gmp: Worldwide Stadium Builders

For several years, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners have been making a name for themselves in stadium design. Their projects include the Berlin Olympic Stadium, which was renovated and refurbished for the FIFA World Cup in 2006; the stadiums in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban, completed for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the stadiums in Warsaw and Kiev completed for the 2012 UEFA European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. gmp Architects were involved with the design for the National Stadium in Brasília and the Arena da Amazônia in Manaus for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In addition, they were responsible for the design of the modernisation of a third World Cup stadium – the Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte.

Currently they are planning a Tennis Center and Aquatic Center for the Olympics  in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, one of the world's most famous and prestigious football venues.

The architectural practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners was founded by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg in 1965. Since its inception it has grown to include four additional partners, one partner for China, eleven associate partners and more than 500 employees in thirteen offices in Germany and abroad.Their architectural interpretation is characterized by the Vitruvian ideals of solidity, longevity and beauty.

gmp has succeeded in winning more than 590 prizes in national and international competitions, among them more than 290 first prizes and a large number of awards for exemplary architecture. More than 350 buildings have been constructed by gmp worldwide.

gmp has realized stadiums in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Poland, Romania, South Africa and Ukraine.

Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 
Elbchaussee 139
22763 Hamburg
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