Genco Genco Berk is an Austrian “World Citizen”, who was born in Istanbul and spent his childhood in Frankfurt, Germany. During this period he and his parents (architect / painter) frequently traveled to museums in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Zurich, and to events like Documenta in Kassel, Germany. Exposed to the world of art and being raised by two artists gave him a clear understanding and a thorough developed feeling to discriminate trends.
He is a second generation architect / interior designer and award winning product designer with more than 35 years of experience in “High-End” residential and commercial interiors. At the age of 17 he started to assist his father in interior design projects. Later on he studied architecture in Turkey and in the U.S.A. After graduating he executed the interior design for Dresdner Bank A.G. representative office in Istanbul.
In 1990 he moved to Vienna and continued his architectural career by working as a free-lance architect in hospitality projects. During this period he made several excursions to Florence, Milan, Rome, Verona, Vicenza, Venice, Budapest and Prague.
Since 2004 he is continuing his profession in Shanghai and Japan and executes high-end residential, hospitality and commercial as well as award winning boutique hotel architecture and interior design projects in combination with energy efficient solutions.