Henning Larsen Architects
Henning Larsen Architects is an international architecture firm based in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

. Founded in 1959 by noted Danish architect and namesake Henning Larsen
Henning Larsen
Henning Larsen is a Danish architect.He is internationally known for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Riyadhand the Copenhagen Opera House...

, it has around 150 employees. In 2008 the company worked on projects in 16 countries.

Current projects include a new Headquarter for Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg. It is one of Europe's largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of more than one million.-Overview:...

 on the harbourfront in Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, a 1.6 mill m² masterplan for the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh
Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5,254,560 people, and the urban center of a...

, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

, and a music and conference centre for the Spanish
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

 island Lanzarote
Lanzarote , a Spanish island, is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 125 km off the coast of Africa and 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula. Covering 845.9 km2, it stands as the fourth largest of the islands...



After having worked both for Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen
Arne Emil Jacobsen, usually known as Arne Jacobsen, was a Danish architect and designer. He is remembered for contributing so much to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple but effective chair designs.-Early life and education:Arne Jacobsen was born...

 (1952–53) and Jørn Utzon
Jørn Utzon
Jørn Oberg Utzon, , AC was a Danish architect, most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. When it was declared a World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007, Utzon became only the second person to have received such recognition for one of his works during his lifetime...

 (1958), Henning Larsen founded Henning Larsens Tegnestue in 1959. With firm roots in Scandinavian design tradition, the office grew to one of the largest in Denmark. The first major project outside Scandinavia was the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh, establishing the firm's international reputation.


  • Danish Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1979)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riyadh
    Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5,254,560 people, and the urban center of a...

    , Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

  • Dragvoll University Centre, Trondheim
    Trondheim , historically, Nidaros and Trondhjem, is a city and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. With a population of 173,486, it is the third most populous municipality and city in the country, although the fourth largest metropolitan area. It is the administrative centre of...

     Norway (1986–89)
  • Copenhagen Business School
    Copenhagen Business School
    Copenhagen Business School, also known as CBS, is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. With more than 17,000 students and 1,300 staff members, CBS is also one of the largest business schools in Europe. CBS offers a wide range of business-oriented university programmes and a research environment...

    , Frederiksberg
    Frederiksberg Kommune is a municipality on the island of Zealand in Denmark. It surrounded by the city of Copenhagen. The municipality, co-extensive with its seat, covers an area of and has a total population of 98,782 making it the smallest municipality in Denmark area-wise, the fifth most...

    , Denmark (1987)
  • Nation Centre Nairobi
    Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi County. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is...

    , Kenya
    Kenya , officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator, with the Indian Ocean to its south-east...

     (completed 1992)
  • Danish Design Centre
    Danish Design Centre
    Danish Design Centre is a museum in Copenhagen. It is housed in a new building designed by Henning Larsen in the very centre of the city....

    , Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Møller Centre for Continuing Education, Churchill College, Cambridge
    Churchill College, Cambridge
    Churchill College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.In 1958, a Trust was established with Sir Winston Churchill as its Chairman of Trustees, to build and endow a college for 60 fellows and 540 Students as a national and Commonwealth memorial to Winston Churchill; its...

    , UK (1992)
  • Söder Torn
    Söder Torn
    Söder Torn is a highrise building at Fatburstrappan 18 by Fatbursparken on Södermalm in Stockholm. The building was originally designed to be 40 floors, but when it was finished in 1997 it was only 86 metres tall and contained 24 floors of flats...

    , Stockholm (completed 1997)
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek French Wing, Copenhagen, Denmark (1997)
  • Nordea Headquarters
    Nordea Bank Danmark A/S
    Nordea Bank Danmark A/S is a bank in Denmark. It is part of Nordea - the largest Scandinavian financial group. Nordea is the result of a merger between the Danish bank Unibank, which itself was an amalgamation of older Danish banks, most notable Sparekassen SDS, and banks from other Nordic countries....

    , Copenhagenm Denmark (1999)
  • Malmö City Library
    Malmö public library
    Malmö City Library is located in Malmö, Sweden and celebrated its 100 anniversary in December 2005. It has 550 000 different media, about 10 000 DVDs and 33 500 music CDs. In 2006 it became the first library in Sweden to lend video games....

     extension, Malmö
    Malmö , in the southernmost province of Scania, is the third most populous city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg.Malmö is the seat of Malmö Municipality and the capital of Skåne County...

