The workshop procedure for the development of microapartments on one of the last open spaces in the ‘Dortmunder U-Viertel’ has been decided, Gerber Architects are awarded 2nd prize for their design. On the site of the former Union Brewery in Dortmund, the penultimate undeveloped property is available for the development of micro-apartments and student residences with a gross floor area of approx. 16,600 m². The aim of the new building is to continue the character of the entire area with the revitalised, historic Dortmunder U, today’s “Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität” together with the two vocational colleges and to integrate the existing open space with a corresponding building ensemble. For this purpose, a 2-storey building in the form of a main road is proposed, over which 4 building blocks slightly protrude to the north. These develop with different projectiles in slightly bent form to the south. The main road follows the existing topography and accommodates common uses for the students such as seminar rooms, (group) work areas, communication areas as well as letter boxes and the vertical development of the 4 building blocks above. The ground floor of the eastern wing will house public areas such as a kiosk, cafeteria or restaurant, and the adjacent square towards the U-tower will offer outdoor seating. Due to the urban requirement to create a green area between the vocational colleges and the new building, a sculpture and art park is proposed here, which offers visitors as well as residents of the microapartments a green place to stay and also an area for cultural events.

The completion for the renovation and expansion of the Staatlichen Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe is finished: Gerber Architects received recognition for the their design in the split competition. Centrepiece of the design is a clear, minimised archetypal new building, which newly defines the existing patio with a light room and airspace joint, thus offering the possibility to use the space as a light, clear and central room of encounter. All competition works are on display from 17th March to 27th May 2018 during the opening times of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe.

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The housing estate at Bremer Straße in Hamburg-Harburg shall be expanded with a characteristic ensemble of modern residential buildings and at the same time upgrade the entance area of the Harburg city. The result of the survey report is settled and Gerber Architects are pleased about the award in this split competition. The design proposes to expand the estate by three new modules with unified form and materiality, which adapt exact and coherent to the existing protected building ensembles form the 1920’s. The homogeneous roof landscape with roofs with differing slopes conveys between the varying numbers of storeys of the existing buildings and suggests the viewer a series of many individual town houses.

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In the competition proceedings of the two parts “New construction of office building” and “new construction of a multi-Storey car park” in Unna Gerber Architekten have been awarded for both projects with recognition. The central design idea for both projects has been to strengthen the complete station area as entrance into the city and by building two solitary buildings to condense the urban appearance to create a representative complete ensemble

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Now we have got the official confirmation: In the competition for the „Hainan BOAO Bio-Medical Regeneration Clinic and Research Center“, Gerber Architekten have been awarded the first prize. On the island of Hainan in the South China Sea a medical center including a stem cell research center will be built on an resort of about 90.000 m². This unique combination of medical specialist departments, which work on the highest level and institutions, equipped with highest comfort, serve the recreation and regeneration and will be situated around a generously designed lake.

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Gerber Architekten have been awarded with the contract of the negotiation procedure “Klink am Hellweg – conversion and extension of Haus Rosenau”. The clinic am Hellweg is situated at the central “Sälzer Platz” and verges on the pedestrian zone with numerous shopping facilities and the spacious spa gardens of Bad Sassendorf. With the extension and restructuring of the existing building “Haus Rosenau” the connection to the therapeutic health resort is improved and a visual unity with the health clinic is created.

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The decision about the construction project ” Wohnen am Nikolausberger Weg “ in Göttingen is made: Gerber Architekten was awarded with the first prize in the open two-phase competition. On the site of 13.670 qm, 80 new residential units in different sizes shall be built. Our draft shows an urban figure of 6 point houses, which react with a compatibly proximity appropriately reserved to the surroundings. It mediates between the small-scale detached houses in the south and the large-size multi-storey residential construction in the north. The freely positioned buildings adapt sensitive to the existing topography and the surrounding landscape zone, thus creating an own space structure of private plateau gardens, semi-public ways, green areas and public playgrounds in an exquisite exterior space.

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Gerber Architekten have won the competition for a 170,000 m2 building complex which is to be built in Stuttgart-Vaihingen for the Allianz Group. The new company headquarters should be completed by 2022, providing space for about 4,500 staff. The five buildings of the new Allianz complex are grouped around a new public space along the edge of an existing street. The public space contains an old oak tree as a living monument to mark the new urban context. A central entrance hall at ground level links three of the buildings including the single tower which signals the main entrance and defines the new public space. The two other buildings have separate entrances and can thus function independently. The basement level contains shared functions, including canteens, event and sports areas, and connects all the individual buildings to form a single functional unit and provide optimal communication. The open spaces of the Allianz site provide public access to the nearby Dürrlewangwald recreation area. In this way the Allianz can be presented as an “open” company to the general public.

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