On December 6, 2018, Volkwin Marg together with the gmp team received the awards from the Association of German Architects (BDA) during an official awards ceremony. In addition to a 1st prize for the office building project at Hamburg’s HafenCity, the Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) received a 3rd prize for the Gyula-Trebitsch School in Hamburg-Tonndorf, as well as a special mention for the garden pavilion building housing a library.
On December 6, 2018, the new Elbbrücken Underground station of the U4 line will be ceremonially opened. The station was designed by gmp in cooperation with the structural engineers schlaich bergermann partner (sbp). Located at the Elbbrücken bridges at the end of the new HafenCity district, the Underground station with its conspicuous roof construction is a milestone in the development of HafenCity. From December 7, 2018, all visitors to HafenCity can, for the first time, arrive at the new stop and view the growing HafenCity vista from the platform at the Elbe River.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) produced a town-planning design for the precinct of Deutsche Linoleum-Werke (DLW) in Bietigheim-Bissingen, which nestles into the grown urban structure and combines new forms of living and working with conventional typologies. The idea is to create owner-occupied homes, affordable housing for rent, as well as special forms of housing such as living/working accommodation, studios, and small apartments. The concept includes longish building blocks along the railway tracks and the main road that screen the new quarter from the considerable noise from these sources.
In the Chinese metropolis Shanghai, another project for the Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Development Corp. has been completed to a design by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp). Influenced by the specific conditions of the place, the dynamic of the passing traffic, the crisscrossing pathways and visual relationships, the building symbolically contributes to the urban development of this originally industrial part of the city. Xinzhou Plaza has been conceived as a prismatic glass volume bearing on monumental pilotis—a building with an experimental character that makes its architectural mark.
The Binhai Cultural Center at Tianjin, the metropolis in the east of China, which includes five cultural buildings by international architects, has been created to a masterplan by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). With the concept of a roofed-over cultural concourse, gmp has created a specific typology for this unique project. The inverted umbrella-like structures are a distinct architectural element and unify the art and cultural buildings that were designed by different architectural practices.
The Guangxi Culture & Art Center in the Nanning metropolis in southern China has been ceremonially opened. Following the completion of similar projects in Tianjin, Chongqing und Qingdao, this is the fourth grand theater to be completed by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) in China. Nanning, the capital of Guangxi province, now has the benefit of this type of venue which, with its wide-ranging cultural events program, is very popular in China and thus adds to the city’s attractiveness. Following the completion of Nanning’s trade exhibition and conference center, this is gmp’s second building for the city that adds its distinct appearance to the city’s skyline.
The new facade by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp) imparts a lightness and a sculptural effect to the modernized hotel tower, which can be seen from afar. Its angled vertical elements and the alternating closed and glazed panels create a play of light and shadow. Horizontal ledges are inserted every two stories, thus creating a calm facade geometry with balanced proportions. In addition to the external envelope, gmp designed the multifunctional “Glasshouse” to add a venue with a special atmosphere to the hotel complex.
The Greenland Towers soar 284 meters into the sky above Zhengzhou metropolis in eastern China. The sil- houettes of the towers are characterized by the sky lobbies, recesses that are inserted offset at various levels. Designed as public spaces in the vertical, the sky lobbies are prestigious amenity areas for the offices, providing the unusual experience of being able to enjoy an outside terrace at a height of up to 240 meters. In total, the Greenland Central Plaza complex, which was built to plans by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), comprises about 746,000 square meters of gross floor area.
The Deutsche Theater in Berlin has put its new Rehearsal Stage Center into operation. The new building designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners fits snugly into the courtyard of the theater and respectfully complements the adjoining listed buildings. In spite of its slender exterior appearance, the build- ing accommodates three rehearsal stages in the exact dimensions of the original stages in the main theater. For the first time, the rehearsals of the DT can take place at one central location, thereby optimizing the logistical processes in the various workshops.
Besides the venues for this year’s World Cup, Krasnodar Stadium is one of the newest stadium buildings in Russia. In dialogue with the client, gmp ∙ Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners have developed the building from the urban design aspects through to the last detail, throughout the design and construction period. The result is a high-quality football arena to UEFA guidelines that provides a unique experience to spectators: whereas from the outside there is a reference to the amphitheater of antiquity as the generic type of venue for all modern stadiums, on the inside the world’s first 360 degree screen of its kind offers new opportunities for media display.
Subsequent to the new building of the Kunsthalle Mannheim being handed over to the city and its citizens in an official ceremony at the end of 2017, a three-day grand opening follows at the beginning of June. With the artworks, which have moved into the various exhibition areas of the old and new buildings during the last months, the intended coexistence of art, architecture, and urban landscape can be experienced as designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners.
Last weekend, the Baaken Park in HafenCity was officially opened with a two-day opening fair. For the first time, numerous visitors used the new Baakenhafenbrücke to reach the park. The slender steel construction is the result of a competition initiated by the HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, which was won in 2013 by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) in cooperation with structural engineers Knippers Helbig from Stuttgart.
By 2020, an innovation campus with offices and laboratories for young companies in the high-tech field will be developed in Suzhou, the eastern Chinese metropolis. The total of 330,000 square meters of gross floor area is provided in five building clusters of different sizes, which are arranged offset from each other around a park and lake landscape. In the spring of 2018, the design by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and WES landscape architects won first prize in the competition for the project.
From 2020, the Gasteig Cultural Centre in Munich will move to an interim location in Munich Sendling for the five year refurbishment period. As a result of a two-stage negotiated procedure, gmp has been commissioned to design the new temporary concert hall and the conversion of the adjoining hall E. The practice’s design combines an effective, sustainable, modular building method with the requirements of an acoustically sophisticated concert hall for the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and many other artists and guest orchestras.
In the cultural and recreational park in Chorzów, Poland, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have converted the Śląski stadium. Yesterday it has been officially inaugurated by a friendly match: On Tuesday, March 27, the Polish national squad played against Southkorea’s national team. With the completion of the venue the Silesian province has been given a new sports venue for track and field competitions to international standard.
The foundation stone ceremony for the new head office of the online trader Jingdong (JD.com) took place at Chengdu, the commercial metropolis in western China, at the end of 2017. The building was designed by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), who won the international competition in the previous year.
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