The team of Gerber Architekten would like to wish you and your family a blessed Eid-Al-Adha!
Prof. Gerber on a lecture tour in China
Since July 2, Prof. Eckhard Gerber has been on a 10-day lecture tour in China, visiting the cities of Chengdu, Harbin and Shenzhen as well as the new offices of the Shanghai location. At the beginning of his journey Prof. Gerber talked at the ‘China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute’ in Chengdu (CSWADI) in his lecture ‘Between Architectural Worlds’ (see photo). Followed by a lecture at the ‘Harbin Institute of Technology’ (HIT) on July 9 titled ‘Architecture in the context of landscape and open space’. Especially the combination of architecture and landscape has always played an important role in the buildings of Gerber Architects. Professor Gerber’s buildings often consciously formulate the transition between built urban space and landscape or define new landscape spaces through their cubature and their positioning on the property itself.
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16. Mai 2018 – 11. Firmenkontaktmesse der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Today is the 11th career fair of the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Students and graduates have the opportunity to talk to potential employers as well as to gather information about job perspectives. There will be companies from various branches like architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, construction management, media, cultural management as well as art and design. Gerber Architects also take part in the career fair and informs about job vacancies in all Gerber offices and talks about the scope of duties and processes of an international architectural office.
Meet us at booth 58 and join our team!
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The team of Gerber Architekten would like to wish you and your family
a blessed Ramadan 2018 and a peaceful fasting.
Exhibition from 11. To 17.05.2018 at the Design Week in Tianjin, China
This year’s Design Week in Tianjin (China) from 11. to 17.05.2018 presents the roadshow: Contemporary Architecture. Made in Germany. This year the NAX (Network Architecture Export) together with the BAK (Bundesarchitektenkammer) shows intelligent and innovative projects, designs and solutions of 28 leading German architecture offices. Gerber Architekten in succession takes part and presents current projects in China and Saudi Arabia
More information: NAX – Contemporary Architecture. Made in Germany.
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On April 30, 2018 the key of the former listed post office giro institution has been handed over to the new owner the health office. In 1953 the building had been built as steel frame construction. After 18 months of works the building has been gutted and taken into account historic preservation extensively renovated and rebuilt. Moving the health office from the former location Hövelsraße to the new rooms at Hohen Wall 9-11, provides bright, open and functional offices and examination rooms. The festive opening ceremony attended Prof, Eckhard Gerber, Gerber Architekten, as well as the Lord Mayor of Dortmund, Ullrich Sierau, representatives of the health office, the builders DIAG as well as representatives of local politics and local public administration.
Photo: ©Gerber Architekten, Photograph: Hans Jürgen Landes
The workshop procedure for the development of microapartments on one of the last open spaces in the ‘Dortmunder U-Viertel’ has been decided, Gerber Architects are awarded 2nd prize for their design. On the site of the former Union Brewery in Dortmund, the penultimate undeveloped property is available for the development of micro-apartments and student residences with a gross floor area of approx. 16,600 m². The aim of the new building is to continue the character of the entire area with the revitalised, historic Dortmunder U, today’s “Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität” together with the two vocational colleges and to integrate the existing open space with a corresponding building ensemble. For this purpose, a 2-storey building in the form of a main road is proposed, over which 4 building blocks slightly protrude to the north. These develop with different projectiles in slightly bent form to the south. The main road follows the existing topography and accommodates common uses for the students such as seminar rooms, (group) work areas, communication areas as well as letter boxes and the vertical development of the 4 building blocks above. The ground floor of the eastern wing will house public areas such as a kiosk, cafeteria or restaurant, and the adjacent square towards the U-tower will offer outdoor seating. Due to the urban requirement to create a green area between the vocational colleges and the new building, a sculpture and art park is proposed here, which offers visitors as well as residents of the microapartments a green place to stay and also an area for cultural events.
Lecture by Dipl.-Ing. Architect Michael Halbeisen at the 14th Laborrunde in Berlin
In addition to renowned speakers from the offices Staab Architekten, Hammeskrause Architekten and Glass Kramer Löbbert, Architect Michael Halbeisen, project director at ‘Gerber Architecten’ and expert in the field of research and laboratory construction, gave a specialist lecture on the topic ‘Thought models sometimes realistic – how to establish areas of informal communication (…in future more strongly…)’ at the 14th ‘Laborrunde’ in Berlin on April 12 and 13. The annual interdisciplinary conference brings together users, operators and leading planners of laboratory buildings to discuss the latest developments and innovations. This year’s event under the headline ‘Theory and practice in laboratory construction’ focused in particular on the fact that due to the complexity of the usage requirements and thus also the planning task in laboratory and research construction, there are not necessarily theoretical foundations but, on the contrary, empirical values from practice that are indispensable. However, not every participant and planner has the opportunity to draw on his own interdisciplinary experience. This is exactly what the concept of the ‘Laborrunde’ focusses on – the participants share their experience and can therefore profit from synergy effects in order to achieve optimal results for highest usage requirements and to be able to continuously develop them further.
For further information please see: 14. Laborrunde 2018
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