Schønherr

Published
08.05.2017
Schønherr is among the largest and most experienced landscape architect firms in Denmark, with a number of prize winning projects in their portfolio. They specialize in urban planning and transformation, landscape design, infrastructure, climate adaptation and spatial consulting.

Schønherr was founded in 1984 and the company offers a full range of services within the fields mentioned, and currently employs 55 dedicated architects and urban planners in their offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen.

At Schønherr they want their work to be valid as an artistic statement and relevant for the greater good at the same time. Their approach is rooted in a pragmatic view of the world – they want the places and spaces they create to be beautiful while also enhancing human interaction and cooperation.

“We want to affect our physical environment in a positive manner according to the tools and skills we possess. It is our firm belief that the aesthetic quality – the Beauty – of our shared physical space – squares, streets, roads, fields, coasts etc, etc – has a direct connection to each individual’s perceived sense of being part of society.”

“Beauty has the ability to communicate an understanding of both an ‘I’ and an all-encompassing inter-human ‘WE’. In that respect Beauty supports a feeling of confidence in our shared social order and in the ability and will to participate in the creation of an even better world for future generations.”

Among notable Schønherr projects we can point to Saint Anna’s Square in Copenhagen, The Femern Belt connection between Denmark and Germany, the ‘Lighthouse’ project in Aarhus, Bispetorvet, in Aarhus, the town centers of Herning, Skive, Hobro, Kerteminde and a number of other towns in Denmark.

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Photo by Thomas Emil Sørensen

'Bispetorvet', Municipality of Aarhus

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Photo by Christina Capetillo

'Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads', Municipality of Copenhagen

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Photo by Jens Lindhe

The area in front of 'Nordvest Bibliotek og Kulturhus' (a mixed-used community centre), Municipality of Copenhagen

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Photo by Jens Lindhe

'Fredensborg Palace Garden', Municipality of Fredensborg

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Photo by Janne Klerk

'Kerteminde Renæssancehavn', Municipality of Kerteminde

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Photo by Schønherr

'Nordhavnsvej', Municipality of Copenhagen

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Photo by Carsten Ingemann for Realdania

'The Gateway to Lolland', Municipality of Lolland

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Photo by Jens Lindhe

'Ribe Cathedral Square', Municipality of Esbjerg