The Team of Gerber Architekten wishes you and your family a peaceful and blessed Ramadan
For 2015 final diplomas are being awarded to graduates of the Department of Architecture at the Technical University in Braunschweig. For this occasion the University is exhibiting a large part of the projects from the past 70 years. As a distinguished alumnus of the Braunschweig school, Professor Gerber had the honour of speaking about his student years last week. Until the 21st of June 2015 it is possible to visit the “Architekturpavillion” at the Technical University Braunschweig and take a look at his Diploma project – a church community center and home for elderly – designed under Professor Kraemer in 1966. (Address: Technische Universität Braunschweig, Pockelsstraße 4, 38106 Braunschweig)
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Ruhr-University Bochum, there will be a big celebration in Bochum tomorrow, on June 6th 2015. Therefore the Universitätsstraße between Ferdinandstraße and the Ruhr-University will be completely closed for car traffic. Gerber Architekten will be present as well. You´re very welcome to visit us between 11 am and 6 pm on our table number 12 in block 79. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Gerber Architekten are being showcased this year for the first time at Project Qatar 2015, as part of the German Pavilion, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics. The focus is on Middle Eastern projects, such as the King Fahad National Library and a design for an Energy Tower.
We would be honoured if you would visit our stand F74 in Hall 5.
You can register for free on www.projectqatar.com
In just one year, the King Fahad National Library has already won its 10th international architectural award., Architizer, the world’s largest website for architecture, annually recognizes the best built architectural projects with the A+ Award. The award ceremony will be held on May 14th in New York City.
Awarded now for the third time, the prize pays tribute to the world’s greatest designs, considering form, function and innovation. The jury, consisting of architects, curators and journalists, including. Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and Charles Renfro (diller, scofidio + renfro), selected the winners from the international nominees. The King Fahad National Library is now recognized as an exemplary architectural project with groundbreaking design quality.
The Noble Quran Oasis Project has won the WAN Commercial Award 2014 in the future projects category. The jury, consisting of internationally known architects and engineers, including Stephen Pey, selected our project from the five finalists for the award.
The new museum for the Quran, located in the holy city of Al Madinah al Munawarah, makes a contrast to the barren volvanic landscape with its verdant centre – like a modern oasis. Embedded in a Wadi, the design exploits the topography of this dried-up stream and allows it to be re-experienced as a newly-formed oasis. The roof of the „Nobel Quran Oasis“ will be constructed as a three dimensional sculpture of simple geometric figures reminiscent of traditional Islamic ornamentation and will be entirely covered with gold photovoltaic elements. The landscape design refers to the classical gardens of the Arab world and illustrates central elements of Quran teaching.
The WAN Commercial Award has been honouring since 2009 the best in international architecture for tourism, museums, etc.
The US-Architecture portal Architizer gives awards to the best buildings in the world. Five projects have been selected in each of over 80 categories which are available for online-voting now. The King Fahad National Library has been nominated in the “Architecture + Materials” category. Anybody with an Architizer-, Facebook-, LinkedIn or Google Plus Account can vote until the 3rd April:
Hamburg’s Mayor Olaf Scholz, the State Minister of Science and Research, Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt and the President of the University of Applied Sciences (HAW) Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Otten will open the Hamburg Art and Media Campus in Finkenau on 16th March. The new building, designed by Gerber Architekten, houses a library and media centre with student work spaces, a new event hall, a cafeteria, a canteen as well as computer workstations and laboratories for use by students of the HAW Hamburg. The new building completes the media campus and includes all the functions which a contemporary campus needs. The new accommodation includes: a recording studio, a virtual studio, a video-laboratory, a laboratory for time-related media and a design interaction laboratory for the DMI department, a specialised design, media and Information library (HIBS) and a canteen and café for the Studierendenwerk Hamburg.