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Friedrich Ludewig
ACME
London, UK
 

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The Meaning of Place: Parametric Ornamentation
FRIEDRICH LUDEWIG is a founding Director of ACME. He studied at the Technical University Berlin and the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin between 1995 and 1999, then moving to London where he received the Diploma in Architecture with Distinction (Honours) from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2001. Ludewig is a member of the German Chamber of Architects/Berlin.
 
Friedrich worked for a number of practices throughout his student years, most notably with Sauerbruch Hutton Architects (Berlin/London) and Diane Lewis Architects (Berlin/New York) where he was involved in both national and international competitions. As Associate Director at the Foreign Office Architects (FOA) between 2004 and 2007, he led the team working on the London 2012 Masterplan, Olympic park and infrastructure commission.
 
Over the years Friedrich has taught and lectured as a Visiting Critic at Darmstadt University (2009), Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (2007-08), The Bartlett UCL in London, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2005), The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (2003-2005), and as Visiting Studio Critic at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
 
ACME’s work varies across a wide range of functions, types and sizes – from palaces to parks, offices to museums, bridges to department stores, car parks to power stations. A significant amount of work is focused on city centres, divising coherent open spaces and development strategies and often including new inner-city squares and green spaces. The intensification of uses are explored through new built forms, including large-scale retail, hotel, office, residential and cultural programmes.
 
ACME have also won a number of international awards, including several RIBA and sustainability awards - 2010 RIBA Manser Medal and 2010 Longlisted Stirling Prize, both for Hunsettt Mill. The practice has also been winning in invited competitions, garnering 1st prize in the 2016 Swansea City Center Competition, shortlisted for 2016 Kings Cross S5 London Competition and Second Prize for Expo 2020 Souk Dubai Competition in 2015 to name a few. Exhibition works including the Global Design NYU, London Building Design Center 2012. Prior to ACME, Friedrich was involved with the 2012 British Pavilion design at the 8th International Architectural Biennalie in Venice, Italy.
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