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Christoph Ingenhoven of Ingenhoven Architects

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Presented by Christoph Ingenhoven

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the simple approach Christoph Ingenhoven suggests can help architects attain sustainability despite the complexities of the issue.
  2. List the challenges Ingenhoven faced with the Stuttgart station, some of which are often experienced by architects in major public projects.
  3. Describe the structural and “heritage” challenges Ingenhoven faced in the Bentonsilo project.
  4. Discuss what Ingenhoven would like architects to do less of and more of when it comes to city planning and affordable housing.


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Ingenhoven Architects has tackled large and sometimes controversial projects over the years, including the Stuttgart Main Station. In this podcast episode, Christoph Ingenhoven, founder of the German firm, discusses the challenges and rewards of public projects that are subject to social opinion and policy. As one of the leading international architects known for a commitment to the ecological and economical responsibility of handling resources, Ingenhoven describes the serious task architects must take on to create a world that is not just sustainable but regenerative.

Stuttgart Main Station

Photo courtesy of Ingenhoven Architects

The Stuttgart-Ulm railway expansion is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. The future central station designed by ingenhoven associates forms the core of the Stuttgart 21 transport and urban development project.


Aaron Prinz is the host of the Design:ED Podcast and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He was born and raised in the rural Northern California town of Red Bluff, just two hours south of the Oregon border. After one year of college, Prinz relocated to San Francisco to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. At age 26, he began studying architecture at Portland State University while interning at Studio Petretti Architecture led by Amanda Petretti. His professional contributions while at Studio Petretti were focused on a portion of the new Multnomah County Courthouse which is a prominent addition to the Portland skyline. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Roxanne where he continues to work as a designer.


Vitro Architectural Glass Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass), North America’s largest glass producer, is dedicated to glass innovation and fueled by the same people, plants and products that made PPG Glass one of the industry’s most respected and reliable commercial glass manufacturers.


Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in July 2023