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).