Friedrich von Borries

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City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


2007, 2008, 2009

Born 1974 in Berlin.

He studied architecture at the University of Karlsruhe, at the Institut Superieur d’Architecture (ISA) Saint-Luc in Brussels and at the University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin.

He works as an architect in Berlin und Zurich. Since 2005 he teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nürnberg. Together with Matthias Böttger he runs raumtaktik, an agency for spatial intelligence and intervention in Berlin. With the agency they have exhibited in »matchmaker, matchmaker«, Jewish Museum Berlin and ArchiLab Orleans (2003/2004), in »Schlüpferstadt Chemnitz«, Neue Sächsische Galerie, Chemnitz (2006) and »Shrinking Cities«, Berlin and Leipzig (2004/2005).

Selected publications: »Wer hat Angst vor Niketown« (Who is afraid of Niketown), Rotterdam (2004) and »Space, Time, Play«, co-edited with Steffen P. Walz and Matthias Böttger, Birkhauser (in preparation 2007) on synergies between computer games, architecture and urban planning.

In 2002 he was awarded the third prize of the International Bauhaus Award, in 2007 a postgraduate fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).