Book Presentation

Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner: Bauen in Italien. Erfahrungen 1996–2023 / Costruire in Italia – Esperienze 1996–2023

Book Presentation

September 15, 2023, 6:00 pm at German Study Center in Venice (Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani) Registration to event@gmp.de Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner: Bauen in Italien. Erfahrungen 1996 -2023 / Costruire in Italia – Esperienze 1996–2023

Writer and journalist Petra Reski talks with gmp founding partner Volkwin Marg, editor and author of the book, and architect Clemens Kusch about hopes, illusions and successes.

About the book: In 1996 gmp realized its first project in Italy: the exhibition Renaissance of Railway Stations that was part of the 6th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. In 1997 gmp’s winning design for the new exhibition halls in Rimini marked the beginning of its list of another 59 projects in the country, comprising diverse structures such as train stations, airports, stadiums, hospitals, or research buildings. Many of these were for sites of historical significance that required the utmost sensitivity in execution; 13 of them have actually been realized to date.

This book tells the story of gmp’s work in Italy in seven chapters, placing all projects in the historical context of their respective location. In an interview, Volkwin Marg, one of gmp’s two founding partners, talks about his experiences, his enthusiasm for Italy’s building culture, gmp’s great successes, unexpected major obstacles, tough negotiations, and deep disappointments. Numerous color photographs, plans, and historical reference images supplement the texts.