New corporate headquarters by Gerber Architekten nominated for Open BIM
Our new building project for Allianz Deutschland AG in Stuttgart-Vaihingen is one of the finalists in this year’s BIM Award. In the Open BIM category, projects are honoured in which an open and manufacturer-neutral exchange is practised and an improvement in the processes in various project phases is achieved through the standards of buildingSMART. As part of the BIM AWARD, which took place for the third time and was presented in the Wagenhalle in Stuttgart, the project by Gerber Architekten made it into the final. The BIM Cluster BW Award 2021 is organised by BIM Cluster BW e.V. and for the first time in collaboration with buildingSMART Germany.
Sustainable revitalisation strategies for China’s mega-cities
The digital Sino-German City Lab will take place from 18 October to 12 November 2021. Organised by the Netzwerk Architekturexport NAX – with funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety BMU – there will be a month of intensive input in the form of videos, podcasts and experts’ talks. Use the opportunity to get to know China-experienced colleagues, experts and Chinese city representatives.
Joining us is our Managing Director international and Asia Marius Ryrko. Find out what he has to say about our current urban renewal and urban planning projects in China here: https://en.nax.bak.de/…/interview-with-marius-ryrko…/
From 11-13 October 2021, we welcome you to come and talk to us again.
We’ re back on the road again! After the long Corona break, we are looking forward on being back at events and trade fairs for you.
Next week, from 11-13 October 2021, you’ll find Gerber Architekten at EXPO REAL, Europe’s largest trade fair for real estate and investment. As a partner of the Metropole Ruhr region, we will be presenting selected projects and welcome you to come and talk to us again.
Visit us at the joint stand of the Business Metropole Ruhr in Hall B1, Stand 330. See you there!
Education and business location Alt-Saarbrücken is strengthened
A new training centre is being built on behalf of the Saarland Chamber of Crafts according to plans by Gerber Architekten. The new building will redevelop the area between the listed Pingusson building, the Westspange and the administrative headquarters of the Saarland Chamber of Crafts. Now that the building permit has been granted, construction work will be able to start at the beginning of 2022.
As a glass passage, an atrium and a workshop courtyard run through the building solitaire and provide insights into the diversity of the skilled trades. The planned catering area with adjoining terrace on the ground floor offers a view of a listed park area.
The training centre of the Saarland Chamber of Skilled Crafts forms another building block of the new educational location in Alt-Saarbrücken, adjacent to the University of Applied Sciences (HTW). At the same time as the building permit was granted by Lord Mayor Uwe Conradt, Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier and Saarland Minister of Economics Anke Rehlinger handed over the funding notices for the new building of the HWK training centre. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2024.
Photo: © Gerber Architekten, nuur.nu
Gerber Architekten builds new Centre for Advanced Liquid-Phase Engineering
CALEDO, an internationally visible research building for the knowledge-based design of liquid phases, is being built at the TU Dortmund. The 5-storey building offers around 4,000 square metres of usable space for laboratory and office areas for interdisciplinary research work in the fields of bio- and chemical engineering, chemistry and chemical biology, and physics. The jointly used core facilities with special laboratories enable research into the fundamental modes of action of liquid phases for industrial applications.
The new building nestles into the natural topography of the sloping site at Otto-Hahn-Strasse 10 in Dortmund with a terraced, landscaped inner courtyard. Reddish clinker brick with its naturally iridescent surface covers the outer structure, which blends smoothly into the surroundings with rounded building corners and ends as a sculptural building cube with its large-scale, raised clinker brick parapets on the upper floor.
In 2018, Gerber Architekten was awarded the contract for the new research building in a VgV with design, which will be realised on behalf of the BLB NRW. CALEDO is one of the current projects in the field of research and laboratory construction. The inauguration of the HI ERN (Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies) took place in Erlangen as recently as July 2021.
Picture reference: Klaus Kaiser from the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science, TU Rector Prof. Manfred Bayer, Dr. Michael Meister from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, CALEDO spokesperson Prof. Gabriele Sadowski, Gabriele Willems from Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW, architect Prof. Eckhard Gerber from Gerber Architekten and TU Chancellor Albrecht Ehlers (from left) sink the time capsule for the new CALEDO research building at TU Dortmund.
Photo: © Martina Hengesbach
New working worlds are being created in Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Over the next three years, new, agile working worlds will be created for Allianz Deutschland AG according to the design by Gerber Architekten. In 2025, the workplaces that have so far been spread across several locations in Stuttgart are to find their new address at the new Group location in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. The new multi-part building offers modern working landscapes that meet all the conditions of office work environments at all times. The concept is based on a high-rise building and lower structures grouped around a hundred-year-old oak tree. The special feature of the project is its embedding in the green landscape area in the south-west of Stuttgart. With its rounded forms, the group of buildings ensures ventilation, which is important for the region. In this way, a sensible and sustainable unit is created within the landscape and in consideration of the wind conditions. In its internal structure, Allianz Park Stuttgart has been conceived and developed for a wide variety of future uses. Free and open areas allow office use in a wide variety of ways, offering employees optimal working conditions.
HI ERN forms new location for interdisciplinary top-level research
On July 14th 2021, the inauguration of the new HI ERN research building took place on the university campus of the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) after a construction period of almost three and a half years. The Helmholtz Institute for Renewable Energies HI ERN is a branch of Forschungszentrum Jülich and is operated in close cooperation with FAU and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin.
The aim of HI ERN is to develop material- and process-based solutions for climate-neutral energy production and to combine excellent research in the fields of materials, energy and process research. Around 115 scientists will conduct interdisciplinary research here into the energy supply of future generations, which should be climate-friendly, sustainable and affordable.
This approach characterises the research building that has now been inaugurated. The HI ERN is grouped around a narrow but long green inner courtyard. The physical and chemical laboratory areas on the 1st and 2nd floors form large interconnected laboratory areas for interdisciplinary exchange. With its tactile surface reminiscent of microscopically enlarged nanostructures, the horizontally structured aluminium façade conveys a technoid character.
The Centre for Mental Health in Böblingen-Sindelfingen is designed as the prelude to a “green centre”. The guiding principle of the design is to create an ambience in close contact with nature that is conducive to the quality of stay and the recovery of patients. A light-flooded main corridor runs through the building, accompanied by two inner courtyards. Therapy gardens are arranged on all levels, which also serve as retreats. Two-storey therapy loggias create a natural transition zone to the surroundings. A barrier-free roof garden rounds off the concept of direct connection to nature. With its light-coloured clinker brick, the transparency of the floor-to-ceiling glazing and the light-coloured wooden elements, the façade has a natural and inviting effect.