Umeå School of Architecture
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Living architecture, designed for people
Henning Larsen is one of the most progressive architectural practices in the world. Born from the Scandinavian architectural tradition of aesthetically, socially and intellectually driven design, we aim to create vibrant, sustainable buildings that transcend their physical bounds and provide lasting value to the user, culture and society of which they are part.
We were founded in 1959 by Danish architect, Henning Larsen, whose name we proudly carry today. We create architecture with curiosity and artistic audacity that rests on a foundation of knowledge and attention to detail. Our projects are generous and give people the opportunity to experience the unexpected. We work together in a non-hierarchical community.
Copenhagen is our base, but our projects are born in harmony with the world around us. With offices in New York, Munich, Hong Kong, Riyadh, Oslo and the Faroe Islands, we work globally, but always with a local presence.
We challenge, shape and change the physical environment, from architecture to planning and design – creating good social spaces for human connection and activity. Our expertise lies in identity-creating cultural buildings, educational institutions, headquarters and cities. Our approach is scientific and evidence-based. We master all aspects of complex construction processes with resolute professionalism. We take responsibility and never compromise on quality.
The field we work in is defined by people, daylight and space. Our solutions are living architecture, designed for people. We bring daylight into all of our buildings, because daylight gives rise to life and joy. As architects, space is our foundation – and we design it in an ever-evolving process that pushes the boundaries of what is possible.