Gerber Architekten is pleased to have received the 2nd place in the architecture competition about the new building of the „German School of Borromeans in Alexandria“ (DSBA), which was organized by the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning.

The design, created by our team in Hamburg, suggests three school buildings and one building for the gym hall. Together those form a strong ensemble of architectural structures with an attractive atmosphere and clearly marked outdoor spaces.


Gerber Architekten has been awarded first prize during contract tendering to build the new Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg (HI ERN) for Renewable Energy Production. The design suggests a compact building where the space for the physics and chemistry laboratories are connected. The laboratory areas as well as the u-shaped science offices, which are directly attached to the laboratories, create space for communication and interdisciplinary exchange.

The HI-ERN is a branch of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. The institute’s mission is to expand research on renewable energy to support the transformation of the energy sector, focusing on printable photovoltaics and innovative methods for chemical energy storage.

Gerber Architekten is one of the ten finalists in the competition about the Metro Station Terekhovo in Moskow. Out of 121 designs from 16 countries, the judges chose the ten best ideas which are currently developed in detail. In January 2016 the winner will be pronounced.

The concept by Gerber Architekten is inspired by the particular natural surroundings of the site. The Suvorovsky and Filyovsky Park and the Moscow river are the main reference and are evoked both on the design of the Ground floor entrances to the station as well as on the internal feature wall. Its printed acrylic panels lit from behind, radiate a warm and natural light and alternate with steel plates evoking a walk through the forest.

See more information on the competition and the finalist and the preliminary concepts.

In Würzburg in the former area of Leighton Barracks, which used to be a military area by the US army, a new neighbourhood is being established. In the course of the development of this new district a competiton for the design of a residential estate and a hotel was tendered. Gerber Architekten has been awarded first prize and are contracted by the developers, FAK GmbH & Co. KG, to project six buildings with about 100 flats.

Having succesfully finished the first phase of the competition about the new building for the Katholische Stiftungsfachhochschule München, University of Applied Sciences (KSFH), Gerber Architekten gained an acknowledgement in the second phase.

Considering the limited amount of space that is available for the Katholische Stiftungsfachhochschule and also considering the restoration effort, a new building seemed like the right solution. The judges of the two phase architectural design competition agreed in their meeting at the beginning of October, to hand out two first places, a second place and two acknowledgements.

The design by Gerber Architekten divides the different hotel functions between separate building elements which merge at their interface to become one sculptural unit. The interlinked orthogonal volumes create an urbane, free-standing building with carefully considered, space-defining edges. The resulting form addresses the Promenadenring of Leipzig and, by deliberately drawing back from the site boundary, provides additional public external spaces.

The outer appearance of the hotel is influenced by the façade of the listed main station building. The vertical emphasis of the composition of the facade and the use of natural stone are picked up and transformed into a contemporary design.

The new centre, which is located on the Freie Universität campus for veterinary medicine in Berlin-Düppel, should help cope with the increasing problems of resistant bacteria in veterinary medicine. Gerber Architekten won over the decision makers with their design and are now starting the planning work, so that at the end of 2019 the first research can take place in the new building.

A facade renovation has been proposed for the Wehrhahn Centre in Düsseldorf. The design by Gerber Architekten is developed from a smooth and even basic grid of three horizontal and three vertical gridlines. Through the resulting rhythm in combination with material and colour, the building acquires a timeless and unmodish overall form.