Gerber Architekten is one of Germany’s leading architecture firms. The company was founded in 1966 by Professor Eckhard Gerber who chairs the managing board of the company to this day. Our company is specialized in the design of innovative, intelligent and efficient architecture. We offer the entire range of design services from the early concept sketches to the final detailed design of buildings, always with a strong focus on sustainability. Gerber Architekten has four offices in Germany, one office in Shanghai, China and one in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The main studio is located in Dortmund, in the Ruhr region of Germany. Satellite offices are located in the harbour city of Hamburg and in the nation‘s capital of Berlin and Munster. We are a team of 250 highly skilled and motivated professionals in various disciplines and professions: architects, interior designers, landscape architects, construction and project managers as well as cost specialists. More than 90 percent of our team have academic degrees.
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The new Allianz Park in Stuttgart Vaihingen unites the insurance group's offices, which were previously located in the west and in the city centre of Stuttgart, to form a new corporate headquarter. In addition to a high-rise solitaire, the campus comprises four other lower satellite buildings. The striking high-rise office building with its century-old oak tree defines the central main entrance and thus emphasises the new location. The basement, which connects everything, with its central uses such as canteens, event and sports areas, offers the meeting and communication areas necessary for a modern company. The innovative and modern design with its dynamic shape, the light-flooded entrance area and the underground three-field hall is conceived for an area of 6 hectares. This new building is emblematic of the group's durability and sense of tradition - its dynamic design and layout also illustrate its future orientation and flexibility.
The King Salman Park Masterplan was designed with history and culture in mind and with a strong underlying identity of the city of Riyadh. Taking into consideration two main masterplan elements - the Wadi and the Innovation Loop, the aim is to create a green oasis that will bring the people of Riyadh together and inspire future generations. The main existing links, such as the north-south axis to the city centre and the east-west axis to the business district, are important for the expansion of the road network and the wadi system. By linking the newly created landscape through the park and existing green spaces, a network of green zones is created, which acts as a catalyst and creates new improved urban conditions for Riyadh.
The “Intelligent Transportation Exhibition Hall”, area 12,218m², is in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang. Three inverted conical forms join into one hoovering above the reflecting pool. The height and volume vary 2, 3, and 4 stories. The unified volume contains a central atrium, grand stair, product display, workshop, exhibit space, conference hall and roof gardens. The entry bridges the pool into the main Hall. Gerber Architekten's design is inspired by “Intelligent Transportation," everyday transit patterns, data acquisition, management and distribution via "Smart Systems." Exhibit circulation traces the radial building. Visitors are immersed and space experienced in a “World of Transportation” holistically. The curved grand stair is integrated into structure and envelope form is experienced vertically as a fluid continuum. The radius facade clad in horizontal solar louvers with active LED lighting represents architectural dynamism and the rapid progress of modern transportation technologies.