Goldener Engel, Brauhaus Goldener Engel KG, Neisser Straße 1, Ingelheim, Germany - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN

Goldener Engel

“The intensive exploration of historical recipes and practice-based rules however reveals amazing parallels to artistic design principles both in cooking and in architecture or music.”
Renate Breuß "Das rechte Maß im Kochen, aus "Der Architekt, der Koch und der gute Geschmack", 2007

For the first brewery in the “red wine town” Ingelheim, we created the “Brauhaus Goldener Engel” brand using an expressive, spatial design in the area of tension between the illustrious element of church architecture and the profane element of brewery culture, between tradition and Modernity at the same time. We positioned slits in the façade using a rule-based process and framed them in solid robes, reminiscent of the local architectural style. The façade can be seen as a music score, with the pitch defined by the height of the slits, the length of each tone by the width of the slits and the rhythm by the distance between them.



als Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hille / Franken Architekten


Client Brauhaus Goldener Engel KG
Location Neisser Straße 1, Ingelheim, Germany
Project-Team Prof. Bernhard Franken, Lotte Stürmlinger, Enzo Cocomero, Tanja Schaile, Isabel Strelow

Michel+Pfeifer, Surface

Status Realised 2007
Dimension 1.200 m²

Narrative Spaces





Rituals create both movement
and meaning in spaces, as with the liturgy and the theatre, linking the real to the abstract. Ritual is the means of inflecting the sublime and the ethereal into a narrative.



  • DP3D Award "Die goldene Flamme 2007"
  • DDC Gold-Award 2007
  • ADC Award 2008
  • Leaders Club Award 2008
  • Pioniergeist 2008
  • Designpreis der BRD 2009 (nominated)
  • Gestaltungspreis der Stadt Ingelheim am Rhein 2009


  • www.bda-architekturfü, Preisträger - Brauhaus Goldener Engel, 2017
  • CUBE - Das Magazin für Architektur, modernes Wohnen und Lebensart für Frankfurt und die Rhein-Main-Region, 2/2012

Own Publications

  • Inszenierung und Vertrauen, Bernhard Franken, Ralf Bohn, Heiner Wilharm, transcript Verlag, 2011
  • Hospitality Development, Prof. Dr. Burkhard von Freyberg, Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2010