Christoph Hesse, 1977, grew up in the highland area of Sauerland in Germany. He received a Diploma in Architecture from ETH Zurich and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University. He has been teaching at Harvard University, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture in Saigon, Cairo University and Universität Kassel.
Christoph Hesse Architects was established in 2010 in Korbach and currently employs an international team of 15 people. In 2018, a branch office was set up in Berlin. The practice has won numerous prizes, like the European 40 under 40 Architecture Award, the Architizer A+ Award, the International Architecture Award and was shortlisted for the Bauwelt Award and DAM Award.
The projects of Christoph Hesse have been exhibited at Architektur Galerie Berlin, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, Contemporary Space Athens, Experimenta Urbana in Kassel, Venice Architecture Biennale and Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt.