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Prof. Dr. Florian Hertweck

Florian Hertweck

Full professor in Architecture

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E02 25-320
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9801
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39801

Florian Hertweck is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master's programme Architecture, European Urbanisation, Globalisation at the University of Luxembourg (www.masterarchitecture.lu). Prior to this position, he was full 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, 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 (www.studio-hertweck.com).

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”.

His 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).


Last updated on: Wednesday, 23 September 2020


  • Since 2016: Professor in Architecture, University of Luxembourg; Director of the Master programme “Architecture, European Urbanisation, Globalisation”
  • 2015-2016: Professor in Design and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism (Théorie et Pratique de la Conception Architecturale et Urbaine), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles; Director of the French-Chinese Master programme “Ecological Urbanism” with University TongJi Shanghai
  • 2013: Visiting Professor Ecole d’Architecture de Casablanca
  • 2012: Visiting Professor Université Libanaise à Beyrouth
  • 2009-2015: Associate Professor (Tenure) in Design and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism (Théorie et Pratique de la Conception Architecturale et Urbaine), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, Member of the Administrative Board (2010-2013); Head of International Programmes (2010-15)
  • 2006-2009: Assistant Professor; Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais; Faculty Theory, History, Design („Théorie, Histoire, Projets“ THP)


  • 2010-2016: Managing Partner at Hertweck Devernois Architectes Urbanistes.
  • since 2017: Studio Hertweck Architecture Urbanism
    See a selection of projects at www.studio-hertweck.com


  • 2007: Ph.D in history of art. Binational dissertation atUniversité Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Graduate school Histoire de l’Art) and Universität Paderborn (Graduate school Reiseliteratur Kulturanthropologie): “Der Architektenstreit von Berlin. Über das Verhältnis von Stadt, Architektur, Geschichte und Identität in der Berliner Republik 1989-99“; Summa cum laude
  • 2003: Master’s degree (DEA) in Modern and Contemporary History of Architecture; Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • 2001: Master’s degree (DPLG) in Architecture; Ecole Nationale Superiere d’Architecture Paris Malaquais


  • since 2018: with ETH Zurich (Chair Architecture of Territory Prof. Milica Topalovic) contribution to the Consultation du Grand Genève with the project “Grand Genève et son sol. Propriété, Ecology, Identité”.
  • since 2016: Research unit Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE); University of Luxembourg. Two current research projects: “Dialogic Architecture” and “A theory of the ground”
  • 2010-2016: Laboratoire de l’école d’architecture de Versailles(LéaV); Winner of the call for research projects of the French Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Sustainable Development “Ignis Mutat Res. Thinking Architecture, Cities and Landscapes through the Prism of Energy”, with the project “Territoire de l’énergie. Climats et recroissance des Transfrontaliers“ (Territories of Energy. Climate and Regrowth of Transnational Regions), with Prof. Djamel Klouche and Prof. Philippe Potié.
  • 2006-2015: Laboratoire Infrastructure, Architecture, Territoire (LIAT), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais
  • Research Project 2010: “Infrastructures in shrinking landscapes.“
  • Research Project 2009: “The notion of Stadtlandschaft and its current recodification”
  • Research Project 2008: “The theory of the Green Urban Archipelago (O.M. Ungers, 1977)“
  • Research Project 2007: “Current future projects of world cities with a special focus on Berlin 2020“

Last updated on: 10 Mar 2020

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See detailRecyclable Architecture: Prefabricated and Recyclable Typologies
Ferreira Silva, Marielle; Jayasinghe, Laddu Bhagya; Waldmann, Danièle; Hertweck, Florian

in Sustainability (2020)

See detailArchitektur auf gemeinsamem Boden : Positionen und Modelle zur Bodenfrage
Hertweck, Florian

Book published by Lars Müller Publishers (2020)

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See detailDie Geschichte des (Erb)-Baurechts in Schlaglichtern
Hertweck, Florian

in Brigitta, Gerber; Kriese, Ulrich (Eds.) Boden behalten - Stadt gestalten (2019)

