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Meinhard von Gerkan
Meinhard von Gerkan
* Riga [Rīga], Latvia [Latvija], 3 January 1935
nationality: german
www.gmp-architekten.de
gmp Arkchitekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Elbchaussee 139
22763  Hamburg - Germany [Deutschland]
Tel: +49.(0)40.88.151.0 - Fax: +49.(0)40.88.151.177
hamburg-e@gmp-architekten.de
Völckersstraße 14-20
22765  Hamburg - Germany [Deutschland]
Tel: +49.(0)40.88.151.200 - Fax: +49.(0)40.88.151.283
hamburg-v@gmp-architekten.de
Hardenbergstraße 4-5
10623  Berlin - Germany [Deutschland]
Tel: +49.(0)30.617.85.5 - Fax: +49.(0)30.617.85.601
Berlin@gmp-architekten.de
Rennbahn 5-7
52062  Aachen - Germany [Deutschland]
Tel: +49.(0)241.474.470 - Fax: +49.(0)241.474.47.99
aachen@gmp-architekten.de
Guiollettstraße 24
60325  Frankfurt am Main - Germany [Deutschland]
Tel: +49.(0)69.716.756.0 - Fax: +49.(0)69.716.756.99
frankfurt@gmp-architekten.de
CYTS Plaza, No. 1212
No. 5 Dongzhiman South Avenue
Dongcheng District
100007  Beijing - China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá]
Tel: +86.10.58.15.61.61 - Fax: +86.10.58.15.63.65
Beijing@gmp-architekten.de
10 floor
QingKe Mansion
No.138 Fen Yang Road
Xu Hui District
200031  Shanghai - China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá]
Tel: +86.21.5465.5151 - Fax: +86.21.5465.5131
shanghai@gmp-architekten.de
Landmark Building, Unit 3706
No. 4028 Jintian Road
Futian District
518035  Shenzhen - China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá]
Tel: +86.755.8257.7766 - Fax: +86.755.8257.7799
shenzhen@gmp-architekten.de
Room 1206 -1208 Floor 12
Tung Shing Square
No. 2 Ngo Quyen Street
Hoan Kiem District
  Hanoi - Vietnam [Việt Nam]
Tel: +84.4.935.1000 - Fax: +84.4.935.1003
hanoi@gmp-architekten.de
Av. Rio Branco, 311/1404
Centro
20040-903  Rio de Janeiro - Brazil [Brasil]
Tel: +55.21.2240.9817 - Fax: +55.21.2240.9817
rio@gmp-architekten.de
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
 
 
Meinhard von Gerkan, gmp, architectProf. Dr. h. c. mult. Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA

Born in 1935 in Riga, Latvia. Together with Volkwin Marg, von Gerkan founded gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects in 1965. The beginning of his career was marked by an important project - Berlin Tegel Airport - which has been followed by many others to this day, including Berlin’s central train station, the Hanoi Museum, and most recently the Kulturpalast Dresden.

In 1974 von Gerkan was appointed to the Chair for Design by Technical University (TU) Braunschweig and in 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Chung Yuan Christian University in Chung Li, Taiwan.

The East China Normal University College of Design in Shanghai awarded von Gerkan an honorary professorship in 2007, and Tongji University in Shanghai appointed him Advising Professor in 2014. He is one of the co-founders of the gmp Foundation and the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) for the advancement of gifted young architects, which works to promote young architects.

Von Gerkan is a member of the Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg and has received numerous awards, such as the Fritz Schumacher Prize, the Romanian State Prize, the Association of German Architects Grand Award, and Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit. His two-volume biography was published by Jovis in 2015.
AWARDS
 
2021
Grand Officer of the Cross of the Order of Merit
State of Latvia
2019
Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize
Architectural Society of China (ASC)
2013
ULI Germany Leadership Award
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Germany
BUILDINGS
 
2016 - 2020
Olympus Campus
Germany [Deutschland] » Hamburg
2016 - 2019
Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus
Germany [Deutschland] » Freising
2015 - 2019
China UnionPay Tower
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Shanghai
2012 - 2017
Kunsthalle
Germany [Deutschland] » Mannheim
2014 - 2017
Shanghai Lingang Remanufacturing
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Shanghai
2011 - 2016
YaDa International Health Ecological Park
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Wuzhen
2010 - 2015
Tower block complex
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Nanjing [Nánjīng]
2010 - 2015
Eco-Park
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Qingdao [Qīngdǎo]
2012 - 2015
Changzhou Culture Center
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Changzhou
2011 - 2014
Hangzhou South Railway Station
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Hangzhou
2006 - 2014
Basketball stadium
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Liaobu
2010 - 2013
Landeskirchliches Archiv der evangelisch-lutherischen Kirche in Bayern
Germany [Deutschland] » Nuremberg [Nürnberg]
2009 - 2012
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Germany [Deutschland] » Hamburg
2006 - 2012
Frankfurt airport - Gate A+
Germany [Deutschland] » Frankfurt am Main
2009 - 2012
Grand Theater
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Tianjin [Tiānjīn]
2004 - 2011
National Museum of China
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Beijing
2008 - 2011
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC)
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Shanghai
2007 - 2011
Bao'an Stadium
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Shenzhen
2006 - 2011
Universiade Sports Center
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Shenzhen
2005 - 2010
Hanoi Museum
Vietnam [Việt Nam] » Hanoi [Hà Nội]
2006 - 2009
Green Point Stadium
South Africa [Suid Afrika] » Cape Town
2006 - 2009
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Shanghai
1993 - 2006
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1998 - 2004
Germany [Deutschland] » Stuttgart
1999 - 2002
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1999 - 2001
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
2000
Germany [Deutschland] » Braunschweig
1993 - 1998
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1991 - 1997
Germany [Deutschland] » Wilhelmshaven
1990 - 1994
Germany [Deutschland] » Lübeck
1986 - 1993
Germany [Deutschland] » Hamburg
1989 - 1992
Germany [Deutschland] » Hamburg
1986 - 1992
Germany [Deutschland] » Hamburg
1991
Germany [Deutschland] » Braunschweig
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
WRITINGS
BY THE ARCHITECT
Meinhard von Gerkan (ed.), Projects in China. Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partner, Prestel, 2008
Meinhard von Gerkan, Volkwin Marg, Von Gerkan Marg und Partner. Bauten/Buildings, Prestel, München 2007
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
Meinhard von Gerkan, Riga, Lines of thoughDomu līnijas. Meinhards fon Gerkāns. 50 arhitektūras gadi skicēs un zīmējumos / Lines of thought. Meinhard von Gerkan. Fifty years of architecture in sketches and drawings, Riga [Rīgā], Latvia, 27 november 2015 / 31 january 2016
CREDITS
 
 
Photo © Jochen Stueber
Courtesy of gmp Arkchitekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
 
 
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