Born: June 14, 1949, Prague
Death: February 13, 2016, Prague
Prof. Dr. ing. Arch. Bořek Šípek - A world-renowned architect and designer (1949-2016) Court Architect of President Václav Havel , Czech Republic. Bořek Šípek, born in Prague in 1949 was a famous Czech architect and designer. He is known around the world for his rich style that has been described as Neo-Baroque, for which he is also known as the father of. Famous for his unique individual style, Šípek often experimented with strange shapes that gave the final appearance of opulence, hence the Father of the Neo-Baroque title. His designs of architecture and glass are well known throughout the world and his art is represented by offices in Prague, Amsterdam and Shanghai. Šípek had the honor of being the Prague Castle Court Architect under Václav Havel. Bořek Šípek held a Doctorate in Architecture from the Technical University of Delft, which he obtained in 1979. He taught in Prague and Vienna and was appointed Dean of the Architecture department at the Technical University of Liberec in 2005. He was presented with a variety of awards including the Dutch Kho Liang Ie Prize for design in 1989, the La Croix Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government in 1991 and the Talent De L´Originalite´ - Le Sommet du Luxe et de la Creation in 2005. He designed exteriors and interiors for lounges, office, retail and residential spaces in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Qatar, Lebanon, China and Japan.