Mourning for Professor Meinhard von Gerkan
Meinhard von Gerkan was a graduate of the Architecture degree programme and graduated in 1964 with a diploma thesis on an air passenger terminal building in Hanover-Langenhagen under Professor Dieter Oesterlen. A year later he and his office partner Volkwin Marg, also a graduate from Braunschweig, founded gmp (Gerkan, Marg und Partner) in Hamburg, which is still operating worldwide today.
Just ten years later – in 1974 – he was appointed as successor to Professor Oesterlen to the professorship of Building Theory, Design of Structural Engineering A, which he held until 2002. The Architecture Pavilion, a design by Professor von Gerkan, was also created during this time. His successors at today’s Institute of Building Design were Rolf Schuster and Dan Schürch.
We will publish a more detailed obituary in the coming days.