Olympic Special Part II: Interview with Friederich Ludewig, the ACME architect behind the London 2012 Olympic Park and Masterplan
Creative Mapping caught up with London-based German architect Friedrich Ludewig as part of our Olympic Special. While Part I focused on the development and planning of the Olympic Masterplan and London 2012 Olympic Park, in Part II of the interview, Creative Mapping finds out more about the architect behind the impressive Olympic arena. The acclaimed British architect is the Director of London architecture firm ACME, and is best known for his involvement in the development of the Olympic Park and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympics.
So how does an architect get to work on a project as high profile as the Olympics? He builds up to it. Ludewig’s career is built on the foundation of his studies beginning at the Technische Universität and the Universität der Künste in Berlin before he moved to London to continue his studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture from which he graduated with Honors in 2001. Ludewig has worked for architectural practices around the world including Sauerbruch Hutton, Diane Lewis Architects and at Foreign Office Architects (FOA) in both their Tokyo and London offices. It was with FOA, where he worked as the firm’s Associate Director, that Ludewig led the team working on the design of the London 2012 Olympic Park.
In this second half of our series, we find out more about Ludewig’s firm, ACME and his philosophies towards his design projects, which bring a fine pedigree of originality to the world of architecture.