Martin Rein-Cano was born in Buenos Aires in 1967. He studied Art History atFrankfurt University and Landscape Architecture at the Technical Universities ofHannover and Karlsruhe. He trained in the office of Peter Walker and Martha Schwartz in San Francisco and has worked with the office of Gabi Kiefer in Berlin. In 1996 he founded the TOPOTEK 1 office. In 1999, Lorenz Dexler became a managingpartner at the studio.
Martin Rein-Cano has been appointed as a guest professor in Europe and NorthAmerica and in 2011 he lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, USA in theDepartment of Landscape Architecture. He frequently lectures at internationallyrenowned universities and cultural institutions and regularly serves on competitionjuries. Several professional books and articles have been published exclusively onhis work, which has been honored with many awards and prizes. Most recently in2013 TOPOTEK 1 received the gold medal from the International Olympic CommitteeIOC/IAKS Architecture Award for the Superkilen project in Copenhagen and thebronze medal for the Heerenschürli sport facilities in Zurich; the Red Dot ‘Best of theBest’ Award, the Institute Honor Of National AIA Awards and the Award of Recognition for the German Landscape Architecture Prize 2013. TOPOTEK 1’sproject Superkilen was a finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Prize -the EuropeanUnion Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2013.