Philipp Oswalt | Architect & Publizist

born. 1964 in Frankfurt am Main (germany)
Studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Fine Arts in Berlin

1988-1994 he worked as editor for the architectural journal "Arch+" und organisierte Symposien, Workshops und Vortragsreihen an der TU Berlin.
1996-1997 work for the 'Office for Metropolitan Architecture' - Rem Koolhaas | Rotterdam
afterwards as Projectdirector for MVRDV | Rotterdam Homepage MVRDV for the conceptual design of the Dutch Pavilion for the EXPO 2000 | Hannover

Since1998 architect in Berlin
1998 Winner of the international competition for the design of the memorial site of the'Former Women Concentration Camp Ravensbrück' Ravensbrück (in collaboration with Stefan Tischer | Landscapearchitect Homepageund Stefanie Brauer | Historian)
1999 Honorable mention for the competition entry for the memorial site in Fort Zinna | Torgau

1998 - 2000 Teacher at the Technische Universität Berlin and Hochschule der Künste Berlin
since 2000 Visiting Professor for Design at the Technical University Cottbus

Contributions to several exhibitions as First Berlin Biennale, (1998), 'Children of Berlin' (P.S.1 | New York 1999), Venice Biennale Expo Online 2000, ), Urban Rumors (Arc en Reve |Bordeaux 2000)

Texts on contemporary architecture published in numerous German and international books and journals
Author of the book 'Berlin_City without form. Strategies of a different Architecture' (Munich & New York | 2000)
Editor of the price winning book "Wohltemperierte Architektur. Neue Techniken des energiesparenden Bauens" (Heidelberg | 1994)
Organized exhibitions, symposiums and workshops (TU Berlin, Aedes Galerie, Akademie der Künste Berlin)
Initiator and Coordinator of the European Research project 'Urban Catalysts' on temporality in urban space, financed by the European Commission (program 'City of Tomorrow'), a two year project starting April 2001, which will investigate five different European cities (Helsinki, Amsterdam, Vienna, Napels, Berlin) in collaboration with ten local partners.
Principal Curator of the interantaional Research and Exhbition Project 'Shrinking Cities' for the German cultural foundation.