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Interview Gerald Wehner: “The construction of the building allows dividing up the floor plans.”

© Wehner - Architekten
© Wehner – Architekten

It is not only at imm cologne that designers like Sebastian Herkner experiment with circular forms in architecture (cf. “Das Haus 2016”). In 2012, an unusual building was erected east of Cologne: a round residential tower, like a landmark protruding from the conventional surroundings. Architect Gerald Wehner speaks about the efficiency of round structures, the degree of freedom round buildings offer the architect and the residents’ positive experiences.

Meinhard von Gerkan: “We managed to come up with a design which has stood the test of time.”

Walter Knoll CEO Markus Benz in a talk with Meinhard von Gerkan  © gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg, Germany
Walter Knoll CEO Markus Benz in a talk with Meinhard von Gerkan
© gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg, Germany

Meinhard von Gerkan is one of the most acclaimed German architects worldwide. Airports, stations, trade fair centres, cultural centres, stadia: von Gerkan realises iconic buildings with his team of architects at »gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner«, an architectural partnership that will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. The furnishing of Berlin’s Tegel Airport in 1975 marked the start of the collaboration with Walter Knoll. Since then, there have been a number of successful joint projects all over the world. In the interview Meinhard von Gerkan takls about his work and long-standing partnership with Walter Knoll.

Rivera by Minotti:
the new ourdoor elegance

© Minotti
© Minotti

The Rivera collection wants to suggest a contemporary interpretation of retro elegance reminiscent of a typically Mediterranean vibe. This idea is driven by a desire to experiment with contrasts and unique combinations of materials for the outdoors – lightweight metal, the reassuring warmth of wood, sophisticated weaves and the elegance of the fabrics – all contribute to transform even outdoor spaces into intimate and cozy settings.