Meinhard von Gerkan

John Hill
20. May 2016
gmp: National Stadium, Brasilia (Photo: Marcus Bredt)

The third installment in an interview series that explores the philosophical concerns of architects exhibiting at "TIME - SPACE - EXISTENCE," a collateral event at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, features architect Meinhard von Gerkan, founding partner of Germany's gmp Architekten.

gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner has a dozen offices worldwide, including four in Germany and three in China. The firm is known for, among other things, the design of stadiums on four continents, three of which will serve the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. In the four-minute film, Von Gerkan explains the four tenets of gmp's philosphy, which he defined when it was founded by von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg in 1965.

Reflecting the conceptual framework of the Global Art Affairs Foundation, the series explores the philosophical concerns of architects exhibiting at TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, part of the 2016 collateral programming at the Biennale Architettura 2016. The diverse roster includes Denise Scott Brown (USA), Peter Eisenman (USA), Curtis W. Fentress (USA), Meinhard von Gerkan (Germany), Dirk Hebel (Switzerland), Frei Otto (Germany), and Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell (Singapore). Curated and produced by PLANE—SITE, the video series will be on view for the duration of the TIME SPACE EXISTENCE exhibition. The series is produced by GAA Foundation with the support of the European Cultural Centre.

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