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Industrial Buildings in an Urban Context

By (author) Meinhard von Gerkan
By (author) Nikolaus Goetze
By (author) gmp PR & Communication


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  • Forty development and design projects of industrial buildings in Chinese and some German urban settings by the German architectural firm gmp (von Gerkan, Marg and Partners)
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How can industrial buildings with long histories and spatial uniqueness be integrated into urban life more actively? How can newly built industrial plots with large-scale industrial and commercial buildings be situated and integrated into urban planning and design?

This book features nearly 40 cases of redevelopment and industrial design by the German architectural firm gmp Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Shenzhen (mainland China), and some German cities. These designs are for commercial and industrial buildings, cultural and convention centres, exhibition halls and data centres. They apply gmp’s design concept to industrial buildings within the context of the metropolis, work that is characterised by conciseness, diversity, unity, uniqueness, and orderliness. This book provides examples of, and references to, urban industrial building areas and industrial architecture design, and can be used as a reference by teachers and students of urban planning studies, architectural history, architectural heritage conservation, and architectural design.

Text in English and Chinese.

About the Author

Meinhard von Gerkan, architect, professor, founding partner of gmp Architects, senior member of the German Architects Association BDA. He has been awarded the Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize, the German Fritz Schumacher Architecture Prize, the Romanian State Prize, the Medal of the Higher Free Academy of Arts in Hamburg, the Grand Prix of the German Architects Association (BDA ), and the Cross of the Order of the Federal Republic of Germany, First Class.

Tongji University Press
8th Nov 2022
World excluding China
270 mm x 210 mm
496 Pages
500 color, 20 b&w
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