See detailPour un art et une architecture critique et politique
Hertweck, Florian

in Faces, journal d'architecture (2019), (75), 32-33

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See detailEin Ossarium für Steinsel. Über die architektonische Herausforderung einer ungewöhnlichen Bauaufgabe
Hertweck, Florian; Kolnberger, Thomas

in Kmec, Sonja; Philippart, Robert L.; Reuter, Antoinette (Eds.) Ewige Ruhe? Concession à perpétuité? - Grabkulturen in Luxemburg und den Nachbarregionen - Cultures funéraires au Luxembourg et dans les régions voisines (2019)

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See detailToward a New Land Reform
Hertweck, Florian

in Wolfrum, Sophie (Ed.) Porous City. From Metaphor to Urban Agenda (2018)

See detailIntroduction
Hertweck, Florian

in Hertweck, Florian (Ed.) Positions on Emancipation. Architecture between Aesthetics and Politics (2018)

See detailWho owns the land? Highlights in the history of land reform
Hertweck, Florian; Löhr, Dirk

in Archplus (2018), (231),

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See detailDas Verhältnis der Stadt zur Natur
Brandlhuber, Arno; Hertweck, Florian

in Brandlhuber, Arno; Hertweck, Florian; Mayfried, Thomas (Eds.) Dialogic City. Berlin wird Berlin (2015)

See detailDialogic City. Berlin wird Berlin
Hertweck, Florian; Brandlhuber, Arno; Mayfried, Thomas

Book published by Walther König Verlag (2015)

See detailD'Atlantropa à Desertec: macro-projeter le continent ressource du 20e siècle
Hertweck, Florian; Lopez, Fanny

in Rouillard, Dominique (Ed.) Afriques. Architecture, infrastructures et territoires en devenir (2015)

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See detailSchinkel et l’invention de la ville-paysage
Hertweck, Florian

in Marnes (2014), 3

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See detailStein versus Glas
Hertweck, Florian

in Eine Chronik des Bundes Deutscher Architekten BDA 1903-2013 (2013)

See detailParis versus Berlin. Image, urbanisme et tourisme.
Hertweck, Florian

in Gravari-Barbas, Maria; Fagnoni, Edith (Eds.) Paris, tourisme et métropolisation (2013)

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See detailClimats
Hertweck, Florian; Mandoul, Thierry; Fol, Jac; Lefebvre, Virginie

Book published by Infolio (2012)

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See detailLes infrastructures dans les territoires de décroissance. L’exemple de la Saxe-Anhalt
Hertweck, Florian

in Rouillard, Dominique (Ed.) L’Infraville. Futurs des infrastructures (2011)

See detailInfluences internationales
Hertweck, Florian

in Engrand, Lionel; Nivet, Soline (Eds.) ARCHITECTURES 80, Une chronique métropolitaine (2011)

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See detailDer Berliner Architekturstreit
Hertweck, Florian

Book published by Gebr. Mann Verlag (2010)

See detailLe problème de la reconstruction à l’identique
Hertweck, Florian

in Boulanger, Philippe; Hullo-Pouyat, Céline (Eds.) Espaces urbains à l’aube du 21e siècle. Patrimoine et héritages culturels (2010)

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See detailLa reconstruction de Berlin : entre enjeu identitaire et pragmatisme économique
Hertweck, Florian

in Bérard, Éwa; Jaquand, Corinne (Eds.) Architectures au-delà du Mur. Berlin, Moscou, Varsovie (2009)

See detailDe Berlin 2000 à Berlin 2020. Un changement de paradigme dans la vision du futur
Hertweck, Florian

in Rouillard, Dominique (Ed.) Imaginaires d’infrastructure (2009)

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See detailDie Verdrängung des kulturellen Gedächtnisses. Von der architektonischen Materialitätssimulation im ‚Zeitalter der touristischen Reproduzierbarkeit’
Hertweck, Florian

in Hertweck, Florian; Bracher, Philip; Schröder, Stefan (Eds.) Materialität auf Reisen. Zur kulturellen Transformation der Dinge (2006)

See detailDinge in Bewegung. Reiseliteraturforschung und Material Culture Studies
Hertweck, Florian; Bracher, Philip; Schröder, Stefan

in Hertweck, Florian; Bracher, Philip; Schröder, Stefan (Eds.) Materialität auf Reisen. Zur kulturellen Transformation der Dinge (2006)

See detailMaterialität auf Reisen. Zur kulturellen Transformation der Dinge
Hertweck, Florian; Bracher, Philip; Schröder, Stefan

Book published by Lit-Verlag (2006)

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