Andrea studied architecture at the Slovak University of Technology. After graduating in 1997, she attended the Faculty of Architecture and Regional Planning at the Vienna University of Technology. Andrea is the founder of ANDREA KLIMKO ARCHITECTURE. She is an Authorized Architect registered in the Architects Registration Board in UK and also in the Czech and Slovak Chamber of Architects as well as a Presidium Member of the Slovak Architects Society.
Her work was awarded in national and international architecture awards. She has been invited to give lectures and to take a part as a jury member at exhibitions in the field of architecture. In 2012 she participated as the Chairman of the international jury at the prestigious Czech Architecture Award GRAND PRIX held annually by the Society of Czech Architects and the Czech Chamber of Architects. She took a part at the latest international festival of architecture and urbanism Architecture week 2012 held at the Summer Palace of Queen Anne, Prague Castle, Czech Republic.
Andrea was nominated for the Crystal Wing Award 2012 honouring eminent figures in the fields of science, medicine, culture, sport and architecture, always for the preceding year. A special award is given for lifelong work, success achieved beyond the national borders. Andrea was the youngest and first female architect who´s nominated for this award in Slovakia.
The philosophy of her work is to search for poetic language of architecture, its beauties, its sensualities… Finding interface connection between dream and reality, between lightness and heavyness, between the line and the vector and between the feminine and masculine principles of our human nature.
ANDREA KLIMKO ARCHITECTURE
is created by architect Andrea Klimko. After 15 years of experience and more than 150 projects in the field of architecture, urban planning and interior design in collaboration with several architects and coauthors, she has been leading the “female” studio under her own name.
ANDREA KLIMKO ARCHITECTURE is operating internationally with headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia) and a new branch office in London (United Kingdom). Her company is focused on unique architecture and interior design as well as on professional graphic and product design within the concept ALL 4 DESIGN.
Studio has been working on various types of projects such as residential, commercial, mixed-use, sport, industrial, health projects and masterplans for private and civic sectors. The RELAXX centre (with co-author P.Kručay), the residential building MONDRIAN (with co-author A.Alexy) and the LEONARDO building (with co-author P.Kollár) are considered to be the studio´s most significant works in Slovakia.
AKA is currently expanding its creative activities in Brazil, Caribbean, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa and seeking additional creative challenges.