On the occasion of Prof. Eckhard Gerber’s 85th birthday, a celebration took place at the Baukunstarchiv NRW. In the past more than 50 years, Gerber has realised more than 300 projects as an architect and landscape architect – and at the same time developed the architectural office founded in 1966 as a two-man start-up into a company with 340 employees in Germany, China and Saudi Arabia. The conceptual approach of his work is always characterised by a holistic vision and a sense of sustainability, emphasised the numerous speakers. Prof. Gerber was also awarded honorary membership of the Sponsoring association of the Baukunstarchiv North-Rhine-Westphalia for his special commitment to the preservation and conversion of the former Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund. Susanne Wartzeck, President of the BDA, paid particular tribute to Gerber’s responsible planning and actions in the face of the social and ecological challenges of contemporary architecture.

(from left to right: Chairman of the Sponsoring association of the Baukunstarchiv North Rhine-Westphalia Prof. Dr. Franz Pesch, BDA President Susanne Wartzeck, AKNW President Ernst Uhing, Prof. Eckhard Gerber, Managing Director Autobahn GmbH des Bundes Gunther Adler, Scientific Director BKA NRW Prof. Wolfgang Sonne)