarities familiar to virtually no-on-Hamburg tavern songs.
Markus Pfisterer, gmp Director, will be talking at the "Coliseum SUMMIT 2011 – Sports venues Know-how for the Middle East" in Doha/Qatar about "Cathedrals of Sport".
Markus Pfisterer, Director gmp, will be talking at the "Qatar Construction Summit 20112".
As part of the German-Brazilian Business Fair in Rio de Janeiro, Hubert Nienhoff is taking part in the workshop entitled "Mega events – strengthening cooperation and business opportunities".
At the 2011 German-Brazilian Economic Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Ralf Amann, Diretor gmp do Brasil, will speak at the seminar "Building Culture, Technology, and Sustainability in the Urbanization Process."
Future of the city. Mobility, energy, intelligent networks, ownership vs. access? Dieter Läpple (HCU), Philipp Rode (LSE), and Enno Maass (Managing Director of aac – Academy for Architectural Culture) discuss the future of the city at Kultwerk West in Hamburg.
Hubert Nienhoff is giving a talk at the Sponsors’ Sports Venue Summit 2011
Ralf Amann, Diretor gmp do Brazil, will be speaking about the technical details of stadium construction during the XVI Engineering Weeks at the Bauru Campus of São Paulo State University.
The "Santiago 2041" event will be focussing on sustainable urban development. In this context, Ralf Amann (Diretor gmp do Brasil) will be giving a talk on the subject of future visions for the cities of tomorrow.
Key features of the 15th Project Workshop at the Agrippinawerft in Cologne will be the project report by architect Hubert Nienhoff (gmp partner).
Prof. Volkwin Marg will be speaking on the subject of "Architecture between New and Old" during the specialist conference on Cultural Heritage and Culture Management, which forms part of the supplementary subject of Culture Management at the Christian Albrecht University in Kiel.
This year’s Chamber of Architects’ Open Day is on Saturday 25th June 2011, and once again gmp Berlin is taking part.
On Friday 24th June 2011, Meinhard von Gerkan will be speaking at the 11th edition of the Hamburg International Symposium on Sport and the Economy at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
On 23rd June, one of six one-day lecture events under the banner of "Water World – Maritime Move" series. Along with other speakers from distinguished architectural firms, Volkwin Marg will be speaking on the subject of "Urban Design and the Waterfront – Three Decades of Experiences".
As part of the programme accompanying the exhibition "From Berlin to Brasília – Stadiums by the Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners", Hubert Nienhoff will be talking together with Knut Göppert, schlaich bergermann and partner about "Architects and Engineers in Dialogue".
On Wednesday, 15th June, Prof. Volkwin Marg is giving an introductory talk on the exhibition "From Berlin to Brasília – Stadiums by the Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners" in the Alvar Alto Kulturhaus in Wolfsburg, Germany.
On Tuesday, 31st May 2011, gmp director Martin Glass will be speaking at the Technische Universität Berlin about recent large scale membrane structures.
Berlin Central Station – Europe’s largest train station for long-distance, regional, and local transport - celebrates 5th anniversary on 26th of May.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup championships will be held in Qatar. In this connection, gmp director Markus Pfisterer will speak among other experts on "Stadium and Venue – Design and Development" in Doha/Qatar.
On Wednesday, 18th May, Wu Wei is giving in Beijing a talk on the National Museum of China.
As part of the programme accompanying the Paul Bonatz exhibition, Meinhard von Gerkan will be talking about transport buildings and urban planning in Tübingen.
On Wednesday, 11th May 2011, gmp Partner Nikolaus Goetze will be speaking at the National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE) in Hanoi about the Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners.
On Tuesday, 10th May, Prof. Volkwin Marg is giving a talk on the exhibition "Designing in Dialogue – The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners" at the University Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile.
Following the February concert of "Russian Impressions of the 20th Century" in the Hamburg Musitektur series, the Russian theme continues at the Berlin office on Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 with a recital by young Russian pianist Daniil Danilenko.
On Thursday, 14th April 2011, gmp director Martin Glass will be speaking at an IHK Brazil event about his experiences in Brazil and the current opportunities for business in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup.
The Chinese specialist periodical Area China invites you to the 10th discussion in its series of ‘Area Dialogues’ events at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai, on 30th March 2011. The ‘Beauty of Built Things’ is the theme on this occasion.
Meinhard von Gerkan is giving a talk on the exhibition "Designing in Dialogue – The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners" at the University of Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City .
A major topic of the eco-summit is the city of the future. Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan will present his vision of TXL+ Smart Green City based on Tegel Airport.
Architectureworld is Europe’s biggest architectural get-together. In his talk, Meinhard von Gerkan will be offering a glimpse of his ongoing work at gmp, talking among other things about projects in Germany and in China