Archinect - News 2017-08-22T11:07:42-04:00 gmp to design new urban development in Shenzhen, China Justine Testado 2013-12-19T19:32:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T19:33:01-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture firm von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners won a large commission earlier this week to design a new urban development in Shenzhen, China. The 45-hectare project is part of an economic plan that China developed for the area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters."<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images &copy; gmp</em></p> von Gerkan, Marg and Partners to Design Tianjin Exhibition Center Alexander Walter 2013-03-19T15:15:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T13:55:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the first prize in the international design competition for the new exhibition center in Tianjin, China. gmp beat out tough competition from Fuksas, HHP, NBBJ/BIAD, and others.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Our questions are critical.... Nam Henderson 2011-04-13T23:13:04-04:00 >2011-05-10T22:48:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gerkan: This idea of only wanting to work for private individuals is absurd. In a country like China, where does private end and where does government-owned begin? Private citizens turn out to be aligned with the government, or a private developer obtains government financing for his building. For architects like us, this is almost impossible to figure out. Many of those who criticize us are building the five-hundredth high-rise building in China and claim to have integrity. This is a fallacy.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Within two days of&nbsp; the opening of the first exhibition at the newly renovated National Museum of China,&nbsp; Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at the Beijing airport. Der Spiegel recently spoke with&nbsp; Meinhard von Gerkan of the renowned architecture firm gmp in Hamburg, who designed the renovations. Their discussion focuses on the morality of building in modern China. Particularly for a project wherein the government is patron and the site is as historic and politicized as&nbsp; Tiananmen Square.</p>