To mark the 80th birthday of Professor Gerber, the opening of the Konzept+Atmosphäre exhibition will be celebrated on 23rd November 2018 in the new Baukunstarchiv NRW. To accompany the exhibition, three public round table discussions between Professor Gerber and invited guests will be held. To kick off, Professor Gerber will meet Professor Volkwin Marg of gmp Architekten on 28th November 2018 at 7 pm (admission free, no registration necessary). The second discussion will take place on 9th January 2019 with Professor Gerber and Reiner Nagel, the President of the Bundesstiftung Baukultur, again in the Baukunstarchiv NRW in Dortmund. The third event will be announced soon on our website and our Facebook page. We are looking forward to seeing you at the events.
The Konzept+Atmosphäre exhibition is open from 23rd November 2018 until 3rd February 2019 in the Baukunstarchiv NRW, am Ostwall 7, 44135 Dortmund. Admission is free. (opening times: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun from 2pm – 5pm, Thurs from 2pm – 8pm, Mon closed.)
Information about the exhibition you will find here: „Konzept+Atmosphäre “
On 13 October 2018 Professor Eckhard Gerber celebrates his 80th birthday. On this occasion the whole team of Gerber Architekten congratulates him and wishes him a lot of creative power, numerous new ideas and goals as well as a lot of health for the future.
All the best!
Foto: ©David Klammer
Professor Gerber will give a lecture on “New buildings in an existing building fabric”
AIT-Dialog and Schüco-Stahlsysteme Jansen are organizing a symposium on new buildings in an existing building fabric – creating value, conserving resources and sustainability. The symposium is part of this year’s international trade fair with the theme of historic monuments which will be held in Leipzig from November 8th – 10th. Professor Eckhard Gerber has been asked to give the lecture on Thursday, November 8th from 12:00 to 15:00 in the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Hall 4 (level +1).
Sign up! Upon registration, you will receive a coupon code by e-mail with confirmation of your participation, which will give you free access to the exhibition grounds.
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“Table Talk is more than talk, offering a special kind of conversational culture; the series creates unusual portraits of interesting contemporaries in a direct, open and uncomplicated style”. In this spirit, presenter Gisela Keuerleber will conduct a one-hour interview with Professor Eckhard Gerber, the architect and university lecturer, still active on the international stage. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the interview will cover the various phases of his life and architectural work. This Table Talk can be heard on Wednesday, 10th October 2018 between 20:05 to 21:00 on WDR 5 radio.
Find out more: www.WDR.de
Photo: ©Gerber Architekten
Prof. Eckhard Gerber has now been active for 50 years with his practice Gerber Architects and has established a reputation as one of Germany’s most important architects. He is also well respected internationally—the practice is successfully working in China as well as the Arabic countries. Gerber was born in Oberhain, Thuringia, and will celebrate his 80th birthday on 13 October 2018. Prompted by this occasion, the newly opened Baukunstarchiv NRW in Dortmund will host the “Konzept + Atmosphäre” exhibition from 23 November 2018 to 3 February 2019. Using ten completed projects and a range of different media, the exhibition brings to life different architectural atmospheres. Included are also six projects that are currently being worked on, promising to give an insight into the concept phase and the design process. Furthermore, the architect talks about his profession in specially produced film interviews. The exhibition will be accompanied by public round-table discussions between Prof. Eckhard Gerber and a guest, the first such discussion taking place on 28 November 2018 between Prof. Gerber and Prof. Volkwin Marg (gmp Architects). Further dates will be publicized nearer the time.
Concept + Atmosphere
23.11.2018 — 03.02.2019
23 November, from 9:30 hours (by invitation only)
The exhibition is open to the public from 14:00 hours
Ostwall 7 | 44135 Dortmund
Tue–Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun, 14:00-17:00 hours
EXPO REAL, Europe’s largest trade fair for real estate and investments, will take place this year between 8th – 10th October in Munich. It is where real estate professionals meet to develop projects from initial ideas, through financing and marketing, into reality. As partners of the Ruhr metropolitan region, Gerber Architekten, based in Dortmund, are presenting selected projects such as the Department building of Earth- and Environmental Sciences LMU Munich, the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Control Center of the Goethe University in Frankfurt, the new working environments Allianz AG in Stuttgart-Vaihingen and the BaseCamp student housing projects in Dortmund and Bochum. In addition to these projects, all of which are at the planning stage, Gerber Architekten are also presenting projects which are under construction or completed from the residential, hotel, educational and laboratory sectors – in partnership with the Ruhr metropolitan region at stand B1.330.
Visualizations: ©Gerber Architekten
Gerber Architects were awarded first prize in the competition for the Chemical Institutes and Technical Centre on the Riedberg Campus of the Goethe University in Frankfurt. The contracts should be agreed in September. In the proposed building configuration, the new building completes the existing heterogeneous development on the Riedberg Campus with a self-effacing structure which at the same time self-confidently emphasises the southern approach to the campus. Together with the refectory and another existing building, the new building forms a central forecourt where the main entrance to the new facility is located. The main elements of the building are two parallel blocks which accommodate the laboratories, providing flexible research areas and units of different depths. These blocks are connected in the north and south and there are green courtyards between. One connection is formed by a main spine route with open staircases and voids, thereby enabling central public access and the interlinking of research and teaching. It also accommodates offices, lockers and sanitary areas. The connection at the other end of the building allows internal access within the high-security laboratory zone and contains social and communication zones. The red brick of the new building blends well with the campus. Open and closed façade elements correspond to the varying space utilisation requirements of openness and privacy.
Photo: © Gerber Architekten
“Think New in the Existing Stock – Berlin Educational Buildings”
Heirs must be learned! How can Berlin’s educational buildings from different eras be further developed for the future? The Berlin Chamber of Architects, together with the Federal Chamber of Architects, invites to an architectural debate on current educational buildings in existing buildings. The “Training and Research Centre for the Institute for Brewing (VLB)”, Berlin, Germany, a new building designed by Gerber Architects, is also one of the three projects on which four expert panelists will exchange views in the evening: Adriana Altaras, director and author, Wolfgang Kil, architecture critic and publicist, university professor Dr. Angelika Schnell, architecture theorist and Dr. Heinrich Wefing, head of politics, DIE ZEIT. The projects will be presented by Dr. Christian Welzbacher, art historian and journalist. Interested listeners are cordially invited to Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin, admission from 17:00, free admission, registration not required.
Find out more: AK Berlin
Photo: ©Werner Huthmacher