Danish Architect Henning Larsen, "Master of Light," Dead at 87

Danish Architect Henning Larsen, "Master of Light," Dead at 87
Winner / Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre / Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Arquitecturviva reports that prolific Danish architect Henning Larsen (1925-2013), the "master of light," died yesterday at the age of 87 in his Copenhagen home.

Larsen, who worked under the likes of Jørn Utzon early on in his career, established his own firm Henning Larsen Architects in 1959. Throughout the span of his career, Larsen gained fame in both Denmark and abroad, receiving multiple awards, including the Praemium Imperiale in 2012; most recently, his Harpa Concert Hall received the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award.

Remember Larsen by re-discovering his works - such as Viborg Town Hall and the Wave - here. The Henning Larsen web site also provides information on how you can donate to the Henning Larsen Foundation, founded to promote and disseminate architecture in a broad sense, in Larsen's memory.

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Danish Architect Henning Larsen, "Master of Light," Dead at 87" 24 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/393248/danish-architect-henning-larsen-master-of-light-has-died> ISSN 0719-8884

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