Florian Hertweck is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master's programme Architecture, European Urbanisation, Globalisation at the University of Luxembourg. Prior to this position, he was Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles and Visiting Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg.

After studying architecture at ENSA Paris-Malaquais and contemporary history of architecture at Université Paris 1, he received his doctorate in 2006 on the Berlin architectural controversy (Der Berliner Architekturstreit) at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Universität Paderborn.

He has been working as an independent architect since 2005, from 2010 to 2015 in partnership with the French architect Pierre Alexandre Devernois, and since 2016 as part of Studio Hertweck in Luxembourg.

His research and planning activities include design strategies for metropolitan regions, such as Berlin, Paris, Shanghai, Casablanca, Istanbul, the Greater Region and more recently Geneva, together with Milica Topalovic from ETH Zurich, in the context of the Consultation du Grand Genève.

In 2018 he curated, together with Andrea Rumpf, the Luxembourg Pavilion for the 16th Architecture Biennial in Venice, for which he co-edited the accompanying Arch+ “The Property Issue. Ground Control and the Commons”. 

He is currently member of the National Board for Spatial Planning at the Luxembourg Ministry for Energy and Spatial Planning, of the Scientific Board of the Laboratoire Infrastructures, Architectures, Territoires (LIAT) at ENSA Paris-Malaquais, and of the Scientific Board of the Swiss Magazine FACES.

Hertweck’s major publications include: Architektur auf gemeinsamem Boden. Positionen und Modelle zur Bodenfrage (Lars Müller Publishers 2020); Positions on Emancipation. Architecture between Aesthetics and Politics (Lars Müller Publishers 2019, with Nikos Katsikis), Dialogic City. Berlin wird Berlin (Walther König Verlag 2015, with Arno Brandlhuber and Thomas Mayfried); the critical edition of Oswald Mathias Ungers’ and Rem Koolhaas’ The city in the city. Berlin: a Green Archipelago (Lars Müller Publishers 2013, with Sébastien Marot); “Climat(s)” (Infolio, 2012, with Thierry Mandoul, Jac Fol and Virginie Lefebvre); Der Berliner Architekturstreit (Gebr. Mann Verlag 2010).

Research interests
Urban Design
Urban planning
Ecological transition
Urban regeneration

Latest content Florian Hertweck took part in

Geography & Spatial Planning
Luxembourg in Transition
A consortium of researchers and designers led by the “Geography & Spatial Planning” department at the University of Luxembourg is one of the 10 teams selected by the Ministry of Energy and Regional Planning to imagine the future of the country. The objective of the mission is clear: bring innovative ideas for a sustainable and resilient Grand Duchy.
Geography & Spatial Planning
Grand Genève et son sol. Property, Ecology, Identity
The transborder region of Geneva is characterized by a socioeconomic imbalance between its core, the city of Geneva, and a residential belt located beyond the Franco-Swiss border with large protected agricultural areas in between.
Our territorial design strategy for Greater Geneva 2050 proposes the creation of one balanced, resilient metropolis out of the two separate agglomerations, offering proximity between work and life and between urban structure and agriculture.