• Arch. Krzysztof INGARDEN

    Keynote speaker, Ingarden & Ewy Architects

    Arch. Krzysztof INGARDEN

    Keynote speaker, Ingarden & Ewy Architects



    President, Ingarden & Ewy Architects, Poland


    “Europe – Far East Gallery – new annex to The Manggha Japanese Art & Technology Museum”


    2015 A-Design Platinum Award 2015 (ICE Krakow Congress Centre), Como, Italy
    2015 MP Power Award 2014 – for the best convention venue in Poland (ICE Krakow Congress Centre), MeetingPlanner.pl , Warsaw Poland
    2014 UIA Medal – „Friendly Spaces of UIA” (Malopolska Garden of Arts), Durban 2014, South Africa
    2014 Mies van der Rohe Award nomination – (Malopolska Garden of Arts)
    2014 A-Design Platinum Award ,2014 (Malopolska Garden of Arts) , Como, Italy
    2013 Stanislaw Witkiewicz Award 2013, (Malopolska Garden of Arts), Krakow, Poland;
    2013 Project of the Year 2012 (special Award) Polish Architects Association (Malopolska Garden of Arts), Warsaw, Poland
    2013 „ICONIC AWARD 2013” (Malopolska Garden of Arts)– German Design Council, Frankfurt, Germany;
    2013 “Architizer A+ Award 2013” (Malopolska Garden of Arts)– in the category CULTURE : Theaters and Performing Art Centers – Nowy Jork, USA – by Architizer.com
    2013 “Building of the Year 2012″ , in the category CULTURE – by ArchDaily.com
    2013 “Brick Award 2013”, Polish Edition – winner in the category “Public Building”
    2013 “The Best Ceramic Building” – by the “ARCHITEKTURA INSPIRACJI”, Poland
    2013 BUILDER Magazine AWARD : Architects of the Year 2012 – for the Malopolska Garden of Arts Project;
    2013 “Architectural Award of Polityka Magazine” for the year 2012;
    2013 Award “Kraków My Home” 2013 – in the category public buildings (by the Kraków City and editors of Dziennik Polski);
    2013 Award „Construction of the Year 2012” – by Polish Association of Engineers;
    2012 J.Bogdanowski Award for the best architectural achievement in Krakow – Małopolska Garden of Arts, Krakow , Poland;
    2010 The International Property Awards, London – 5 Star Award – mixed used, category: Poland – the best architectural project – ICE Krakow Congress Centre in Cracow
    2010 “Baumit Fasada Roku 2009” – for residential and service buildings in Cracow in the category of “New Building over 1000m2”
    2009 Honorary Polish Architects Union 2009 Award for Krzysztof Ingarden and Jacek Ewý
    2009 “Architect Of The Year 2008 Award” for Krzysztof Ingarden in the Krakow Architect Of The Year
    2009 First prize in the Public Building category for the Wyspiański 2000 Pavillion in “Architect of The Year 2008” ;
    2009 Third prize in the Public Building category for the Japanese Art & Technology Centre Manggha in the „Architect Of The Year 2008” competition
    2008 “Krakow My Home” Architecture Prize for the Rondo Business Park in the public building category;
    2008 “Krakow My Home” Special Prize for the Experiences Garden in Kraków
    2007 First Prize in the CONTACTWORLD 2007 competition in Hannover, Germany for the 2005 EXPO Polish Pavilion
    2007 “Best Completion in Małopolska 2007” Award for the Wyspiański 2000 Pavillion
    2007 Second Prize in the „Form Of the Year 2007” (www.bryla.pl) competition for the Wyspiański 2000 Pavillion
    2007 The Stanisław Witkiewicz SARP Award from the city of Kraków and the Małopolska Region for the single family house in Swoszowice.
    2007 The Maciej Nowicki Award for innovative solutions in Polish architecture „Architecture in Color”
    2006 Ministry of Infrastructure Award „Outstanding Creative Achievements In Architecture and Construction” for the 2005 EXPO Polish Pavilion
    2006 The Warsaw SARP „Project Of The Year 2005” Award for the 2005 EXPO Polish Pavilion
    2006 First prize in the Krakow SARP „Project Of The Year 2005” competition for the Japanese Language School in Krakow
    2004 First prize at the Polish National Competition for the Polish Pavilion at the 2005 EXPO in Aichi, Japan
    2003 First Prize at the Polish national „construction Of The Year 2003” competition for the Logistic Centre in Ożarów Mazowiecki organized by the Polish Engineers and Construction Consultants Society, Ministry Of Infrastructure, and the National Construction Supervisory
    2002 Ministry of Infrastructure’s “Outstanding Creative Achievements In Architecture and Construction” Award for the realization of the Embassy of The Republic
    Of Poland in Tokyo, Japan
    2001 SARP Medal for “The Exceptional Architectural Creation In 2001” for the
    Embassy of The Republic Of Poland in Tokyo, Japan


    Krzysztof Ingarden, born in Wrocław in 1957, educated in Poland and Japan, started his career in Tokyo (1984-5) and New York (1986), and he is a professor at Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, AFM Krakow University and the president of Ingarden & Ewy.

    He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Kraków University of Technology (PK) in 1982, doctorate in 1987, higher doctorate in 2014. In 1983–1985 was a doctoral intern at the School of Art & Design at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. In 1984–1985 he worked at the design office of Arata Isozaki in Tokyo, Japan, and in 1987 at J.S. Polshek & Partners in New York. Co-founder of JET Atelier (1991–2009) and Ingarden & Ewý Architects (from 1998), together with architect, Jacek Ewý.

    Academic teacher, from 1982 to 2000 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Kraków University of Technology. Associate professor 2003-2014, and since 2014 professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University (KAFM), where he held the post of Deputy Dean in 2003–2011. In 2010–2013, external examiner at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dundee University. Guest lectures in Tokyo City University, Hokkaido University of Education, Sapporo; Tsinghua University, Beijing; Bauhaus University in Weimar; Faculty of Architecture Fachhochshule Bremen; Cottbus University, Dundee University, Scotland. Since 2002 – Honorary Consul General of Japan in Kraków.

    Ingarden & Ewý Architects – is one of the leading architectural practice in Poland with their office based in Kraków. The design strategy of the team is focused on experimentation and search for new combinations of materials and forms. The team creates innovative architectural expression through a combination of advanced technology with traditional materials, art and craftsmanship. For their design approach they were awarded the Polish Architects Association prestigious Honorary Award 2009. Some other of their awards include UIA Medal – „Friendly Spaces of UIA” , Durban 2014; A-Design Platinum Award, Italy 2014; „Iconic Award 2013” of German Design Council; “Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award 2013”, by Architizer, New York; “Contactword Award 2007”, Hannover, Germany; “Brick Award 2013” Polish edition; The Maciej Nowicki Award for innovative solutions in Polish architecture; The SARP Medal 2001 for the Embassy of Poland in Tokyo, Japan.

    Ingarden & Ewy’s most renown projects include: concert and convention halls (ICE Krakow Congress Centre), museums (Manggha Museum, Gallery Europe – Far East, Krakow), art and exhibition pavilions (Malopolska Garden of Arts – Performing Arts Center & Mediathque, Krakow; Wyspianski Pavilion 2000, Krakow; Polish Pavilion Expo 2005, Aichi), libraries (Library Papal Academy, Krakow), embassies (Polish Embassy in Tokio, Embassy of Japan, Warszawa), offices (Rondo Business Park, GP Office Krakow), housing developments, and other.