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The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) are an architectural practice that was founded in Hamburg and has branches worldwide. With our generalist approach and more than 50 years of experience, we complete projects in dialogue with our clients and the participating planning disciplines, at all scales and cultural contexts, covering all design phases and working on all continents. The range of our projects extends from family residences to high-rise buildings, from stadiums to concert halls, from office buildings to bridges, and from door hardware to urban planning.

With holistic sustainability in mind, we aim to create new and refurbished architecture that is long-lasting and goes beyond temporary fashions, taking into account the global challenges and issues of urbanization, digitalization, and mobility. In our designs we are committed to climate-aware construction in accordance with certified standards and to building in existing contexts.

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Selected awards/certificates

Year Award Project
2021 DAM Prize 2021 for Architecture in Germany - Nomination Elbbrücken Train Station, Hamburg, Germany
2021 DAM Prize 2021 International Project - Nomination Poly Greenland Plaza, Shanghai, China
2021 DAM Prize 2021 International Project - Nomination Suzhou No. 2 Library, Suzhou, China
2021 DAM Prize 2021 International Project - Shortlist Hangzhou Southern Railway Station, Hangzhou, China
2020 CTBUH 2020 Awards – Urban Habitat (District/Master Plan) Award of Excellence Poly Greenland Plaza, Shanghai, China
2020 Listed as a Historic Monument European Patent Office, München, Germany
2020 BDA Award Hamburg, 1. Prize Elbbrücken Train Station, Hamburg, Germany
2020 International Highrise Award 2020, Nomination Poly Greenland Plaza, Shanghai, China
2019 DAM Award 2019 for Architecture in Germany Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2019 BDA Prize, Saxony Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2019 CTBUH Awards 2020 Greenland Central Plaza, Zhengzhou, China
2019 Polis Award 2019 - 2nd prize
2019 Listed as a Historic Monument Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Berlin, Germany
2019 Saxon State Prize for Building Culture, Commendation Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2019 German Architecture Award, Commendation Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2019 DAM Prize 2019 International Project - Nomination Caohejing Xinzhou Plaza, Office Building, Shanghai, China
2019 DAM Prize 2019 for Architecture in Germany, Nomination Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
2018 AIT Award "Best in Interior and Architecture", 1st prize Wuzhen Medical Park, Wuzhen, China
2018 CTBUH Awards 2019 CHAO Hotel, Beijing , China
2018 Award for Building in Existing Contects 2018, "Respect and Perspective", 1st Prize Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2018 BDA Hamburg Architecture Award, 3rd Prize Gyula-Trebitsch School, Hamburg, Germany
2018 AIT-Award "Health and Care", 1st Prize Wuzhen Medical Park, Wuzhen, China
2018 BDA Award Hamburg, 1. Prize Gebrüder Heinemann Headquarters Extension, Hamburg, Germany
2018 The Plan Award "Office & Business", Finalist Greenland Central Plaza, Zhengzhou, China
2018 The Plan Award "Culture", Finalist Guangxi Culture & Art Center, Nanning, China
2018 Ashui Awards "Building of the Year" and "Green Building of the Year" Deutsches Haus, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Asia
2018 Steel Innovation Award, 1st Prize Elbbrücken Train Station, Hamburg, Germany
2018 Building of the Year (AIV Hamburg) Elbbrücken Train Station, Hamburg, Germany
2018 The Plan Award "Renovation", Finalist Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2018 DAM Prize 2018 for Architecture in Germany, Nomination Gebrüder Heinemann Headquarters Extension, Hamburg, Germany
2018 DAM Prize 2018 for Architecture in Germany, Nomination State Fire Brigade School, Würzburg, Germany
2018 DAM Prize 2018 International Project - Shortlist Bund Soho, Shanghai, China
2018 International Highrise Award 2018, Nomination Greenland Central Plaza, Zhengzhou, China
2018 International Highrise Award 2018, Nomination Nanjing Financial City I, Nanjing, China
2017 Protected Historic Monument Hanse Viertel, Hamburg, Germany
2017 Skytrax World Award "Best Regional Airport Europe" Hamburg Airport, Hamburg, Germany
2017 MIPIM Asia Awards, "Best Offices and Business Development" Deutsches Haus, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Asia
2016 Klassik-Nike Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Berlin, Germany
2016 CITAB-CTBUH, Best Tall Building China – Award of Excellence Bund Soho, Shanghai, China
2016 Building of the Year (AIV Hamburg) Gebrüder Heinemann Headquarters Extension, Hamburg, Germany
2016 International Highrise Award 2016, Nomination Bund Soho, Shanghai, China
