Nikolaus Goetze


He graduated from RWTH Aachen University, completing his diploma in 1987. A DAAD grant enabled him to attend the master class of Prof. W. Holzbauer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1985. He has been working as an architect for von Gerkan, Marg and Partners for more than 30 years and, in 1998, became a partner. Nikolaus Goetze is responsible for a number of large projects, such as the Guangxi Culture & Arts Center, China, the masterplan for Lingang New City, China, including the Maritime Museum there, the Hanoi Museum, and the German House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Prestigious projects in Germany include the new building for Kunsthalle Mannheim, the State archive of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria, the Design Center for Audi in Ingolstadt, and the extension of Hamburg Airport. As co-initiator of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) he plays a significant role in its workshops, several of which he led. In addition, Nikolaus Goetze regularly gives lectures at Tongji University in Shanghai; in 2018 he was appointed “Chair of Design CAUP” guest professor.