Iwo Borkowicz is a laureate of 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe as well as EAAE Prize by the European Architectural Medals Committee. In 2017 Iwo was selected as one of “20 young designers to shape the future of design” by Design Indaba, World Design Events and Dutch Design Week.
He obtained his bachelor degree in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland. Later continued his education in Gent, Belgium at the International Masters in Architecture (Resilient and Sustainable Strategies) at KU Leuven, where he obtained a Magna Cum Laude Master Degree.
He is a member of Streetscape Territories, a research platform focusing on the transformation of the urban fabric with streetscapes as its protagonist. Project he is most recognized for is titled “A Symbiotic Relation of Cooperative Social Housing and Dispersed Tourism in Havana Vieja.” based on a two month long in situ research in Cuba (www.willhavana.wordpress.com). In 2016 and 2017 he spoke and publish papers on this topic at PUARL in San Francisco, DDW2017, NED CURP2017 in Karachi and INDESEM in Delft among other.
”I deeply believe that continuous learning and self expression are the foundations of happiness and freedom, that is why being a part of this project means very much to me.”