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The pinnacle of prudent and progressive architecture “Places people like to visit and linger in”, this is the aim Gerber Architekten strives towards. The German architecture enterprise wields a convincing compound of assets that integrates four decades of experience, a well-practiced team and professionalism. They remain scientifically informed and cutting edge. Their holistic approach to architecture has seen Gerber Architekten win international awards since the corporation first began. And now a major project is due to open its gates to the public: the King Fahad National Library in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

As a result of their wide-ranging ethos, Gerber Architekten creates structures that have vast appeal to their visitors. The architectural results are intelligible on various levels: visitors may recognise the building’s

TEXT: BENEDIKT MEININGER | PHOTOS: © GERBER ARCHITEKTEN

The architecture venture funnels its diligence into their offices in Dortmund, Hamburg and Berlin, as well as their business locations Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Shanghai, informing worldwide architectural pioneering. “Our goal … is to create built environments that affect people and stir their desires,” they said, emphasising the overarching theme, which they stringently pursue. Gerber Architekten promotes a holis-

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tic approach to how a building is conceptualised and built as part of its environment. “Deductions from the site's specific characteristics and history, the surrounding structures, climate and access path are all parameters of our design process, at the end of which the building – as a unique element – reflects the genius loci, formulating a distinctive and memorable idea of structure and space in all its parts.”

Portrait: Prof. Eckhard Gerber. Photo: David Klammer

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Discover Germany | Issue 28 | July 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business. Cover Feature: Sandra Bullock

Discover Germany | Issue 28 | July 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business. Cover Feature: Sandra Bullock