Gerkan, Marg and Partners

Gerkan, Marg & Partners (gmp) is an international architectural company based in Hamburg, Germany.[1] The company was founded in 1965 by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg [de], and now has more than 300 employees in 13 offices.[2][3] In the same year the architectural practice took part in an international competition with an anonymus entry. Their design for the Berlin Tegel Airport was able to win the first prize, thus garnering the company international recognition. This achievement cemented the practice's standing in the world of architecture and paved the way for further success. The company is currently being headed by the two founders alongside their executive partners (Nikolaus Goetze, Hubert Nienhoff, Stephan Schütz and Wu Wei).[4]

von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Practice information
PartnersMeinhard von Gerkan,
Volkwin Marg
LocationElbchaussee 139,
22763 Hamburg, Germany
Coordinates53°32′44″N 9°54′50″E / 53.54556°N 9.91389°E / 53.54556; 9.91389
Berlin Hauptbahnhof, opened 2006
Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania, opened 2011
PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland, opened 2011
Estádio Nacional de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil, opened 2013

Furthermore, gmp has branches throughout the world, including locations in China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai) and Vietnam (Hanoi), but also divisions in other German cities (Aachen, Berlin).[1] According to company statements, it has amassed an impressive record of over 600 prizes in the field of architecture and subsequently related disciplines. 400 of which the practice was able to take home the first prize. The company has also taken part in the construction of close to 500 buildings in 23 countries.[4] In 2008 gmp founded the Academy for Architectural Culture, a private institution aimed at answering the quintessensial questions of architectural design, as well as aiding the development of young architects from different cultural backgrounds.[5]

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The company has received several awards, for instance, the MIPIM AR Future Project Award 2005 for Lingang New City, China (Masterplanned Communities Category).

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  1. ^ a b "gmp Architekten".
  2. ^ "gmp Architekten: Practice Profile". Gerkan, Marg and Partners. Archived from the original on 8 September 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
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  4. ^ a b "- gmp Architekten".
  5. ^ "Bundesstiftung Baukultur: aac Academy for Architectural Culture".
  6. ^ "Jawaharlal Nehru Stadion in New Delhi – Projects – gmp Architekten". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Dr. S. P. M. Swimming Pool Complex in New Delhi – Projects – gmp Architekten". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  8. ^ Thorsten Metzner (2018), Fehlt dem BER eine Milliarde Euro? (in German), Der Tagesspiegel, retrieved 9 July 2020
  9. ^ Nicolás Valencia (2015), Madrid Rejects Current Renovation Plans for Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, ArchDaily, retrieved 9 July 2020
  10. ^ "Real Madrid unveils $450m Bernabeu refurbishment plan". Agencia EFE, S.A. 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2020.

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