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About us

ingenhoven architects is internationally recognized for sustainable architecture and has won numerous first prizes in international competitions and architectural awards. In fact the office is known to be a pioneer in the field of sustainable architecture for three decades. Since 1985, when Christoph Ingenhoven has founded the office, the architects, designers and planners of ingenhoven architects have realized projects of almost every type and size and in almost all regions of the world. All projects were and are designed according to the highest ranking of the respective Green Building Standards, such as LEED, Green Star (Australia,), BREEAM (UK), DGNB (Germany) and CASBEE (Japan).

The range of works of ingenhoven architects includes headquarters for global companies, high-rise towers, department stores, office buildings, higher education and research buildings, residential buildings, hotels, hospitality, manufacturing and infrastructure projects, traffic projects, urban design and revitalization projects as well as product/industrial design and interior architecture.

Being located in Düsseldorf’s Media harbour, where some 80 architects, designers, drafters and model makers work, ingenhoven architects is as internationally set up as are the clients of the office. For all projects, ingenhoven architects are present on site. With offices in Switzerland, Australia, Singapore and the USA, projects experience a high quality of execution anywhere in the world. The office often collaborates with a local team of partners and established experts and advisors.

Ingenhoven architects has been honoured for its projects with numerous national and international awards, among others, The International Highrise Awards 2012/2013 for 1 Bligh, Sydney as well as the Premio Internazionale Architettura Sostenibile “Fassa Bortolo“, The CTBUH Tall Building Award Best Building,; The Global Holcim Awards Gold for the Main Train Station in Stuttgart, the RIBA International Awards for the European Investment Bank, Luxembourg in 2009 and for the Lufthansa Aviation Center at Frankfurt am Main Airport in 2008. The oeconomicum of the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, achieved the Green Good Design Award. All these projects prove the principles of the work of ingenhoven architects: the ecological based, sustainable building approach, the wellbeing of the occupants, technical innovation, flexibility and efficiency of internal spaces, logical structures and a precise finish.