City in the City / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Location: 211 18 Malmö, Sweden
Area: 54000.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Adam Mørk

schmidt hammer lassen Reveal Chirstchurch’s New Central Library

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schmidt hammer lassen architects, together with New Zealand-based Architectus, has unveiled plans for Chirstchurch‘s New Central Library (NCL). An “anchor project” for the city’s 2010 and 2011 earthquake Recovery Plan, the new 12,000-meter library will built by 2018 on the northern edge of Cathedral Square – ´s key civic space defined by ’s Cathedral.

It is hoped that the NCL will become an important gathering space within the city, offering easy access to digital technologies and local heritage collections, as well as exhibition and performance space, a learning center, indoor and outdoor areas of relaxation, and activities for young citizens.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition to Design Mixed-Use Complex in Central Oslo

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schmidt hammer lassen architects have won a competition to design a new retail and office complex in central Oslo. The winning scheme, chosen ahead of five other proposals, was chosen for “its strong and innovative” design that “enhances the existing urban qualities” and forms a “new connection between the building and city life.”

Highlands Branch Library / schmidt hammer lassen architects + Marshall Tittemore Architects

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Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Marshall Tittemore Architects
Location: , AB,
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Merle Prosofsky Photography

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Sponsors New Danish Library Award

have been involved in a number of Library designs themselves, including the New Library at the University of . Image © Adam Mørk

The Danish Agency for Culture has unveiled a new award for Library architecture as part of its Model Programme for Public Libraries project, a programme in association with Realdania which aims to generate new ideas about how the design of public libraries can change to meet the changing needs of today’s society.

The award, which will be announced at the annual conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Lyon, France, is sponsored by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and has a prize of DKK 25,000.

More on the award, and how to enter, after the break

schmidt hammer lassen Designs Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union

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schmidt hammer lassen architects has unveiled a new cultural hub for ’s Labour Union. Planned to serve both the city and the union’s nearly three million members, the “Home of Staff” will unite two stepped complexes of support, health, education, culture and leisure facilities with a half a kilometer long central park.

schmidt hammer lassen to Design Christchurch Central Library

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Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects has been selected with New Zealand-based to design the New Central Library in Christchurch. An “anchor project” for the city’s post-disaster Recovery Plan, which aims to resurrect Christchurch as a more “greener, accessible” city following the devastation of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, the new library will serve as a catalyst to attract dwellers back into the city center.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Selected to Design Island School in Hong Kong

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schmidt hammer lassen architects, in collaboration with Thomas Chow Architects, has won a commission to design a new Island School in . Envisioned as a “sustainable learning landscape,” the 28,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art facility aims to promote optimal learning through flexible classroom spaces and by establishing a deep connection with the surrounding landscape and local community.

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To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: . Check out the projects after the break…

schmidt hammer lassen Wins Competition to Design Ningbo’s New Central Library

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schmidt hammer lassen architects has been announced as the winners of a competition to design a large new central library in Ningbo, one of China‘s oldest cities with a population of seven million. The building will house the library’s significant collection of over two million historic and ancient books, and will aim to double the library’s daily visitors to around 8000 per day. Situated on the edge of a new ecological wetland area, the proposal will also form a new cultural hub within the city. As the latest in schmidt hammer lassen’s long list of libraries (including the Royal Library in Copenhagen) with eight completed and four currently under construction, ’s will be the practice’s first in China.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition to Design Danish Theater

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A team led by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has been announced as winners of a competition to design the Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre in , . Once complete in 2016, the 4,200 square meter building will act as a new and vibrant cultural hub within the city.

New Landmark in Copenhaguen / schmidt hammer lassen architects

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Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Location: Copenhagen,
Contractor: Myhlenberg – Søren Vangsted Vest A/S
Engineer: MOE A/S
Area: 11,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Mørk

schmidt hammer lassen architects Break Ground on Waterfront Development in Shanghai

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Following their 2012 victory in an invited international competition, Danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen architects has broke ground on what will be a new central urban development in . Located on the waterfront site of the 2010 World Expo, the 50,000 square-meter ‘Green Valley’ development will be based off of the Expo’s well-developed infrastructure of green parks, promenades and cultural attractions to create a vibrant new destination for all of Shanghai.

International Criminal Court Ground-Breaking / schmidt hammer lassen architects

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Upon winning the competition in 2010, schmidt hammer lassen architects just celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for the International Criminal Court (ICC) this past Tuesday in The Hague, . Aiming to convey hope, trust and faith in justice, the 54,500 square meter building complex will be the first permanent premises of the unique, international institution. The permanent premises of the International Criminal Court will be finished in the summer of 2015. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Helsingborg Hospital Extension Winning Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Located in the southern part of , the competition to design the 35,000 square metre extension to the Helsingborg Hospital has just been won by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. In cooperation with Aarhus Arkitekterne, NNE Pharmaplan and landscape architects Kragh & Berglund, the key to the whole design has been flexibility, a clear layout, variety, human scale, green courtyards and optimal conditions for daylight. The extension will include a new ward for adult psychiatry, an out-patient clinic and medical laboratories. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Culture Centre and Library Winning Proposal / schmidt hammer lassen architects

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Designed to gather the city’s cultural functions under one roof, the winning proposal by schmidt hammer lassen architects for the new cultural centre and library in , Sweden will be the city’s new meeting place. The 5,000 square metre cultural centre will get a sculptural and flexible building containing a library, an exhibition area, a cinema, a tourist office and a café, which together work to embrace diversity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘In Dialogue With the World – Give More’ Exhibition

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Opening tomorrow, January 17, at the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) in , Denmark, the ‘In Dialogue with the World’ exhibition, which runs until March 10, will show how architects today engage far beyond aesthetics when designing buildings. schmidt hammer lassen architects, along with Henning Larsen Architects, and ADEPT will invite visitors to listen to their accounts of what it is like to work in the field of architecture in the 21st century. With the title Give more, the schmidt hammer lassen architects’ part of the exhibition uses eight selected projects as examples of how buildings, aside from being beautiful, give more. More information after the break.

University of Aberdeen New Library / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Location: University of , Scotland,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Mørk