2015 IAKS All Time Award Olympic Stadium, Reconstruction and Roofing, Berlin, Germany
2015 Liao Ning Province Design Award, 1. Prize Universiade Sports Center, Shenzhen, China
2015 The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award New Hans Sachs House, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
2015 Westphalian Award for Building Culture, Distinction New Hans Sachs House, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
2015 ECCS European Steel Design Award Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, South America
2015 Vietnam National Architecture Award National Assembly House, Hanoi, Hanoi, Asia
2015 Vietnam Property Awards "Best Office Development" and "Best Green Development" Deutsches Haus, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Asia
2015 Engineering Award Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Commendation National Assembly House, Hanoi, Hanoi, Asia
2015 Shenzhen Architectural Design Institute, Award for Exemplary Buildings "Public Buildings", 2nd Prize Shenzhen Software Industry Base, Plot 1, Shenzhen, China
2014 Iconic Awards "Architecture", Winner State Ballet School, Berlin, Germany
2014 Iconic Awards "Architecture", Best of Best Qingdao Grand Theater, Qingdao, China
2014 German Steel Construction Award, Distinction Dongguan Basketball Center, Dongguan, China
2014 Balthasar Neumann Award, Distinction New Hans Sachs House, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
2014 BDA Gelsenkirchen, Award for Good Buildings New Hans Sachs House, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
2014 Carl-Friedrich Fischer Prize - Human Habitation, Commendation Housing development at Harderweg, Hamburg, Germany
2013 Protected Historic Monument
2013 China Steel Design Award Universiade Sports Center, Shenzhen, China
2013 Platinum A’ Design Award, "Outdoor Lighting Projects" Universiade Sports Center, Shenzhen, China
2013 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Gold Medal and IPC//IAKS Special Award Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China
2013 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Gold Medal and IPC//IAKS Special Award Bao’an Stadium, Universiade 2011, Shenzhen, China
2013 German Steel Construction Engineering Award National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw, Europe
2013 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Bronze Medal and IPC/IAKS Special Award National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw, Europe
2013 MIPIM Asia Awards, "Best Urban Recognition" Qingdao Grand Theater, Qingdao, China
2013 German Lighting Design Award "Best International Project" National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw, Europe
2013 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Bronze Medal and IPC/IAKS Special Award National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw, Europe
2013 German Lighting Design Award "Best International Project" Qingdao Grand Theater, Qingdao, China
2012 Vietnam State Award National Conference Center in Hanoi, Hanoi, Asia
2012 German Lighting Design Award "Daylight" Hamburg Airport, Hamburg, Germany
2012 Skytrax World Award "Best Regional Airport Europe" Hamburg Airport, Hamburg, Germany
2012 ACI (Airport Council International Europe) Award "10-25 million passengers" Hamburg Airport, Hamburg, Germany
2012 World Stadium Awards, "Engineering Excellence" Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, Middle East and Africa
2012 German Lighting Design Award "Best International Project" Universiade Sports Center, Shenzhen, China
2012 International Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China
2012 International Highrise Award 2012, Special Commendation for Revitalization New Deutsche Bank Towers, Frankfurt, Germany
2012 World Stadium Awards, "Best Multifunctional Stadium Awards" and "Most Innovative Use of Technology" National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw, Europe
2012 13th Biennial Structural Engineering Award National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw, Europe
2012 CEEQA-Awards, Building of the Year National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw, Europe
2011 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Bronze Medal in the category "Major Outdoor Stadiums" Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Middle East and Africa
2011 German Lighting Design Award "Best International Project" Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, Middle East and Africa
2011 IABSE Outstanding Structure Awards, Finalist Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, Middle East and Africa
2011 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Gold Medal Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, Middle East and Africa
2011 Shanghai Exploration & Design Trade Association "Best Building Project", 2. Prize Chongqing Grand Theater, , China
2011 Shanghai Exploration & Design Trade Association "Best Building Project", 1. Prize Poly Plaza, Shanghai-Pudong, China
