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Bořek Šípek


1949 - born in Prague 1964-68 - studied furniture design at the School of Applied Arts in Prague 1968 - emigrated to Germany 1969 - studied architecture in Hamburg 1973 - graduation 1973 - studied philosophy in Stuttgart 1977-79 - assistant lecturer at the Institute of Industrial Design, Hanover University 1979 - doctorate in Architecture at the Technical University in Delft (thesis on the theme “Relationship between architecture and semiology“) 1979-83 - lectureship at Essen University (design – theory) 1983 - moved to Amsterdam, where he set up an architecture and design studio 1983 - awarded the German Architecture Prize for a glass house for his sister (Hamburg) 1989 - awarded the Dutch Kho Liang le Prize for design 1990 - appointed Professor of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Prague (until 1997) 1991 - named Architect of Prague Castle by the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel 1991 - award of the French Government La Croix Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres 1994 - prince Bernhard Foundation Prize for architecture and applied arts 1996 - moved to Prague indefinitely 1997 - named Professor of Architecture at Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna 1999 - founded the Šípek Associates architectural studio Šípek’s most distinct architectural projects are as follows: Museum of Modern Art project in Den Bosch (Netherlands). Boutique for Karl Lagerfeld (Paris). The new entrance to the President’s Office at the second court of Prague Castle. Reconstruction of Prague Castle Picture Gallery. Design of the interior of the workroom of the President of the Czech Republic. Reconstruction of the footbridge over Chotkova street in Prague. Facade of the Komatsu department store in Tokyo. Private houses in Holland and Germany. Family house in Prague 6. Residential house in Prague-Bubenec etc.