Lorenz Dexler was born in Darmstadt in 1968. He studied landscape architecture at Hannover Technical University. After working at the office of Prof. Günther Nagel in Hannover and at Wehberg Eppinger Schmittke in Hamburg, he began his collaboration with TOPOTEK 1 in 1996. In 1999 Lorenz Dexler became a managing partner at the studio.
He is lecturing at a diversity of schools and institutions, and frequently taking part on international design juries.
The central task of TOPOTEK 1 is the design of urban open spaces. The search for conceptual design approaches based on a critical understanding of immanent realities leads TOPOTEK 1 to decided statements concerning the urban context. Throughout design, planning, and construction TOPOTEK 1 offers solutions for independent new parks, squares, sports-grounds, courtyards and gardens. These designs answer to contemporary requirements for variability, communication and sensuality.