The convergence of analogue and digital Architecture in the age of digital representation

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  • Patrik Schumacher
    Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects, London

    Patrik Schumacher is principal of Zaha Hadid Architects and is leading the firm since Zaha Hadidís passing in April 2016. He joined Zaha Hadid in 1988, has been a co-author on most projects and was seminal in developing Zaha Hadid Architects to become a 400 strong global architecture and design brand. In 1996 he founded the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association where he continues to teach. He is lecturing worldwide and recently held the John Portman Chair in Architecture at Harvardís GSD.

    Over the last 20 years he has contributed over 100 articles to architectural journals and anthologies. In 2008 he coined the phrase Parametricism and has since published a series of manifestos promoting Parametricism as the new epochal style for the 21st century. In 2010/2012 he published his two-volume theoretical opus magnum The Autopoiesis of Architecture. He recently guest-edited the magazine AD - Parametricism 2.0 ñ setting architectureís agenda for the 21st Century with a new emphasis on the societal relevance of parametricism.

  • Christopher Ingenhover
    Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf

    Christoph Ingenhoven (*1960) studied architecture and art history at the RWTH University in Aachen (1978 – 1984) and further studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Hans Hollein (1980 – 1983). 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. With the protected term supergreen™, the office ingenhoven architects has imposed upon itself an obligation, which goes far beyond the fulfilment of Green Building standards in the planning and realisation of projects.

    The head office for ingenhoven architects is located in the Düsseldorf Media Harbour. In addition the firm is represented internationally at locations in Zurich, Sydney, Singapore and Santa Clara CA.

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