Munich, 10th October, 2019 – The jury was in agreement: The key to good housing design is not mass but class. And class is exactly what they found in the IN-Tower in Ingolstadt, which was designed by ATP Munich. Yesterday, the slender tower with the well laid out apartments was recognized as one of Germany’s top 30 housing projects, when it received an award in the “residential high-rise” category.
“We are delighted by the award, because the skillful design of floor plans in housing projects is one of today’s key building tasks”, was the delighted reaction of Florian Beck, Head of Design at ATP Munich, at the prize ceremony. “The successful realization of this task – which is also highly important in urban design terms – is a result of our integrated design culture”. Beck and his interdisciplinary team succeeded in creating a maximum amount of high-quality living space despite a footprint of just 16x16 meters.
Accompanied by the congratulations of his colleagues he accepted the prize together with the Managing Director of ATP Munich Michaela Hauser, the Lead Project Manager Andre Lyashenko, and representatives of the client 6B47.
“Outside: a timeless, elegant architecture. Inside: high quality and, in the best sense, functional finishes. And a sense of life and well-being that is unique to Ingolstadt. The tower undoubtedly has the potential to become one of the landmarks of this beautiful city”, was the high praise offered by the client, 6B47 Board Member Kai-Uwe Ludwig.
Another reason for celebrating: The striking façade and sculptural presence of the hip residential tower also adorn the cover of the yearbook “Ausgezeichneter Wohnungsbau 2019”: “Good examples have an impact and it is always helpful to seek ideas and encouragement from exemplary projects”, said Andreas Hagenkord, press officer of Callwey. The objective of the book is to create a well-deserved presence for architectural quality in contemporary housing.
About the award
The German Housing Award was presented in 2019 for the first time. It rewards Germany’s best housing projects in the categories of aesthetic design, experimental approach, generational living, innovative façade, mixed use, sustainable energy concept, densification, participative planning, district development, revitalization, social housing, and residential high-rise.