Lines of thought Meinhard von Gerkan exhibition in Riga

Heiner Leiska, Marcus Bredt,

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The exhibition underway at St.Peter's Church in Riga celebrates gmp’s fiftieth anniversary and its founder Meinhard von Gerkan’s eightieth birthday, presenting more than 150 original sketches of a selection of 46 of the 390 or more projects the studio has built over its long history.

Lines of thought Meinhard von Gerkan exhibition in Riga

St.Peter's Church in Riga, Latvia hosts an exhibition open until January 31 featuring projects created by architectural practice gmp over its fifty-year history and celebrating its founder architect Meinhard von Gerkan’s eightieth birthday. More than 150 original sketches selected by exhibition curator Michael Kuhn from the 3000 or so sketches in the studio’s archives document Meinhard von Gerkan’s ability to sum up even the most complex projects in a few lines drawn freehand.
The exhibition features 46 projects selected out of more than 390 projects in the studio’s 50 years representing “milestones” in its history, starting with Berlin Tegel Airport, gmp’s first commissioned project. The exhibition also includes Meinhard von Gerkan’s projects in his hometown, Riga, and other towns in Latvia since 1999: primarily residential projects such as those built in Jurmala, including the famous Villa Guna built in 2005-2006, one of the architect’s most important projects.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Title: Lines of thought
Date: 27 November 2015 - 31 January 2016
Location: St. Peter’s Church, Skārņu Street 19, Riga, Latvia LV-1050

Images courtesy of gmp, photo by Marcus Bredt, Klaus Frahm, Meinhard von Gerkan, Eglite Guna, Heiner Leiska, Sturmanis Meiers



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