Powerhouse Company, an office that focuses on the fields of architecture, urban design and research, was recently awarded the Nykredit Motivation Prize 2012. The prize of over 13.000 euros was handed out by the Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, at a ceremony held at Nykredit’s headquarters in Copenhagen. A practice established by architects Nanne de Ru and Charles Bessard with offices in respectively Rotterdam and Copenhagen, they are an example of one of the new global-Danish architectural practices starting to mark its presence on the Danish architectural scene. More information after the break.
“Powerhouse Company has published and exhibited work internationally, boasting an impressive research portfolio. Powerhouse Company distinguishes itself by paying great attention to every detail, viewing it from all possible aspects of the construction project. Among the most innovative players, these architects are absolutely among the most talented,” explains jury member Mette Kynne Frandsen, director of the well known Danish practice Henning Larsen Architects. The Nykredit Foundation is behind Nykredit’s Architecture Prize. The prize is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia. It has joined the league of leading architecture prizes such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award.