Our new building for the Faculty of geosciences received 3rd prize in the category Intelligent redensification. This category, which was awarded for the first time, honors innovative solutions in the field of dual inner development of cities. The building is convincing with its typological concept. In the future, the LMU’s Department for Earth- and Environmental Sciences and the Bavarian Natural History Collections will come together under one roof. A public exhibition and entrance hall, the glass “showcase of science”, will be located in the center of the meander-shaped new building. The multi-layered urban added value convinced the jury: “Not only has an urgently needed, coherent campus structure been created here, but at the same time unused urban space has been filled with new public functions”, said Reiner Nagel, Chair of the Federal Foundation of Baukultur, in his laudation. The Polis Award 2020 was presented at the Polis Convention, which this year took place digitally for the first time under the motto “make change happen”.
The competition for the replacement school centre with sports hall and outdoor facilities has been decided: Gerber Architekten received 3rd prize in the realization competition for its design.
A new replacement building is planned for the Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium, the community school Ossenmoorpark and the district library and school library. The two existing sports halls are also to be replaced by new buildings. The new school building is to be understood as an open structure that reacts in a differentiated way to the granularity of its surroundings and wants to “interlock” with them in scale and formulation. The special features of the location, such as topography and existing greenery, form the basis for the multi-layered formulation of a very differentiated building structure. The heart of the school centre is the assembly hall. It is designed as a four-storey atrium, with reference to the outside space on all levels and in all directions. In it all paths within the school centre meet – from all sides and at all levels.
Gerber Architekten have taken over the office of Kossmann-Maslo-Architekten in Münster, Alter Steinweg 34 with all employees, all current projects as well as the existing office space.
So we now have a new location of Gerber Architekten in Münster. The former office Kossmann Maslo worked exclusively on projects in the health care sector, which are now expanding our capacities with a team of experienced architects to include hospital and clinic construction and further strengthen our know-how in this field. Mr. Maslo will continue to work for us and support us especially in the area of acquisition in this special field. We are pleased about the new location in Münster, greet all new employees and welcome “them all” to our Gerber Architekten family.
Sarah Centgraf, Head of Digital Innovation at DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift, talks to Eckhard Gerber about which rooms motivate people to learn, what makes a successful educational building and how learning and architecture will change in the times of Corona.
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Gerber Architects have received recognition for their design in the ‘Young Stage’ competition. A building was to be planned on the theatre grounds in the area of the current Young Opera House, which was intended from the outset as a temporary venue, to be used jointly by the Children’s and Youth Theatre (KJT), the Opera House and, for selected productions, the Ballet. The idea is based on a composition of a compact ‘House of Theatre Worlds’ and a ‘floating roof’, which connects all adjacent functions in a natural and maximally open manner, thereby dissolving the boundaries between outside and inside. For the young stage of the Theater Dortmund, a structurally clear and reduced structure is proposed, which captures and calms the existing heterogeneous structure of opera house and playhouse in an urban space.
The quarter is to grow together to form a complete ensemble and as such create a new urban quality in this location.
“Residental Buildings at Quartierspark”, Construction: 2016-2020
The project “Living at the Quarter Park” is located in the district south of the Elbe Neugraben-Fischbek in Hamburg. The two buildings with a total of 68 residential units are designed as two- and three-room apartments and are lined up as individual townhouses. When it comes to facade design, clinker is the predominant material. The design of the outdoor facilities, including the playground and the parking spaces, was part of the task of our landscape team.
“Residential Buildings at Sports Area Circle Stellingen, field A”, Construction: 2016-2020
The residential development with daycare on the sports field ring forms an independent quarter in the Center of the Stellingen district, embedded in a park-like landscape which is characterized by old and valuable trees. The individual houses are slightly offset from one another and varying in height to an arrangement total of eight building blocks. They mediate to the heterogeneous surrounding buildings, existing from detached houses and apartment buildings. The idea of the individual houses is further formulated in the Facade design. Each house is given light materiality Schade. By using different colored clinker bricks or by changing dressings a diversity in unity is formed.
In the “projects” section you will find more information on the above presented projects.
German Science Council recommends funding of “outstanding” research building
In its spring session, the Wissenschaftsrat rated the Center for Advanced Liquid Phase Engineering CALEDO as “Outstanding”. This means that construction can begin at the TU Dortmund University in 2021. With more than 100 state-of-the-art workplaces, the interdisciplinary research center CALEDO offers scientists the best conditions for their top-level research on the knowledge-based design of liquid phases. In the future, liquid phases will be tailor-made for environmentally friendly and innovative processes in chemistry and biotechnology as well as for pharmaceutical products on approximately 3.600 m2 of laboratory and office space. The research carried out on Otto-Hahn-Strasse will drastically reduce expensive and time-consuming series of experiments. The German Science Council is the oldest science policy advisory body in Europe and advises the Federal Government and the governments of the federal states on all issues concerning the content and structural development of science, research and higher education.
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