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Prof. Dr. ing. Arch. Bořek Šípek
A world-renowned architect and designer (1949-2016)
Court Architect of President Václav Havel , Czech Republic


1983 Honourable mention for the ‘German Architecture Prize’ for design of Sipkova house, Hamburg
1989 Awarded the Dutch ‘Kho Liang Ie Prize’ for design
1991 Awarded ‘La Croix Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres’ by the French government
1993 Awarded the ‘Prins Bernhard Fonds Prize’ for Architecture and Applied Arts
2005 Awarded ´Talent De L´Originalite´ – Le Sommet du Luxe et de la Creation


1949 Born in Prague
1964 – 1968 Studied Furniture Design at the School for Arts and Crafts in Prague
1968 Moved to Germany
1969 Studied Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Hamburg – 1974 Graduation
1973 Studied Philosophy at Technical University in Stuttgart
1977 – 1979 Scientific assistant at the Institute for Industrial Design at the University of Hannover
1979 Doctorate Degree in architecture at the Technical University of Delft
1979 – 1983 Lecturer in design-theory at the University of Essen
1983 Moved to Amsterdam and opened architecture & design studio
1990 – 1998 Appointed as Professor Architecture at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts
Appointed Court Architect in Prague, Czech Republic by President Václav Havel
1998 Appointed as Professor of Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna
2005 Appointed as dean at Architecture department at the Technical University of Liberec
2012 Owner of glass factory in Novy Bor