Henning Larsen awarded the Praemium Imperiale for Architecture

19:00 - 16 September, 2012
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

The Japan Art Association has named Danish architect Henning Larsen the 2012 Praemium Imperiale laureate for architecture.

Created in 1988 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Japan Art Association and to honor the late Prince Takamatsu, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale awards recognize outstanding, lifetime achievements in the arts categories not covered by the Nobel Prizes: architecture, painting, sculpture, music and theatre/film.

The 2012 Praemium Imperiale laureates:

Town Hall and Health Center / Henning Larsen Architects

23:00 - 3 September, 2012
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Spearheading the development of the new district in Egedal, Demark, the town hall and health center will be the uniting center of the new Municipality of the city as one of the first buildings in the new planned urban area around Egedal Station. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, their proposal won the highest score for all criteria in the competition to get the first prize. The health center will become an active part of the town hall, while at the same time offering citizens the opportunity to use the area outside town hall opening hours. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Klaksvík City Centre / Henning Larsen Architects

14:00 - 6 June, 2012
© Wesam Asali
© Wesam Asali

Henning Larsen Architects has won the competition for developing a 150,000 sqm 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. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Emmen Theatre and Zoo Entrance / Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep

11:00 - 20 April, 2012
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep

Emmen Theatre and Zoo, designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep, is an unusual cultural building that brings together culture and nature. The building design, which won the first prize in the international competition, will constitute the entrance to a large zoological park of 10 hectares and comprises two main stages with a capacity of 1,150 people in total, an additional stage, exhibition and conference facilities. The building in itself covers 16,000 m2. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Harpa Concert Hall / Henning Larsen Architects and Olafur Eliasson

04:00 - 12 March, 2012

Designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriid Architects, the Harpa Concert Hall was one of the finalists for Building of the Year. On the border between land and sea, the Center stands out as a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbor space as well as the vibrant life of the city. This is all very elegantly represented in Pedro Kok‘s video which gives us more insight to the building from multiple viewpoints.

Aurora / Henning Larsen Architects

10:00 - 8 July, 2011

Aurora is the title of Henning Larsen Architects’s entry for the new university hospital in Odense, Denmark. It was recently named among the three finalists. The iconic building complex provides an ideal framework for quality healthcare in the region of southern Denmark. The new Odense University Hospital (OUH) embodies an innovative building of high architectural quality, designed to meet the requirements and challenges of tomorrow. Like the goddess Aurora, the hospital finds renewal in the transition between old and new – and the conversion from tradition to modernity. The human scale supports the conception of the hospital as ”the good host” and a place where patients and visitors can easily orient themselves and feel at home. When approaching Aurora, you are met by an inviting and recognizable urban scale, where the complex is divided into varied units with each their clear entrance and reception area.

Siemens Headquarters / Henning Larsen Architects

15:00 - 5 July, 2011

Henning Larsen Architects was recently awarded the international competition for Siemens’ new headquarters. The design by Henning Larsen Architects is an urban, recognizable composition of plazas, courtyards and alleys that will unfold a new, vibrant urban space in central Munich. Siemens and Munich are integrated into a harmonious whole by merging two archetypal entities – mass (Siemens) and void (Munich) – into a complementing formation. The city opens up the mass, which in response opens up to the city.

Batumi Aquarium by Henning Larsen Architects is named Architecture of the Year by 2011 International Design Awards

12:41 - 6 May, 2011
© Henning Larsen Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects

Back in August, we featured Henning Larsen Architects’ winning proposal in an invited competition to design the Batumi Aquarium in Georgia. Today, we are happy to announce that the Danish architects received the “Architecture of the Year” award by the 2011 International Design Awards in Los Angeles. Congratulations!

The Wave / Henning Larsen Architects

12:00 - 23 March, 2011
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

The Wave in Vejle, Denmark designed by Henning Larsen Architects is a new unique housing that embraces the sculptural and organic forms to become a new landmark for the city. It takes advantage of both its location and the views it offers, while equally challenging the existing architecture of the area and its program as a housing complex.

More on this project after the break.

Video: Henning Larsen Architects and Healing Architecture

12:30 - 22 March, 2011

In two new films Henning Larsen Architects puts focus on the users’ experience with two of their hospital buildings: The Radiation Therapy and the Research Institute at the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo. Enjoy them!

Umeå School Of Architecture / Henning Larsen Architects

00:00 - 12 January, 2011
Åke E son Lindman
Åke E son Lindman

Architects: Henning Larsen Architects Location: Umeå, Sweden Client: Balticgruppen Project area: 5,000 sqm Project year: 2007 – 2010 Photographs: Åke E son Lindman

In Progress: Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center / Henning Larsen Architects

17:00 - 2 July, 2010