HENNING LARSEN ARCHITECTS

Published
17.11.2014
Henning Larsen Architects is a Scandinavian practice established by Henning Larsen in 1959 and today employs a staff of more than 250 people. The company has offices in Copenhagen, Oslo, the Faroe Islands, Munich, Istanbul, Riyadh and Hong Kong.

Henning Larsen Architects works with people, space and daylight as key drivers in a multi-disciplinary design process. The projects aim to create value for all stakeholders and become a part of the local context.

In 2013, Henning Larsen Architects won one of the most prestigious architectural awards worldwide, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 for the concert and conference hall Harpa in Iceland. Henning Larsen Architects has designed a number of distinctive cultural projects in addition to widely recognised educational and commercial buildings.

Common to all projects is a particular focus on social, community-creating spaces promoting informal interaction and academic knowledge-sharing across subject areas. Another key feature about the projects is their focus on large open spaces engaging in close interaction with the surrounding city space.

Among current international projects, you find the new extensive research campus of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Campus Ås in Oslo, Norway, and European Spallation Source (ESS) at Lund University, Sweden, which will become the world’s largest and most advanced research facility for neutron-based research. Outside Scandinavia, you find projects such as Siemens’ new global headquarters in Munich, Germany; King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Calabar International Convention Centre in Nigeria; and Yuhang Cultural Centre in China.

01

MOESGAARD MUSEUM1

Photo by Hufton + Crow

Architecture, nature, culture and history fuse together into a total experience at Moesgaard Museum. With its green roof, bright courtyard gardens, and underground terraces, the museum will invite various new and alternative kinds of exhibitions.

02

FREDERIKSBJERG SCHOOL_Photo by Hufton + Crow

Photo by Hufton + Crow

Frederiksbjerg School is a primary school in Aarhus city centre. The project also comprises afterschool programmes and daycare and is based on state-of-the-art principles for learning and play. Daylight, human scale and dynamic spaces are key elements in the building.

03

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik

Photo by Nic Lehoux

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, is designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriid Archtects. The facade was developed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with the artist Olafur Eliasson.

04

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik1

Photo by Nic Lehoux

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik.

05

UMEA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE HL Architects

Photo by Aake Esin Lindman

By the river of Umeå in Sweden, a new creative campus is erected. The artistic milieu is part of Umeå University and centers around a design school, a school of architecture, and an art museum, all in new buildings, as well as an art academy in a renovated building.

06

SDU Kolding HLA

Photo by Hufton + Crow

With its triangular shape, Campus Kolding of University of Southern Denmark will create a significant new landmark in Kolding.