2011 Shanghai Exploration & Design Trade Association "Best Building Project", 2. Prize Qingdao Grand Theater, Qingdao, China
2011 The National Architectural Award of Vietnam, 2. Prize Hanoi Museum, Hanoi, Asia
2011 Engineering Award Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 1. Prize Hanoi Museum, Hanoi, Asia
2011 China Architectural Design, 1. Prize Universiade Sports Center, Shenzhen, China
2011 Shanghai Exploration & Design Trade Association, "Best Building Project 2011", 2. Prize Dalian Twin Towers, Dalian, China
2010 iF Communication Design Award for visual communication Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, Middle East and Africa
2010 Master Builders Association "Excellence in Construction Awards" Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, Middle East and Africa
2010 Red Dot Design Award "Information Design/ Public Space" Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, Middle East and Africa
2010 German Steel Construction Award Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, Middle East and Africa
2010 Awards for Innovative Excellence in Property Development "Special Mention Award for Stadiums" Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, Middle East and Africa
2010 Steel Award of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), Overall Winner Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, Middle East and Africa
2010 BDA Award Hamburg, Commendation Headquarters of Germanischer Lloyd (GL) Brooktorkai, Hamburg, Germany
2010 CESA (Consulting Engineers South Africa) Glenrand MIB Engineering Excellence Awards Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, Middle East and Africa
2009 BDA Award Berlin, Special Mention Berlin Central Station , Berlin, Germany
2009 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Silver Medal Century Lotus Sports Park Stadium, Foshan, China
2009 Yeşil Yıldız (Green Star), Environmental Medal Calista Luxury Resort, Antalya-Belek, Europe
2009 CISC - Quebec Steel Design Awards "Projects Outside Quebec", 1. Prize Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Middle East and Africa
2009 Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia (LSAA) "Award for Large Structures" Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Middle East and Africa
2009 Fulton Award "Winner for Unique Design Aspects" Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, Middle East and Africa
2009 Steel Awards, Overall Winner Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, Middle East and Africa
2008 Listed as a Historic Monument as Part of Campus Ensemble of the University of Kiel Sports Center, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2008 International Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum Bird Observation Tower on Graswarder, Graswader-Heiligenhafen, Germany
2008 Engineering Construction Award, Distinction Berlin Central Station , Berlin, Germany
2008 International Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum Century Lotus Sports Park Stadium, Foshan, China
2008 International Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum Guna Villa, Jurmala, Europe
2008 International Highrise Award 2008, Nomination Wanda Plaza, Beijing , China
2007 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Gold Medal and IPC//IAKS Special Award Olympic Stadium, Reconstruction and Roofing, Berlin, Germany
2007 BDA Architecture Award "Grand Nike" Olympic Stadium, Reconstruction and Roofing, Berlin, Germany
2007 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Bronze Medal and IPC/IAKS Special Award Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
2007 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
2007 International Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum Berlin Central Station , Berlin, Germany
2007 Allianz pro Schiene, Train Station of the Year Berlin Central Station , Berlin, Germany
2007 Vietnam National Architecture Award National Conference Center in Hanoi, Hanoi, Asia
2006 Marble Architectural Awards, Special Mention Christ Pavilion, Expo 2000, Volkenroda, Germany
2006 Architecture Award Berlin, Distinction Olympic Stadium, Reconstruction and Roofing, Berlin, Germany
2006 Renault Traffic Design Award for innovative and courageous traffic architecture Berlin Central Station , Berlin, Germany
2006 Engineering Construction Award Berlin Central Station , Berlin, Germany
2005 Protected Historic Monument
2005 BDA Baden-Würrtemberg, Award for Good Buildings, Distinction Stuttgart Airport, Stuttgart, Germany
2005 IOC/IAKS Award for Sports Facilities, Bronze Medal RheinEnergie Football Stadium, Cologne, Germany
2005 Light and Architecture Award Olympic Stadium, Reconstruction and Roofing, Berlin, Germany
2005 German Architecture Award, Commendation Olympic Stadium, Reconstruction and Roofing, Berlin, Germany
2004 USITT Architecture Awards, Honor Award Tempodrom and Liquidrom, Berlin, Germany
2003 BDA Award Lower Saxony Mining Archives Clausthal-Zellerfeld, , Germany
