The gmp Foundation

The Hamburg-based gmp-Stiftung (gmp Foundation) was set up by architectural firm Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp) in 2007 for the purpose of supporting and training students and graduates, and promoting research into architecture, landscaping and landscape conservation both within Germany and abroad.

These aims will be mainly furthered by subventions from the foundation channelled through the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) in Hamburg.

Along with courses for high-flying students and graduates in the field of architecture, the aac will be organising a broadly diversified programme of public lectures, discussions and symposia on cultural and academic subjects to strengthen and highlight the links between architecture and other fields of culture and the arts in a direct and lively way.

The gmp Foundation will thus be a player not only in education but also in cultural affairs as well. It will not only be contributing to the promotion of architecture but also supporting the intellectual and cultural life of Hamburg itself.

A special thank you to all supporters and sponsors:


Fritz Hansen A/S
Gärtner Internationale Möbel GmbH
iGuzzini illuminazione spa Deutschland
Thonet GmbH
Tobias Grau GmbH
USM Möbelbausysteme U. Schärer Söhne GmbH
Vitra AG

Media productions
DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH

Further Partners
Auswärtiges Amt
Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Vietnam
Goethe-Institut in Vietnam
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK)
Vietnam Association of Architects (VAA)