Ad ID: 1188
Added: July 12, 2018
State: Region Hovedstaden
Phone: +45 70 20 19 00
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects is an international architectural firm founded by a group of Danish architects in 1986 in Aarhus, Denmark. It currently has three offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, and Shanghai.
We strongly believe that a building revolves around people and is not merely an architectural shape. Architecture should be closely integrated with its surroundings in careful consideration of its functions and social context, thereby enhancing and heightening quality of life. Depending on the task and the context, the objective of our architecture is to allow each new building to make a positive contribution to the built environment, to the city, to the landscape, and to the human community.
We focus on quality, and design emotional value between people and space. We embrace the idea that architecture at its best creates unique, indefinable emotions and values from form, space, light and materials. We create architecture with a powerful, straightforward and significant attitude.
We know how to deal with complex architecture. Alongside our collaborators we develop entire sustainable solutions that benefit the environment, the users and the overall economy. Working many years on cultural buildings, office buildings, residential, mixed use and masterplanning, we are used to solving complex and contradictive issues.
Sustainability and Building Information Modelling (BIM) go hand in hand, we’ve been working with BIM since 2007 and now execute all our major projects with the use of BIM.
The practice has extensive global experience in the design of libraries and other public and cultural landmark buildings including the Katuaq Cultural Centre of Greenland in Nuuk (1997), the extension to the Royal Library in Copenhagen (1999), ARoS Museum of Art in Aarhus (2004), Halifax Central Library in Canada (2015) and the largest public library in Scandinavia, Dokk1 in Aarhus (2015). Aside cultural buildings, our works have a democratic approach to architecture creating modern, open and multi-functional spaces such as The International Criminal Court in The Hague (2016) We pride ourselves on projects which interact with their urban context placing particular emphasis on the surroundings and social context like Malmo Live, a Concert/Congress/Hotel centre in Sweden (2015), Ningbo Home of Staff in China (under construction) and Christchurch Central Library in New Zealand (under construction).