The architectural practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners was founded by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg in 1965. Since its inception it has grown to include four additional partners, one partner for China, twelve associate partners and more than 500 employees in ten offices in Germany and abroad. gmp is one of the few practices with a generalist position, which takes responsibility for a project from the design idea and its realization right through to the interior design.They are internationally recognized not only for their projects like the New Trade Fair in Leipzig, the Rimini Exhibition Center or the Christ Pavilion for the EXPO 2000, but also for their designs. Key examples are the designs for the reconstruction and roofing of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin or Berlin Central Station, which was completed in 2006. gmp has succeeded in winning more than 470 prizes in national and international competitions, among them more than 270 first prizes and a large number of awards for exemplary architecture. More than 330 buildings have been constructed by gmp worldwide.