2003 Light and Architecture Award, Special Commendation Tempodrom and Liquidrom, Berlin, Germany
2003 Timber Award Baden-Württemberg Exhibition Hall and Conference Center, Hanover, Germany
2003 Timber Award Baden-Württemberg New Trade Fair, Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Germany
2002 BDA Award Hamburg, 3rd Prize Elbkai House, Hamburg, Germany
2002 MSH Prize for Architecture, Distinction Düsseldorf Trade Fair, Hall 6 , Dusseldorf, Germany
2002 German Facade Award, Commendation Mining Archives Clausthal-Zellerfeld, , Germany
2002 The Patriotic Society of 1765, Award for Preservation of Historic Buildings
2002 European Landscape Contractors Association (ECLA), Trend Award Rimini Exhibition Grounds, Rimini, Europe
2002 Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building, Special Award Porsche Center, Leipzig, Germany
2001 Red Dot Award: Product Design "Best of the Best 2001" Interieur Metropolitan Express Train, Germany
2001 Contract World Award Elbkai House, Hamburg, Germany
2001 German Natural Stone Award, Special Award Christ Pavilion, Expo 2000, Volkenroda, Germany
2001 USITT Architecture Awards, Honor Award New Weimar Hall, Weimar, Germany
2000 if Product Design Award "Interior Design" Interieur Metropolitan Express Train, Germany
2000 German Steel Construction Award Pedestrian Bridges, EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany
2000 BDA Award Lower Saxony, Commendation Christ Pavilion, Expo 2000, Volkenroda, Germany
2000 Architecture Award of the Westhyp Foundation for Exemplary Commercial Buildings, Commendation EXPO Hall 8/9, Hanover, Germany
2000 Balthasar Neumann Award, Special Mention EXPO Hall 8/9, Hanover, Germany
1999 Marble Architectural Awards, Special Mention New Trade Fair, Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1999 Architecture Award of the City of Leipzig New Trade Fair, Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1999 German Natural Stone Award, Special Commendation Berlin-Spandau Railway Station, Berlin-Spandau, Germany
1998 German Steel Construction Award, Distinction New Trade Fair, Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1997 German Galvanizing Award, First and One-Time Special Award New Trade Fair, Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1997 German Architecture Award, Distinction New Trade Fair, Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1996 BDA Award Hamburg Jumbo Maintenance Hangar, Deutsche Lufthansa, Hamburg Airport, Hamburg, Germany
1996 USITT Architecture Awards, Honor Award Music and Congress Hall, Lübeck, Germany
1996 Saxon State Prize for Architecture and Construction New Trade Fair, Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1994 Prix d'Excellence "Immobilier d'Entreprise", Finaliste Jumbo Maintenance Hangar, Deutsche Lufthansa, Hamburg Airport, Hamburg, Germany
1993 Building of the Year (AIV Hamburg) Jumbo Maintenance Hangar, Deutsche Lufthansa, Hamburg Airport, Hamburg, Germany
1993 German Natural Stone Award, Commendation Stuttgart Airport, Stuttgart, Germany
1992 BDA Award Berlin, Commendation
1992 German Steel Construction Award
1992 German Steel Construction Award Stuttgart Airport, Stuttgart, Germany
1990 Mies van der Rohe Award Museum of Hamburg History, Glass Roof, Hamburg, Germany
1984 Mies van der Rohe Award Hanse Viertel, Hamburg, Germany
1981 Building of the Year (AIV Hamburg) Hanse Viertel, Hamburg, Germany
1981 BDA Award Bavaria, Commendation European Patent Office, München, Germany
1980 International Color Design Award, Commendation Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Berlin, Germany
1979 BDA Award Schleswig-Holstein Sports Center, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
1979 Concrete Architecture Award, Special Mention Sports Center, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
1978 Federal Competition "Industry in Urban Design", Gold Medal Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Berlin, Germany
1977 German Architecture Award, Special Mention Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Berlin, Germany
Listed as a Historic Monument as part of the Speicherstadt ensemble Kibbelsteg Bridges, Hamburg-Speicherstadt, Germany
LEED Gold Canhigh Center, Hangzhou, China
LEED Gold
DGNB Gold New Deutsche Bank Towers, Frankfurt, Germany
LEED Platinum New Deutsche Bank Towers, Frankfurt, Germany
Passivhaus Housing development at Saarlandstrasse / Alte Wöhr, Hamburg, Germany
DGNB Platin Mefrimex Towers, Hamburg, Germany
LEED Silver Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, South America
LEED Platinum Martin-Luther-School Rimbach/Odenwald, Rimbach, Germany
LEED Silver Dayuan International Center, , China
LEED Gold SOHO Fuxing Plaza, Shanghai, China
DGNB Gold Deutsches Haus, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Asia
LEED Platinum Deutsches Haus, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Asia
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