gmp Architects


May 19, 2023
November 26, 2023


Tuesday to Sunday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Free admission


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UMBAU Nonstop Transformation

UMBAU (conversion) means the continuous transformation of existing structures. Considering today’s climate goals, UMBAU must move from being the exception to becoming the rule. The exhibition by Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp) discusses recent case studies of conversion practices from the 21st century dealing with the architectural heritage of the Moderne movement. 


What the projects have in common is a conceptual approach to UMBAU, which, starting from a comprehensive inventory of the existing, continues and develops the old as an architectural evolution. UMBAU is not unique, but continues into the future as a Nonstop Transformation, as a collaboration spanning generations.