Christoph Ingenhoven is one of the leading international architects committed to sustainable and ecological architecture. He studied architecture and art history at RWTH Aachen University (1978-84) and at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Hans Hollein (1980-83). In 1985 he founded ingenhoven architects.
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Christoph Ingenhoven and his team develop and realise projects of all sizes and typologies in almost all regions of the world in accordance with the respective highest green building standards such as LEED, BREEAM, DGNB and CASBEE. He first received international recognition in 1997 with the RWE Tower in Essen, one of the first ecological high-rise buildings in the world. Since 1997, the office has been planning Stuttgart’s underground central station as the core of the Stuttgart 21 transport and urban development project. With the Kö-Bogen II in Düsseldorf, Europe’s largest green façade was completed in 2020. Several high-rise projects were created a.o. in Osaka, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. His work has won numerous awards, including several RIBA Awards, AR Awards, the Global Holcim Award Gold, the International Highrise Award, and the Gottfried Semper Prize.
The headquarters of ingenhoven architects are located in the Düsseldorfer Hafen. They are also represented internationally in Sydney, Singapore and St. Moritz.