Guangzhou Announces Shortlists for Two Museum Projects

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The Bureau of Science and IT has announced the shortlists for two major projects in Guangzhou. The two museum projects – the Guangzhou Museum and the Guangzhou Science Museum, each worth over $160 million – will be the latest in a host of high profile projects in China‘s third-largest city, a list which includes Zaha Hadid‘s Guangzhou Opera House, the 600m tall Canton Tower, IFC Guangzhou by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and the Guangzhou Circle, among others.

The Guangzhou Museum will be located to the West of Lingnan Square near the Canton Tower, while the Guangzhou Science museum will be located to the East. Practices making the two lists include Bjark Ingels Group, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, TFP Farrells, MAD Architects and Steven Holl Architects. Read on after the break for the complete shortlists.

Arena da Amazônia / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: Manaus,
Architect In Charge: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Martin Glass
Director Of Gmp Do Brazil: Ralf Amann
Project Management: Martin Glass, Maike Carlsen
Project Management In Brazil: Burkhard Pick, Sander-Christiaan Troost
Year: 2014
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

Brasilia National Stadium / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: , Federal District, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Knut Göppert
Project Manager: Martin Glass
Project Manager Brazil: Robert Hormes
Director Of Gmp Do Brazil: Ralf Amann
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: , Guangdong,
Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
Project Manager: Katina Roloff
Client : Dongguan Civil Construction Administration Office
Seats : 14,730
Area: 60600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Christian Gahl

gmp Wins First Prize to Design Swiss Children’s Hospital

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Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), with partners JB Ferrari, have won first prize in an international competition to design a new children’s emergency unit at the University Hospital in . The 85-bed hospital will feature a terraced inner courtyard with conservatory, which will serve as a protected outside play area, that offers ample natural light and space for plant-life.

gmp Wins Bid to Redevelop Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium

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A proposal by gmp Arquitectos, L35 Arquitectos and Ribas & Ribas has been announced as winner of an international competition to revamp Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in . Selected over an impressive shortlist of candidates including Foster & Partners, Herzog & de Meuron and Populous, the winning gmp-led team is expected to “transform the Santiago Bernabéu into the most advanced and developed stadium of the 21st century,” as described gmp owner Volkwin Marg.

“This building is undoubtedly the most important project of our careers.,” Marg added.

Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub / gmp Architekten

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Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of . The competition-winning proposal comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.

State Archive of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria / gmp Architekten

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Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: ,
Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze
Associated Partner: Dirk Heller
Project Leader: Karen Schroeder
Design Team: Christoph Berle, Katharina Traupe, Monika Braig
Implementation Team: Christoph Berle, Miriam Bamberg, Judith Saile, Alexander Schnieber, Sui Jinying
Area: 9327.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Heiner Leiska

Hans-Sachs-Haus Conversion / gmp Architekten

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Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: , Germany
Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Rüdiger von Helmolt and Carsten Borucki
Design Team: Gesche Arns-Büsker, Stefan Greuel, Michael Haase, Vera Hendrix, Rouja König, Evelyn Martens, Angela Modemann, Franz Lensing, Simone Schröder-Ripp, Tom Siehoff, Philipp Weber
Year: 2013 sqm
Area: 23,170
Photographs: Hans-Georg Esch

Designing in Dialogue: The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Exhibition

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gmp Architekten‘s touring exhibition, ‘Designing in Dialogue: The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners‘ is currently being hosted by the Chinese National Museum in until August 25. In this exhibition, gmp will provide an overview of their work: sketches and drawings provide an idea of the conceptual thoughts, models present designs in three dimensions and photos document the completed buildings. The exhibited gmp projects are grouped regionally by continent and in six categories which cover important fundamental, practical and theoretical aspects of gmp’s work. More information after the break. 

Gebr. Heinemann Headquarters Extension Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

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Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp Architekten) have won the first prize in the competition for the extension of Gebr. Heinemann Headquarters in ’s HafenCity. The new building designed for the -based, tradition-rich trading company impressed the jury as “an independent urban-planning and architectural contribution characterized by timeless, harmoniously self-contained architecture.” Viewed from the northwest, the new extension is a companion piece to the Maritime Museum, with the two buildings flanking the “Heinemann-Speicher” in the middle. From the Ericus Bridge, the new construction highlights the corner of the ensemble on Shanghaiallee and makes a characteristically urban statement. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Elbbrücken Underground Station Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

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gmp Architekten just won the first prize in the competition for the design of the Elbbrücken Underground station. The genius loci of this over-ground station is determined by its position directly at the river Elbe, the future dense urban development, and by the historic Elbbrücken bridges with their conspicuous shallow steel arches. Characterized by simple and clearly structured access principles, the complex difference in levels between the terrain and the platforms is cleverly dealt with inside the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

National Convention and Exhibition Center Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

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gmp Architekten just won the first prize in the competition to design the 1.2 million square-meter Exhibition Center. Now the third city where an exhibition center of international importance will be built after Shanghai and , their design concept proposes two almost identical construction phases. They both consist of a central entrance hall roofed over by filigree canopies, 8 exhibition halls on both sides and a main central thoroughfare that connects the entrance halls with the exhibition halls. More images and architects’ description after the break.

State Fire Brigade School Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

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Upon winning the contract to design the new State Fire Brigade School in , gmp Architekten recently presented their design which involves a new practice hall on the site of the Fire Brigade School in order to meet the changed requirements of the training program. The site is in a very exposed location so that the new practice hall building will be visible from afar, and will clearly mark the position of the State Fire Brigade School within the Zellerau neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Kunsthalle Mannheim Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

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Just this past Monday, gmp Architekten was awarded the contract to design the new Kunsthalle , a decision made by the Kunsthalle‘s jury. Their winning design portrays a symbolic identity, both on the outside and on the inside. The idea was to create a place that is easily remembered, and which appeals with its functional and urban quality. Analogous to the chess board type layout of ’s inner city, the design is a composition of several cubes, the regularity of which is however broken by an offset arrangement in terms of height and width, and also by the arrangement of squares within the development. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tianjin Grand Theater / gmp Architekten

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Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: ,
Project Leaders: David Schenke, Xu Shan
Design Team: Tobias Keyl, Matthias Grünewald, Martin Gänsicke, Susan Schwarz, Verena Fischbach, Bin Zhou, Jan Demel, Thilo Zehme, Duc Nguyen, Di Wu, Fang Xie
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Christian Gahl

Extension of Gate A at Frankfurt Airport / gmp Architekten

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Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: Frankfurt,
Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Jürgen Hillmer
Design Team: Klaus Lenz, Sebastian Flatau, Ingo Beckmann, Kai Beckmann, Markus Carlsen, Christian Dahle, Henning Fritsch, Ben Joscha Grope, Markus Helmin, Matthias Holtschmidt, Silke Jessen, Eduard Kaiser, Raimund Kinski, Prisca Marschner, Rouven Oberdieck
Project Leaders Susanne: Winter, Reiner Schröder
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

Hamburg-Harburg Technical University Extension / gmp Architekten

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Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Jan Stolte, Tilmann Jarmer
Design Team: Martina Klostermann, Inga Kläschen, Michèle Watenphul, Bastian Scholz, Jared Steinmann, Mark Botko, Alisa von Gerkan, Knut Maass
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Heiner Leiska