Ivon Weinhardt was born 1976 in Heidelberg, Germany. From 1996 to 2002 he studied at the TU Karlsruhe and at the Accademia the Architettura in Mendrisio with a degree in Architecture USI AAM / SIA / CAS in Peter Zumthor's diploma class.
Working for Hans-Jörg Ruch in St. Moritz, in 2003 he realized the «Snow Module Pavilion» on the occasion of the World Ski Championships in the Engadine, with which he had won as student together with Jan Christoph Herbert the 1st prize in the competition of the Eternit AG Niederurnen in 2001. From 2004 to 2006 he was employed by Küchel Architects in St. Moritz and was involved in the work on Norman Foster's «Chesa Futura». He also won the competitions Neubau Cedes AG and the pedestrian bridge in St. Moritz, both of which realized and were awarded with the 1st prize.
In 2006 Ivo Weinhardt joined Fischer Architekten AG and has been a member of the management and co-shareholder since 2014. Until the end of 2016, he headed the construction / execution planning area together with Timo Allemann. Between 2012 and 2013 Ivo Weinhardt completed part-time the CAS course for corporate management at the ETH. 2017 founding of the architecture office hwa Architekten AG in Zurich together with Roland Hinzer.
Ivo Weinhardt: «Reacting to a place with an intervention, creating spaces and generating atmospheres that can be experienced by everyone fascinates and inspires me again and again as an architect.»
Roland Hinzer was born in Riedholz, SO, Witherland, in 1964. He moved to the Upper Engadine at an early age, where after six years of working with the architects J. Troxler and W. Wichser, he started his own business at the age of 36 and founded Hinzer Architektur und Baumanagement in 2001 in Champfèr. He has been CEO of Hinzer Architektur AG since 2012. Over the years in the Engadine, he has held various administrative mandates and public offices, including as a municipal executive of Pontresina.
In 2017 he founded founded in Zurich together with Ivo Weinhardt the architectural office hwa Architekten AG. In addition to many individual new buildings, conversions and sensitive refurbishments of old building stock, both for private clients as well as for hotel and restaurant businesses, Roland Hinzer is also specialized in the latest building technology and heat insulation. He acquired a special qualification for this in earlier courses at the engineering schools in Bern as a civil engineer HTL and Chur in building physics and energy / building technology.
Roland Hinzer on his passion for architecture: «Every time it is the most exciting moment for me when an idea results in the finished work. Letting something visible emerge from something invisible is something wonderful! »