Henning Larsen Architects is an international architecture company with strong Scandinavian roots.
Our goal is to create vibrant, sustainable buildings that reach beyond themselves and become of durable value to the user and to the society and culture that they are built into.
Since the company was founded in Copenhagen in 1959, a comprehensive knowledge of the many aspects of building has been acquired – from sketch proposals to detailed design, building owner consulting and construction management. Our competences are continuously developed through our close collaboration with global partners, experts and specialists.
Our ideas are developed in close collaboration with the client, users and partners in order to achieve long-lasting buildings and reduced life-cycle costs. This value-based approach is the key to our designs of numerous building projects around the world – from complex masterplans to successful architectural landmarks.
In 2008, Henning Larsen Architects established a subsidiary company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The company also has offices in Munich, Oslo, Hong Kong and the Faroe Islands.
Henning Larsen Architects’ Sustainability Department constantly explores and develops new design tools in order to optimise our understanding of integrated energy design.
The Sustainability Department is engaged in research on sustainability in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark. Through our joint research, a number of new design tools have been systematically developed. These tools utilise state-of-the-art knowledge and methods for implementing sustainablility in the early design phases of projects, thus ensuring a reduction of overall energy consumption.
Henning Larsen Architects attaches great importance to designing environmentally friendly and integrated, energy-efficient solutions. Our projects are characterised by a high degree of social responsibility – not only in relation to materials and production but also as regards good, social and community-creating spaces.
Henning Larsen Architects is a cofounding partner of the innovative project SUSTAINABLE BUILD. Fifty firms and organizations from all over the world take part in the project, which aims to strengthen knowledge sharing and working relations across the building industry.
The three main parameters of sustainability – people, environment and economy – are easy to talk about but more difficult to make tangible. Henning Larsen Architects has implemented certification schemes as one way of incorporating sustainable strategies as concrete design parameters in the design and building process.
SDU Campus Kolding has been awarded a prestigious LEAF Award in the category Best Sustainable Development of the Year 2015. The project is designed by Henning Larsen Architects. The university is Denmark’s first low energy university.
Vinge Train Station has been awarded a prestigious LEAF Award in the category Urban Design of the Year 2015. The project is designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Tredje Natur. Vinge Train Station will be the first built project in the future Vinge City located in Frederikssund Municipality, north of Copenhagen
Henning Larsen Architects has won the competition for developing a 150,000 m2 area in the second-largest city in the Faroe Islands, Klaksvík. The area will comprise a cultural house, a museum, residences, offices and shops. 154 competition proposals were submitted in the open, international competition.
Henning Larsen Architects and Dutch Van den Berg Groep have won first prize in an international competition for a 16,000 m2 theatre building that will also comprise the entrance to the zoological park in Emmen, the Netherlands. The well-known Dutch architecture companies MVRDV and Mecanoo also participated in the competition.
Buildings account for up to 40% of society’s energy demand and thereby play a key role in the green transition. This White Paper can be used as a tool for inspiration to spot the potential or implement building automation and energy-efficient measures in new and existing buildings globally.