Konzept+ Atmosphäre

Gerber Architekten

19 June - 8 August 2019

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 6.30pm


Aedes Architecture Forum
Christinenstr. 18-19
10119 Berlin

Opening Hours
Tue-Fri 11am-6.30pm
Sun-Mon 1-5pm and
Sat, 22 June 2019, 12am-6pm
Sun, 23 June 2019, 12am-6pm

Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss
Aedes, Berlin
Dr. Anne Schmedding
Art and Architecture Historian, Berlin
Prof. Eckhard Gerber
Gerber Architekten, Dortmund

Book Launch (in German)
Thu, 8 August 2019, 7.30pm
Aedes Architecture Forum

Vom Klang der Architektur
Eckhard Gerber

Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss Aedes, Berlin

Doris Kleilein
Jovis Verlag, Berlin


Dr. Dieter Nellen
Publisher, Dortmund

Dr. Jürgen Tietz Author, Berlin

Afterwards: Drinks and snacks

Admission is free, please register at info@gerberarchitekten.de until 6 August 2019.


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Since its establishment in 1966, the firm Gerber Architekten, with offices in Dortmund, Berlin, Hamburg, Riyadh, and Shanghai, has realized a wide range of building typologies, ranging from cultural, educational, and research buildings to new forms of housing and work environments. The exhibition ‘Konzept+Atmosphäre’ addresses the firm’s basic overall approaches: shaping architecture atmospherically by integrating landscape elements into the architecture, linking inside and outside, and directed lighting. Realized and planned projects that give rise to tangible architectural atmospheres by means of different conceptual approaches are presented using photographs and models. The aim of the team around Eckhard Gerber is to develop architecture that can be experienced in a multi-layered way, which besides the purpose-oriented functionality also affects people’s senses.

How is a place of emotion created based on an architectural idea? How can architectural work be presented in the abstract conceptual phase? How does the eye of the photographer capture the spatial atmosphere, a central topic for Gerber Architekten? The exhibition ‘Konzept+Atmosphäre’ at the Aedes Architecture Forum sets off on a search for traces in the work of the architecture firm.

King Fahad National Library, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). © Gerber Architekten, Photos: Christian Richters

Models and photographs show a cross-section of the architectural spectrum of Gerber Architekten—from cultural projects such as libraries and concert halls, to university and research buildings; from public to exhibition buildings to buildings for events and housing. On display are et al.: the King Fahad National Library in Riyadh, the Training and Research Centre for the Institute for Brewing, Berlin, the Biology Departments of Dresden Technical University, the MDR Broadcasting House Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg, and the Harenberg City Centre in Dortmund. In addition, six projects that are currently in process at the firm’s various offices in Germany and abroad are also presented.

Concert Hall of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University, Leipzig (Germany). © Gerber Architekten, Photos: Marcus Bredt

The exhibition puts particular emphasis on architectural models, because their three-dimensionality makes them suitable for directly presenting the relationship between concept and atmosphere. Besides insights into the conceptual phase and the design process, Eckhard Gerber also explains how a building becomes a place that people can experience with their senses in a film interview.

Biology Departments of Dresden Technical University (Germany). © Gerber Architekten, Photo: Marcus Bredt | Blue Garden Tower, Al Yasmin District, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). © Gerber Architekten | Front buildings at the ‘Weltquartier Wilhelmsburg’, Hamburg (Germany). © Gerber Architekten, Photo: HG Esch

About Gerber Architekten

Gerber Architekten is an internationally renowned architecture firm with over 180 employees, five offices, and national and international projects in Germany, China, and Saudi Arabia. The firm’s headquarters is in Dortmund, while other offices are located in Berlin, Hamburg, Riyadh, and Shanghai. Architecture, interior architecture, and urban planning and landscape architecture are the fields in which Prof. Eckhard Gerber and his team work. Among the most important projects by Gerber Architekten are the King Fahad National Library in Riyadh, the MDR Broadcasting House Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg, the New Karlsruhe Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre, and the U—Centre for Arts and Creativity in Dortmund.


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