Depuis 1998, l'agence allemande d'architectes Von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, a largement contribué à l'extraordinaire développement architectural de la Chine pour laquelle elle a réalisé une centaine de projets à travers tout le pays. Ce livre en présente une trentaine parmi lesquels on compte le palais des congrès de Nanning, le musée national de Chine, et l'entière conception de Lingan, une ville de 800 000 habitants !
Architecture shapes our lives to a greater extent than almost any other art form. This also applies to the buildings planned by the firm gmp * Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner. With tremendous openness to building on any scale and typology under a wide variety of cultural as well as contextual conditions, the long-established firm has realized airports, soccer stadiums, and cultural buildings all over the world. Since its founding in 1965, the firm has undertaken more than 500 projects in twenty-three countries and has been honored with numerous awards for its buildings. Its extensive oeuvre is reflected in numerous publications, including this profusely illustrated 13th volume of the well-known series of monographs. The fifty buildings and projects from 2011 to 2015 discussed here range from the seat of the Vietnamese National Assembly to the Tianjin Cultural Center, Bund SOHO in Shanghai, Baku Crystal Hall, the stadiums built or converted for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the New Hans Sachs House in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and Pier A-West at Frankfurt Airport.