The central idea of our work is, within the multiplicity of possiblities, to restrict ourselves to those few well suited elements using them with beautiful proportions and meld them together in an aesthetically pleasing solution.

Prof. Eckhard Gerber

The noble art of building

Our goal, as a team of architects, interior designers, engineers, urban planners and landscape designers, is to create built environments that affect people and awaken their desires; places people like to visit and linger in: spaces that are tangible and logically accessible. These should be structures that improve the urban and landscaped environment with their beauty and in their simplicity, and contain exciting spatial arrangements, which are clear and obvious with regards to the orientation between inside and out.

Dortmund

Tönnishof 9-13
44149 Dortmund
Deutschland

Phone +49 231 90 65 0
Fax +49 231 90 65 111

Hamburg

Sprinkenhof
Burchardstraße 14
20095 Hamburg

Phone +49 40 3 60 91 66 0
Fax +49 40 3 60 91 66 319

Berlin

Haus zur Berolina
Hausvogteiplatz 12
10117 Berlin

Phone +49 30 208 864 10
Fax +49 30 208 864 122

Riyadh

Al Waha Annex Compound
P.O.Box 58825
Riyadh 11515
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Phone +49 30 208 864 10

Shanghai

BM Intercontinental Business Centre
100 Yutong Road / Suite 2606
Shanghai / China / 200070

Fon +8613 917 235 089

Over 160 employees working at five locations:

Team Work

Office presentation Gerber Architekten

With 50 years of experience, we can offer a wealth of expertise, competence and excellence. We currently employ of 170 staff organized in project teams consisting of architects, interior designers, landscape designers, engineers and surveyors in our offices in Dortmund, Hamburg, Berlin, Riyadh and Shanghai.

Prof. Dipl.-Ing.
Eckhard Gerber

Founder of Gerber Architekten

Our services range from consulting, project development for all stages of the German HOAI including cost and construction management – and also as general planners. Through the intensive communication with our clients we develop common goals in order to develop exciting and quality designs which are produced efficiently and economically.

Precise cost calculation and adherence to the budget are basic requirements for our work. Planning and construction time follow professional construction schedules, which are set up and supervised by our experienced project management team.

Founder and Owner

Prof. Eckhard Gerber

Architect
Project Director GA national

Dipl.-Ing. Jens Haake

Architect
Project Supervisor

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Halbeisen

Architect
Management Director GA international

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Lücking

Architect
Design and Managing Director Hamburg

Dipl.-Ing. Hannes Beinhoff

Architect
Design Director Dortmund

Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Sieber

Architect
Director Construction and Costs

Dipl.-Ing. Barbara Breitenbach

Architect
Director Asia Pacific

Dipl.-Ing. Marius Ryrko

Architect

Milestones from five decades

History of Gerber Architekten

In Meschede in 1966, with the firm ”Werkgemeinschaft 66” Eckhard Gerber began his self-employed activity as independent architect. This start in business was based upon successful involvement in architecture competitions — he first began producing competition entry designs as a student. After the tragic death of his partner, Dirk Stelljes, Eckhard Gerber continued the office with a new headquarters in Dortmund – from 1981 under the name “Professor Gerber und Partner”. Over the years of successful work the office, which has been called “Gerber Architekten” since 2002, has seen steady growth. It counts 170 dedicated and experienced team members. Besides our headquarters in Dortmund there has been since 2007 an office in Hamburg, and since 2011 our office in Berlin and the locations Riyadh and Shanghai have been added.

Youth Centre, Fröndenberg

Hillside Construction - Meschede

Secondary School, Meschede

Rural Savings Bank and Parish Centre

Terraced Housing, Walburgastraße

10 Years Werkgemeinschaft 66

Primary School, Gleidorf

Heinz-Bach-House

20 Years Professor Gerber and Partner

Veba Pipeline Bridge

25 Years Professor Gerber and Partner

Jakob-Henle-House

Customs Administration Building

30 Years Professor Gerber und Partner

Department of Justice

King Khalid University

The Gerber Architekten Team

Prince Salman Science Oasis : 1. Preis

RWE Tower

Biological Institutes of Dresden

State Office for Consumer Protection, Saarbrücken

Conversion of Betenhof

40 Years Gerber Architekten

Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Dinnendahlstraße

The Gerber Architekten Team

Institute of Physics and Research Building for Life : 1. Preis

Entrance Building, WILO SE

Dortmunder U - Das Viertel

Jubilee : 30 years Gerber Architekten in Dortmund

Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum : DFG Forschungszentrum für Experimentelle Biomedizin

Training and Research Centre for Brewery Association

University Paderborn

U-Tower : Center for Art and Creativity

University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Able Group

Biologicum

Otto-Stern-Centre

Office and Residential Development, Ascona

Buchman Institute for Life Sciences

Info.HUB : „Wüstenpilze“ zwischen Landschaftspark und Hochhäusern

Butterfly Dome, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia : Ein Lebensraum für Schmetterlinge

Inception of the Berlin Office : Gerber Architekten international

HEHE International Centre, Taiyuan, China : 1st prize

Olaya Metro Station, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia : 1st prize

Jubilee : 75 years Eckhard Gerber

Renovation – IC-Complex Ruhr-University Bochum : Renovation

The Gerber Architekten Team

King Fahad National Library, Riyadh : Refurbishment and Extension in Saudi Arabia

Front Buildings of the Quarter of Nations Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg : Brick sculpture built to the passive building standard

Extension Chamber of Crafts, Dortmund

Head Office Volksbank Krefeld

Art and Media Campus Finkenau, Hamburg

Justus-Liebig-Universtity - Institute of Chemistry and Lecture Hall Building Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

The Team of Gerber Architekten

50 Years Gerber Architekten

Awards and prizes

Exceptional performance deserves recognition

Our intention to understand each building task as something special has also been recognized nationally and internationally and has resulted in prestigious awards.

