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
With the open and transparent base as a link between the existing faculty buildings, Forum Medicum will become the new gathering place for employees, students, researchers and visitors at the Medical faculty of Lund University. The architecture creates a unique new forum that unites the university with the city. Forum Medicum will be the new […]
The new Microsoft headquarters will form part of a new attractive urban district in the heart of Lyngby north of Copenhagen, which will connect the knowledge-intensive businesses to the local study community. With the new headquarters, Microsoft consolidates its activities and employees from the organisation’s two branches in Denmark. The headquarters will constitute 20,000 m2 […]
The new campus in Tseung Kwan O district will serve 1,050 students ranging from kindergarten to middle school. The campus’ larger purpose is to act as a centre for French culture in Hong Kong. With its adaptable and flexible layouts, its wealth of differently scaled and multiple purposed spaces catering for future learning behaviors, interactive […]
Vinge Train Station is part of a larger plan to connect the future city of Vinge to regional public transit. In the middle of the new town plan, a circular station adapts organically to its surroundings. The station’s urban space and the landscape stretch and meet to span the rails, ensuring that the railway does […]
Nordea’s new office building in Ørestad North, Copenhagen, will house 1,800-2,200 employees and be ready for inauguration in 2016. To the south, the building is characterised by a sophisticated, sloping park landscape and to the north by an open ground floor and tile facades on the lower floors. Nordea’s new building introduces a new medium […]
Henning Larsen Architects' masterplan unites the Arabian urban traditions with the modern metropolis giving the Saudi capital Riyadh a public open space and a characteristic skyline with a new outstanding landmark. The heart of the district is a transformation of the Arabian wadi Hanifa transversing the area. The district will become an active and attractive […]
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. Emmen Theatre and Zoo is a unique cultural building that brings together culture and nature. The building will […]
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.
Henning Larsen Architects provides consultancy services on strategic and developmental issues in a number of contexts. With a focus on value creation, the company provides competent sparring in connection with urban development, university projects, healing architecture, sustainability strategies, user involvement and much more. Henning Larsen Architects works in concert with many different specialists and external […]
Consideration of environmental, social and financial sustainability is an integral part of all projects at Henning Larsen Architects. These many forms of sustainability are vital to the success of each individual project, and ensure a high-quality, long-lasting product. A large part of the energy consumption of a building is determined by the design, which is […]
Umeå School of Architecture has a unique location by Umeå River. With its interior landscape of open floor levels and sculpturally shaped stairs, the building resonates with creativity and artistic experimenting. As a growth centre for the architecture of the future, Umeå School of Architecture will provide the framework for inspiration and innovation. From the […]
In collaboration with The Danish Technological Institute and Buro Happold Engineers, Henning Larsen Architects has designed a multiflexible R&D and demonstration building to be presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009. The project will provide possibilities for testing energy efficient constructional solutions and components and comprises two test facilities (EFH […]
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.