Christoph Ingenhoven

ingenhoven architects gmbh, Principal & Founder | Düsseldorf, Germany


Christoph Ingenhoven (*1960) studied architecture and art history at the RWTH University in Aachen
and further studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Hans Hollein.
In 1985, he founded the architectural practice ingenhoven architects. The office received international recognition in 1997 with the RWE Tower in Essen, one of the first ecological high-rise buildings worldwide. Since 1997, ingenhoven architects have been planning the underground central station Stuttgart 21 and have developed several excellent high-rise projects in Singapore, Japan and Australia.
Christoph Ingenhoven is one of the leading international architects committed to sustainable and ecological architecture.


Annual Conference, Presenter (London 2013)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2018)

CTBUH Initiatives


14 July 2014


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What role can greenery play in supporting the sustainability of skyscrapers?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Harry Handelsman, Manhattan Loft Corporation; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects; Paul Monaghan, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property;...


11 June 2013


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The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper

Viewpoints: The London Conference

European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed...


26 February 2001


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Greening Office Towers

Christoph Ingenhoven, Ingenhoven Overdiek und Partner

The aim in all the projects described in this paper is to work closely with engineers and other specialists throughout the whole of the design...