The Alter Wall 2-32 renovation project by gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects brings new life to central Hamburg. Historic buildings have been renovated to give the city new spaces and pedestrian zones, while uncovering and revealing architectural elements that had been hidden as the buildings were changed over the years.
Architectural design has to deal with two strong, distinct realities: global and local, internationalism and nationalism and frequent consequences of this dichotomy are cross-contaminations and hybridizations.
The refurbishment of an apartment in Prague by Czech architecture firm SMLXL turns into the opportunity to introduce contemporary architectural and design elements into an existing building in the Letná Park zone.
The new roof of the Arena in Verona will demonstrate respect for the historical monument and the thousands of years of history behind it. This is the promise of architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp) and engineers Schlaich Bergermann Partner (sbp), winners of the international competition for ideas held by the city government.
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