2016
ICONIC Award Weltquartier Wilhelmsburg (Winner)
Deutscher Bauherrenpreis Weltquartier Wilhelmsburg (Winner)
BUILD - Architecture Awards Weltquartier Wilhelmsburg (Winner)
Aga Khan Award for Architecture King Fahad Nationalbibliothek (Finalist)
2015
FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Germany Weltquartier Wilhelmsburg (Special Mention)
Deutscher Städtebaupreis Weltquartier Wilhelmsburg (Winner)
Deutscher Bauherrenpreis 2015/2016 Weltquartier Wilhelmsburg (Winner)
World Architecture Festival King Fahad Nationalbibliothek (Finalist)
MIPIM Award – Best Refurbished Building King Fahad National Library (Finalist)
MIPIM Award – Special Jury Award King Fahad National Library (Finalist)
German Design Award 2015 King Fahad Nationalbibliothek (Winner: Special Mention)
Ingenieurbaupreis des Deutschen Stahlbaus King Fahad National Library
2014
Auszeichnung guter Bauten 2014 (Auszeichnung und Publikumspreis) Renovation – IC-Complex, Ruhr-University Bochum
Detail Preis 2014 (Nominee) King Fahad National Library
Dt. Städtebaupreis 2014 Quarter of Nations, Wilhelmsburg
Carl-Friedrich Fischer Preis Quarter of Nations, Wilhelmsburg
WAN Award Façade (Short Listed) King Fahad National Library
BDA Auszeichnung guter Bauten Ostwestfalen-Lippe Auditorium and Seminar Building, University of Paderborn
BDA Auszeichnung guter Bauten Hamburg Quarter of Nations, Wilhelmsburg
BDA Auszeichnung guter Bauten Hamburg Art and Media Campus Finkenau
German Design Award King Fahad National Library
Iconic Award > Product Facades King Fahad National Library
Meed Award (Social Project of the year) King Fahad National Library
Meed Award (GCC) King Fahad National Library
International Architecture Design Award King Fahad National Library
2013
Auszeichnung der IBA Exzellenz Quarter of Nations, Wilhelmsburg
2012
Antonio-Petrini-Preis 2012 University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg-Schweinfurt
2010
Architekturpreis der Stadt Essen Residential Development, Dinnendahlstraße
2009
8. UNIPOR Architekturpreis Residential Development, Dinnendahlstraße
2008
Erlweinpreis der Stadt Dresden Biological Institutes of Dresden University of Technology
2007
BDA Preis Sachsen Biological Institutes of Dresden University of Technology
2006
BDA Preis Dortmund RWE Tower Dortmund
BDA Preis Essen Residential Building, Albermannstraße
Architekturpreis Metalldächer und –fassaden Electronics Manufacturing Hall for WILO SE
2005
IOC / IAKS AWARD 2005 Sports Hall for University of Koblenz-Landau
Auszeichnung Guter Bauten 2005 des BDA Baden-Württemberg Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe
Deutscher Holzbaupreis 2005 Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe
2004
Unipor-Architekturpreis Architektur-Atelier Tönnishof
Architekturpreis 2004 des BDA Sachsen Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Concert Hall
Architekturpreis für vorbildliche Gewerbebauten der WestHyp-Stiftung Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe

Publications

Our projects – in books and magazines

The projects by Prof. Gerber and this team are often discussed in national and international specialist media. Books about specialised topics have been published in collaboration with renowned specialist authors and are available on the market.

Eckard Gerber Baukunst Bauten und Projekte 1966-2013
Ed.: Werner, Frank Rolf Verlag: Jovis, Berlin, 2013

Laboratory Buildings by Gerber Architekten
Gerber Architekten, Ed.: Ralf Ferdinand Broekman, Olaf Winkler, Verlag Müller + Busmann, Wuppertal, 2013

Dortmunder U Die Architektur
Ed..: Prof. Dr. Falk Jaeger Autor: Prof. Dr. Falk Jaeger Druckverlag Kettler GmbH Bönen/Westfalen, 2010

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg Schweinfurt Gerber Architekten - 2011
Projects + Buildings 1979 - 2009 Gerber Architekten, Ed.: Gerber Architekten Dortmund, 2009
Stadträume Orte Architektur Urban Spaces Loci Architecture, Gerber Architekten, Editor: Museum am Ostwall, Dr. Kurt Wettengl Ernst Wasmuth Verlag Tübingen + Berlin, 2006 ISBN 3 8030 0666 X
RWE Tower Dortmund Gerber Architekten, Editor: Olaf Winkler, Junius Verlag Hamburg, 2006 ISBN 13 978-3-88506-565-4
Gerber Architekten - Messe Karlsruhe Axel Menges + Opus 57, 2005 ISBN 3-932565-57-6
build - The Architect Portrait Verlag Müller + Busmann, Wuppertal, 2004 ISSN 1619-3512 to order: www.mueller-busmann.de
architypus - Orte der Arbeit und Kommunikation Eckhard Gerber Architekten, Editor: Klaus-Dieter Weiß Wiesbaden 1998 ISBN 3-528-08126-0
Neue Wege zur Architektur - Harenberg Edition Dortmund, 1994, ISBN 3-611-00425-1
Komplexität für eine offene Gesellschaft - Kreishaus Vechta Harenberg Edition Dortmund, 1998 ISBN 3-611-00747-1
Zukunft im Ruhrgebiet - Das Harenberg City-Center in Dortmund Harenberg-Verlag Dortmund, 1994 ISBN 3-611-00399-9
Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen Staatshochbauverwaltung des Landes Niedersachsen Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Göttingen, 1993