German Science Council recommends funding of “outstanding” research building
In its spring session, the Wissenschaftsrat rated the Center for Advanced Liquid Phase Engineering CALEDO as “Outstanding”. This means that construction can begin at the TU Dortmund University in 2021. With more than 100 state-of-the-art workplaces, the interdisciplinary research center CALEDO offers scientists the best conditions for their top-level research on the knowledge-based design of liquid phases. In the future, liquid phases will be tailor-made for environmentally friendly and innovative processes in chemistry and biotechnology as well as for pharmaceutical products on approximately 3.600 m2 of laboratory and office space. The research carried out on Otto-Hahn-Strasse will drastically reduce expensive and time-consuming series of experiments. The German Science Council is the oldest science policy advisory body in Europe and advises the Federal Government and the governments of the federal states on all issues concerning the content and structural development of science, research and higher education.
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The team of Gerber Architekten would like to wish you all a Blessed Ramadan and an accepted fasting. May this holy month bring you and your families many blessings and solidarity.
We take the severe warnings of our federal government in view of the danger of the corona virus very seriously. The well-being of our employees and all our business associates is very important to us. For this reason, we would like to reduce all our social contacts as far as possible, or rather, wherever possible, do without them. For the protection of all of us, we would therefore like to avoid personal meetings. We also reduce meetings as far as possible, or will replace them with video and telephone conferences. We have decided that the majority of our employees will carry out their work in their home office, i.e. work from home, where they can still be reached via the same e-mail or telephone contacts as before. Considering the extraordinary situation, we try to do everything possible for our common projects. Nevertheless, sometimes there may be restrictions or delays in deadlines. We ask for your understanding in this situation and will always in individual cases keep you informed about the current state.
Thank you very much and stay healthy!
From 02-05 June 2020, the world’s largest real estate fair mipim will take place for the 31st time at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. Gerber Architekten will present the Dortmunder U – Center for Arts and Creativity at the NRW Invest Germany (R8.D13) stand. 10 years after the revitalization of the former brewery building by Gerber Architekten, the historical monument has established itself as a cultural center with international appeal, as an important landmark and symbol of successful structural change.
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Competition for the integrated comprehensive school south Langenhagen, 2nd prize
The competition for the expansion of IGS SÜD Langenhagen has been decided: Gerber Architekten received the 2nd prize for its design.
The areas designated for the expansion and the location of IGS SÜD, which was founded in 2014, offer a special starting point. The design is intended to interweave the green surroundings with their attractive tree population and the planned new building, creating an ideal place to live and learn. The existing buildings will also be integrated into the composition of the new school campus. The loosely scattered arrangement of the buildings results in a variety of public passages and view axes into the surrounding landscape. In spite of the distance to the neighbouring city district, this fanning out creates a natural network of the school complex. The wood-concrete-hybrid construction is not only an eye-catcher, but also gives the individual building parts a natural and lively character. Sustainability and closeness to nature are the formative ideas of the design as a counterpart to the school location with its open park landscape.
Successful expression of interest procedure at Dortmund port
The design by Gerber Architekten has been awarded the contract for the Start-up and Innovation Campus in Europe’s largest canal port. In cooperation with Landmarken AG, the southern ‘Speicherstraße’ will be used in future to advise founders and offer modern work and leisure facilities.
The former warehouse and silo buildings are ideally suited as a location for promoting structural change due to their special position between the 120-year-old port area and the economically underdeveloped northern part of the city of Dortmund. A large and flexible structure inside as well as clinker brick slips in combination with plaster surfaces outside preserve the industrial character of the building ensemble. The free-floating grain silos and delivery ramps will also be preserved as historical relics and integrated into the design, especially in the gastronomic area. Of conceptual importance is the creation of a connection between ‘Nordstadt’ and the harbour promenade. This is achieved by means of a public passage that crosses the warehouse building and provides direct access to the port. Above the glazed passage is the Agora, a central event space for internal and external users. Due to its interface function in the design concept, an air space above the Agora, which is open to the roof zone, rises above all floors. The enlarged existing windows also reflect the openness of the concept and allow the surrounding harbour to be experienced in the building. The revitalization of the silo buildings includes a new office building with a green roof landscape, which stands out stylistically from the existing architecture with its column beam-concrete construction.
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How German architects are changing the face of the Saudi capital Riyadh
“How German architects are changing the face of the Saudi capital Riyadh” – this is the topic Jochen Rack addresses in the cultural journal of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation. In addition to the architectural offices Bödeker and Speer, who are also involved in the architectural reinvention of Riyadh, Prof. Eckhard Gerber and Thomas Lücking report, among other things, on the King Fahad National Library and the Olaya Transfer Station, which were and are being realised by us…
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An initiative of the DGNB and the Federal Chamber of Architects
Gerber Architekten are members of the initiative Phase Sustainability
The objective of the initiative “Phase Sustainability” is the transformation of the current planning and building culture towards sustainable building as the new norm. By participating in the initiative, the planners are demonstrating a new kind of solidarity with the understanding that we can only make the necessary changes and make our contribution to climate protection together and that we must and want to actively implement this in every project.