J.MAYER.H – could should would

This is the second book to present the entire oeuvre of J. MAYER H., starting with research and moving through design to project development, and culminating in the actual building itself. A number of renowned authors, such as Georges Teyssot, John Paul Ricco and Ana Miljacki, take a variety of approaches toward positioning the office’s work in todays international architecture scene. Recent international projects include Metropol Parasol, the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnación in Seville, Spain; the Court of Justice in Hasselt, Belgium; and several public and infrastructure projects in Georgia, for example an airport in Mestia, the border checkpoint in Sarpi, and three rest stops along the highway in Gori and Locchini. Other exciting projects are coming up soon: the Karlsruhe 300 jubilee pavilion KA300 in the royal gardens; a parking garage façade in Miami, Florida; the FOM University and the Rhein740 residential high-rise in Düsseldorf; and VOLT, a new retail and experience complex in the heart of Berlin.

Ed. Wilko Hoffmann
texts by Georges Teyssot, John Paul Ricco and Ana Miljacki
2015, copyrights J. MAYER H., Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, and authors
ISBN 978-3-7757-4053-01

RAPPORT - Experiments with Spatial Structures

Excerpt from the press release: “For the museum’s 10-metre high exhibition space J. MAYER H. has developed a walk-in installation. Walls and floor are clad in carpeting, on which data security patterns are printed in black and grey. The work’s space-consuming concept negates the strict geometry of the entrance hall. The considerably enlarged, repeating patterns produce a flickering impression and transform the white cube into a playful scenario of interpermeating forms and structures. Supplementary three-dimensional models translate the two-dimensional patterns into concrete forms. The catalogue of the exhibition includes various illustrations, explanatory texts and a commented biography.”

Exhibition Location: Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition Dates: September 16th 2011 – April 9th 2012
Text Authors: Ursula Mueller, Thomas Koehler, Georg Vrachliotis
Book Design: Anja Lutz, Photos by: Ludger Paffrath
Publisher: Berlinische Galerie
Printed by: The Green Box – Kunst Edition Berlin
ISBN: 978-3941644-31-1, 77 pages,
19.80 EUR at the Museum Shop

Hatje Cantz
Berlinische Galerie

DVD- Architektur als Abenteuer

Internationale Kuratoren halten ihn für einen zukünftigen Klassiker des 21. Jahrhunderts, einen Brückenbauer zwischen Moderne und Postmoderne: Jürgen Mayer-Hermann, der mit 45 Jahren bereits prominent im New Yorker Museum of Modern Art vertreten ist.

Der Film von Claudius Gehr beleuchtet die Arbeit der J. MAYER H. Architekten. Im Mittelpunkt des Films steht der gigantische, skulpturale Neubau «Metropol Parasol» in Sevilla, sein bislang größtes Bauwerk. Zugleich wird die Arbeit des Berliners als Gesamtschau vorgestellt anhand von Beispielen aus Architektur, Produktdesign, Grafik und Kunst.

Regie: Claudius Gehr

Kamera: Daniel Egenolf, Gus Lichtenberg, Anne Petry

Produktion: planetfilm, ARTE

Produktions-Land+Jahr: D, 2011

DVD, Farbe, 60 Min. + Extras, deutsche Fassung


A.WAY: catching future by the fairytale …. A.WAY is a fairytale exploring the potential of digital technologies in the context of the future of mobility. It takes the reader on a journey to discover the creation of Pokeville, a model of future cities in which cars turn from viewing machines for maneuvering through traffi c to sensorial experience machines. In Pokeville, the car becomes a catalyst for social interaction and a personalized perception of the city. It invites you to wander A .WAY. …

Published by Trademark Publishing, 2011
Hardcover ISBN 978-3-9813228-5-9 (English)
eBook version ISBN 978-3-9813228-6-6

J. MAYER H. - Metropol Parasol
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2837-9
Publisher: Hatje Cantz

With Metropol Parasol, J. MAYER H. Architects have created a new landmark for the city of Seville. The design by the architectural office received first prize in the competition for the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnación at the center of the medieval district of the capital of Andalusia. Metropol Parasol has the potential to turn the Plaza into a new, contemporary urban center in a quarter that was long neglected. The building complex, with its large, parasol-like structures, contains a museum featuring archeological finds in the basement; an indoor market on the ground floor; an elevated square for events, bars, restaurants; and a panoramic walkway on the roof of the parasol. The multifunctional Metropol Parasol signals an initial step in the dynamic development of cultural and commercial facilities at the heart of Seville.

English/Spanish, 2011. 160 pp., 166 color ills.
23.00 × 24.00 cm, softcover


Published by DAMDI Architecture Publisher
2010 ISBN 89-91111-21-1(English & Korean)


Published by Druckerei Elsholtz GmbH, 2010 ISBN 978-3-00-031368-4 (English)


Large pattern book – numbered and signed
German/English, 2010. 216 pp., 100 ills. in duotone
40.00 × 36.00 cm, hardcover
ISBN 978-3-7757-2779-2 Hatje Cantz Publisher

Hatje Cantz Publisher

J. MAYER H. - arium

Published by Hatje Cantz, 2010
ISBN 978-3-7757-2540-8 (English)


Published by Hatje Cantz, 2009
ISBN 978-3-7757-2223-0 (English)
ISBN 978-3-7757-2222-3 (Deutsch)


Ed. Henry Urbach, Cristina Steingräber, texts by Stephen Hartman, Andres Lepik, John Paul Ricco, Ilka und Andreas Ruby, Felicity D. Scott, Henry Urbach, Philip Ursprung, interview with the architect by Rolf Fehlbaum.
German edition: ISBN 978-3-7757-2222-3
English edition: ISBN 978-3-7757-2223-0