Prof. Eckhard Gerber will speak about “Building with wood – chances of a sustainable building material” on Wednesday, December 2nd at 12:00 pm at Architect@Work in Düsseldorf.
In his speech he will show projects that focus on the development of building with wood. Prof. Eckhard Gerber will present examples of using wood in constructions – such as the new trade fair in Karlsruhe – as well as facades and interior design – as done in the University of Music and Theatre »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« in Leipzig.
Gerber Architekten supports the “1. Hochschultag vor Ort” (1st Local University Day). From Friday, November 20th to Saturday, November 21st the architecture practice exhibits some of their work, relating to the events topic “interaction of knowledge and city planning”. Projects can be seen during the event, each day from 9:30 Uhr, at the BlueBox at Bochum University of Applied Sciences.
Basics of design, shape finding in the design process and principals of design: those are the topics of the speech “Between Architecture” which will be held by Prof. Gerber at the faculty of design at Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design.
Projects by Gerber Architekten show not only basic design principals but also characters of locations, architecture in context and the development of new places. Also scale, proportion, material and colour will be set in relation with economy.
Wednesday, November 25th, 6 pm
University of Applied Sciences
Technology, Business and Design
On Friday, November 20th, the german reading day (Bundesweiter Vorlesetag) will take place. For the first time Gerber Architekten will be a part of this event. With the theme “Books build their own worlds!” architects will read stories about architecure for children. We would like to present our passion for architecture, city and space as well as our excitement for reading, creative work and building structures.
All kids and their parents are very welcome to listen to our stories on Friday, betwenn 1:30pm and 3:30pm, in our office in Dortmund at Tönnishof 9-13.
New site for the institute of physics at the University of Rostock inaugurated
On November 12th, three new buildings of the institute for physics at the University of Rostock will be inaugurated.
Based on the masterplan for the south city-campus of the University of Rostock, Gerber Architekten built three new buildings which include a teaching- and science building as well as the department for „Life, Light & Matter”. The shifted buildings combine and concentrate those functions in one place. Undercuts, terraces and yards grant a sculptural character to the ensamble which is emphasized by the material of the façades.
Gerber Architekten won the design competition in 2008. After the groundbreaking in December 2010, the building process was started in April 2011. In June 2015 all three school buildings were finished.
The government of Iran invited the German secretary of state, Gunther Adler (BMUB) along with a German business delegation to visit Iran from November 5th to 11th, 2015. The idea behind the meeting was to intensify their cooperation in areas of urban delevopment, buildings and water management. Also part of the delegation were nine international experienced architectural offices, including Gerber Architekten, and members of the Network Architectureexport NAX, such as the vice president of the German federal chamber of architects, Prof. Ralf Niebergall.
The official program started with an introduction about the current political and economical situation in Iran, held by the German ambassador Michael von Ungern-Sternberg and the head of the German-Iranian chamber of commerce, René Harun.
What does it mean to insert BIM into the work process in offices and in running projects? Thomas Lücking, manager of Gerber Architekten international, answered this question in his lecture “Olaya Metro Station Riyadh – Building Information Modeling in use”. Newest developments and solutions were presented in this project. He also showed how the organization of a team and the work flow can be optimized using BIM and how you can use this program to catch up with the ongoing growth in freedom of scope, quality of architecture and delivery times.
The lecture took place on October 27th, during the Detail-congress “BIM – Planungsprozess im Wandel” at the America House in Munich.
For almost fifty years, Gerber Architekten are working in national and international projects. When winning the competition to plan a central metrostation in Riyadh / Saudi Arabia in 2012, the designer started working with Building Information Modeling (BIM). Today Thomas Lücking and Steffen Schünecke belong to the experts in this field. Together with Detail Gerber Architekten could prove their expertise in many ways. Besides a publication about “Analog+Digital” in the march edition of the architecture magazine, the Detail-Fachbuch publishing company also published an interview with the experts in the book “BIM – Building Information Modeling Management”, which was released in October.
At this years GEZE KART EVENT in Kerpen, two trophies and the prize of knowledge went to Gerber Architekten.
After the Qualifying, the four attendees from Gerber Architekten were mixed together with colleagues from other architectural practices to form 12 equal teams. Each team consisted of three or four members. During the race, every participant was driving for 12.5 minutes. After 100 minutes, the winner were pronounced.
Our Gerber Architekten staff members were participating in the two winner teams – first and second. Both trophies got a special place in our office in Dortmund.
Single fighters also won: another staff member from Gerber Architekten gained the prize of knowledge. She left all the other participants behind and knew the most about go-kart and GEZE-products.
photo: GEZE GmbH