Right next to the Dortmunder U, on a big plot of the former Dortmunder Union brewery, the “Brick City” was build. The design by Gerber Architekten is characterized by the interplay of visual and pedestrian connections and by the use of the existing topography to create a differentiated and transparent open space concept, enlivened by the colour and the material of traditional red fired bricks.
The buildings of the Robert Bosch vocational college and the new Robert Schuman vocational college as well as the underground parking area and the outdoor area was completed recently. The interior will be finished by April 2016.
The competence centre (for education, business and the creative industries) was completed as well. The interior is following and will quite likely be done by Gerber Architekten.
Gerber Architekten wishes you a merry christmas, wonderful holidays and a happy new year! During the holidays our team will be with their friends and families. We will be back on January 4th in 2016, hoping to share another successful year with you.
Giving you a merry view in the future, we share our christmas illustration of the new facade of the Melchior Park Hotel in Würzburg. This design is part of the multiple assignment of the new residential building at Hubland in Würzburg.
The designs of the architecture competition for the new building of the „German School of Borromeans in Alexandria“ (DSBA) will be exhibited at the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning in Berlin.
Gerber Architekten won the 2nd prize in the 2nd phase of this interdisciplinary procedure.
The exhibition is open from Friday, December 18th, 2015 to Thursday, January 7th, 2016. You are welcome to look at the designs at Straße des 17. Juni 112 in 10623 Berlin, from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm. At Christmas (December 24th to 26th), New Years Eve and New Years, the exhibition is closed.
The opening is taking place on Thursday, December 17th at 5 pm.
The Wirtschaftsförderung Dortmund wants to open doors to innovative concepts in new markets. Therefore they create a platform for exchange and communication. Gerber Architekten was host of the “Architects and their responsibility” event. Showing national and international projects, Prof. Gerber made clear that every architect has a special responsibility to build successful objects: “He has to respect and fulfill economical, technical, functional, legal, social and cultural terms. Not only is it important to follow constructive and safety conditions but also to create affordable residential space. Only then user flexibility and revitalization of buildings and creation of comfortable and enjoyable space can be successful. The architect has a legal but moral obligation towards the client and user.” The Entrepreneurs Breakfast is taking place six times a year.
In Oldenburg the construction of the addiction treatment center Fachklinik Weser-Ems has started. Curious people and those who are interested in constructions can follow the progress via Webcam.
The volume of the planned Addiction Treatment Centre in Oldenburg is derived from three interlocking cubes. The landscape concept is an essential component of the design and establishes relationships between the surrounding landscape and the open courtyards. These visual connections give the internal spaces a high environmental quality.
On December 10th, the last Entrepreneurs Breakfast for this year will take place at Gerber Architekten in Dortmund.
The events host, Herr Professor Gerber, will talk about “Architects and their responsibility”, followed by the ÖKOPROFIT award ceremony. ÖKOPROFIT is a project for sustainable development of economies which is organized by companies.
The Entrepreneurs Breakfast of the Wirtschaftsförderung Dortmund is a networking event run and dedicated by and to companies and will develop stronger relations between middle class members.
The new building of the Center for Integrative Infectious Disease Research (CIID) of Heidelberg University is celebrating its house-raising today, November 30th. The CIID will be at the campus Im Neuenheimer Feld, right next to the Theoretikum of the medical faculty and the Center for Infectious Diseases of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The CIID will add the Theoretikum and is supposed to be finished in the first quarter of 2017.
The design by Gerber Architekten adjusts itself with its form, size, colour and roof shape as “capstone” into the ensemble of the Theoretikum without loosing its solitare character.
More than 110.000 readers have participated in the 12. German Reading Day. In Dortmund and Berlin children were listening to stories about architecture, read by Gerber Architekten. The kids also had quite a number of questions that we were happy to answer: What exactly does an architect? And how does a construction work?
The team of Gerber Architekten is already looking forward to next years event. The 13. German Reading Day will take place on November 18th, 2016.