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Ingenhoven Architects

ingenhoven architects

Plange Mühle 1
40221 Düsseldorf
Germany

T: +49 (0)211 30101 01
F: +49 (0)211 30101 31

www.ingenhovenarchitects.com
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Biography

Christoph Ingenhoven founded the architectural studio of Ingenhoven Architects in 1985. As principal and design architect he works on every project. His office has won numerous prizes in international competitions, including numerous first prizes and many awards for realized projects and their ecological and sustainable approach. The studio’s headquarters is at the Plange Muhle, a refurbished former wheat flourmill in Dusseldorf’s Media Port where it employs 60 architects, interior designers, draftsmen and model makers, as well as engineers. It is known for its open-minded working atmosphere with the stress on teamwork and communication. The determining factor in the work of Christoph Ingenhoven is ecology and the well being of the user, the economical and technical progress, the logical construction and a clean finish.The focus is mainly on office buildings, company headquarters, high-rises at home and abroad, department stores, industrial buildings, refurbishment, infrastructure and transportation projects, such as airports and railway stations, urban planning, landscape design and masterplanning. Among the best known projects are the RWE AG headquarters in Essen, the Burda Media Park in Offenburg, a Federal Ministry in Bonn, the Audi Pavilion for international fairs 1999-2002, the Lufthansa Aviation Center in Frankfurt/Main and the Uptown high-rise building in Munich as well as department stores in Chemnitz and Lubeck. Currently international high-rise projects in Sydney, Osaka and Singapore, as well as the New Trade Fair in Hamburg and the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg are ongoing.Christoph Ingenhoven is one of the world leading architects in designing sustainable and ecological architecture. The work is guided by the principles set out by such bodies as the LEED Evaluation, ASHRAE, the Swiss Minergy Standard, BREEAM and the European Standard 2000. The RWE headquarters in Essen, designed in 1991 and completed in 1996, is one of the first ecological orientated high-rise buildings that provides for natural ventilation on each floor, with its double façade technology. The new Lufthansa Aviation Center, awarded 1997 the first prize in an international competition, requires only one-third of the energy of a conventional office building. The European Investment Bank in Luxemburg, to be completed in 2008, is certified as "very good" by the British Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and is the first building in continental Europe to be judged by these standards. Also, the project for the new Main Station in Stuttgart, to be build from 2009 up to 2014, was awarded the Europe Holcim Award Silver 2005 and the Global Holcim Award Gold 2006, the highest endowed architectural awards, for it’s sustainable construction. As a "zero-energy station" it requires no heating, cooling or mechanical ventilation.Main international awards, besides the Holcim Awards, are the RIBA Awards for the Burda Media Park in Offenburg in 2002 and as well for the Burda Car Park in 2004. This project also received the Renault Traffic Design Award 2002. The Main Station Stuttgart project was awarded the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Award 2005 as winner in both categories, Big Urban Projects and Best of Show. In 2007 the European Investment Bank Luxembourg was "highly commended" by the same institution as a future orientated office building.