Nikolaus Goetze, "Architecture of Mobility"

gmp - von Gerkan Marg & Partners Architects - became internationally known over 50 years ago with the iconic design for airport Berlin Tegel. Projects in the transportation sector (rail and aviation) have since become an integral part of the DNA of gmp. Operating internationally with over 550 employees from 10 offices, the practice offers the full range of architectural design services, ranging from urban planning, sports, residential, office projects, and cultural venues to product design.

Spaces for mobility are always conceived in response to technological advances, changing business models, historic events, and last but not least, human comfort and desire. In his lecture, Nikolaus Goetze will juxtapose gmp’s designs for mobility with significant historic milestones and highlight the past, current, and future challenges of the continuously changing influences shaping the architectural realm. gmp’s portfolio of built and future transportation and urban planning projects lends itself to speculation about tomorrow’s role of the architect and his/her value added proposal.

Nikolaus Goetze has been an architect and partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners since 1998, and manages the gmp offices in Hamburg, Shanghai, and Hanoi. Projects in Asia include Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center, International Convention and Exhibition Center, Nanning, Guangzhou Development Central Building, National Conference Center, Hanoi, Lingang New City, Dalian Twin Towers, Hanoi Museum, Siemens Center, Shanghai, and National Assembly House, Hanoi.

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
National Conference Center in Hanoi
Alvano Residence
Museum for the History of Hanoi