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  • LEADERS IN ARCHITECTURE MENA SPEAKERS

    Thomas Lucking

    Management Director, Gerber Archtekten International Gmbh

    Thomas Lücking is born in 1971 in Munich and has been Managing Director of Gerber Architekten international GmbH since 2007. After earning his architectural degree in 2000 from the Technical  University of Munich, he worked for Gerber Architekten in Dortmund where he focused on the international projects among which is the award winning King Fahad National Library.

    To lead its construction supervision he lived from 2009 to 2011 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he also 
    established there the first representative office for Gerber Architekten and was responsible for business development in the MENA Region. In 2012, he moved back to Germany to establish for Gerber Architekten the Berlin office which counts now more than 40 architects. Since then he has been leading as Design Director numerous projects in Saudi Arabia, such as the Olaya Iconic Metro Station in Riyadh, the Haram Iconic Metro Station in Makkah and Al-Faisal University Campus in Jeddah.

    Thomas Lucking also occupied an academic position at the University of Wuppertal, Germany where he made teaching contributions in the Faculty of Design and Building Structures. 

     

     

    Gerber Architekten is one of Germany’s leading architecture firms. Founded in 1966 by Professor Eckhard Gerber, the firm is specialized in the design of innovative and efficient architecture and offers the entire range of design services from early concept to the final detailed design of buildings, always with a strong focus on sustainability. Gerber Architekten is a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council and a member of EGNATON e.V., the European Association for Sustainable Laboratories.

    With 50 years of expertise across all project stages, the firm operates worldwide where it has realized a number of high-profile projects for governmental and private clients, including metro stations, high-rise office towers, schools, universities, science and research facilities as well as cultural buildings. Based in Dortmund with branches in Hamburg, Berlin, Shanghai and a permanent representation in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, a team of 200 internationally 
    experienced architects, construction and project managers forms a dynamic company able to respond swiftly, communicate effectively and offer its clients an efficient and decisive design process.

    Gerber Architekten believes that architecture goes beyond the functional provision of space and accessibility while it presents an opportunity to enhance surroundings and express aspirations. They strive to create built environments that positively impact people, to design better buildings and ultimately, better cities. As such, they are committed to creating thoughtful architecture that integrates the Client’s vision with an understanding of contemporary design and technology, while respecting the local cultural and historical context. By this they seek an architecture that forms a 
    meaningful connection to its place, where each design solution is unique to the particular requirements of the project. It is this commitment that sets them apart, adds value and is reflected in their award-winning approaches.

    In 2013, Gerber Architekten has been Ranked 1st for Quality, by the BACS Consortium of Riyadh Metro, and has been recently invited to design and exhibit work at the forthcoming Venice Biennale 2016. 

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