    , Sweden (1999)
  • Radium Hospital extension, Oslo, Norway (2000)
  • Ferring International Centre
    Ferring Pharmaceuticals
    Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the development and marketing of drugs for use in human medicine.It was founded by Frederik Paulsen Sr in Malmö, Sweden, in 1950, initially as the Nordiska Hormon Laboratoriet, renamed Ferring in 1954. A ferring in Frisian is a...

    , Ørestad
    Ørestad is a developing city area in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the island of Amager. It is expected that 20,000 people will live in Ørestad, 20,000 will study, and 80,000 people will be employed in the area...

    , Copenhagen, Denmark (2001)
  • IT University of Copenhagen
    IT University of Copenhagen
    The IT University of Copenhagen is a Danish globally oriented, independent university.The IT University of Copenhagen was established in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1999. At that time, it was - in Danish - called "IT-højskolen"...

    , Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark (2004)
  • Copenhagen Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark (2004)
  • Club La Santa, Lanzarote, Spain (completed 2006)
  • Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall, Upsala
    Upsala may refer to:*Upsala Glacier, a glacier in Argentina*Uppsala, a city in Sweden, English exonym spelling**Gamla Uppsala, Old Upsala a village near the modern city, important centre in Norse mythology...

    , Sweden (2007)
  • Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
    University of Plymouth
    Plymouth University is the largest university in the South West of England, with over 30,000 students and is 9th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students . It has almost 3,000 staff...

    , UK (2007)
  • Terminal 4, Copenhagen Airport
    Copenhagen Airport
    Copenhagen Airport is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark and the Oresund Region. It is located on the island of Amager, south of Copenhagen city centre, and west of Malmö city centre on the other side of the Oresund Bridge. The airport lies mainly in the municipality...

    , Copenhagen, Denmark (2008)
  • Jåttå Vocational School
    Jåttå Upper Secondary School
    Jåttå Upper Secondary School is an upper secondary school in Stavanger, Norway, with 1000 pupils. It was opened for the 2007-08 semester.-References:* http://www.rogalandsavis.no/nyheter/article2656219.ece...

    , Stavanger
    Stavanger is a city and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway.Stavanger municipality has a population of 126,469. There are 197,852 people living in the Stavanger conurbation, making Stavanger the fourth largest city, but the third largest urban area, in Norway...

    , Norway (2009)
  • Umeå School of Architecture
    Umeå School of Architecture
    Umeå School of Architecture was founded in 2009 as the fourth academic school i Sweden to provide a professional degree in architecture. It is part of Umeå University...

    , Umeå
    - Transport :The road infrastructure in Umeå is well-developed, with two European highways passing through the city. About 4 km from the city centre is the Umeå City Airport...

    , Sweden (2910)
  • Harpa Concert Hall
    Harpa (concert hall)
    Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The building is in the final stages of construction. The opening concert was held on May 4, 2011. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson...

    , Reykjavik
    Reykjavík is the capital and largest city in Iceland.Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay...

    , Iceland
    Iceland , described as the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic and European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Iceland also refers to the main island of the country, which contains almost all the population and almost all the land area. The country has a population...

  • City Hall, Viborg
    Viborg, Denmark
    Viborg , a town in central Jutland, Denmark, is the seat of both Viborg municipality and Region Midtjylland. Viborg is also the seat of the Western High Court, the High Court for the Jutland peninsula...

    , Denmark (2011)

In progress

  • Moesgård Museum
    Moesgård Museum
    The Moesgård Museum is a museum located in Højbjerg, a suburb of Aarhus, Denmark. The museum is housed partially in the historic Moesgård manor, newer facilities built for the purpose of the museum and a large open portion of the museum surrounds the facilities...

     extension, Århus, Denmark (u/c, completion 2011)
  • Bølgen, Vejle
    Vejle is a town in Denmark, in the southeast of the Jutland Peninsula at the head of Vejle Fjord, where the Vejle and Grejs Rivers and their valleys converge. It is the site of the councils of Vejle Municipality and the Region of Southern Denmark...

    , Denmark (u/c, completion 2010)
  • Neroport, Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark (u/c, completion 2010)
  • Murjan Tower
    Murjan Tower
    The Murjan Tower is a supertall skyscraper proposed for construction in Manama, Bahrain.The tower would consist of 200 floors. Once completed, the tower will be owned and operated by a Swedish company, whose name has not yet been officially announced, while the architectural and engineering works...

    , Bahrain
    ' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

  • Eyes of Tirana, Tirana
    Tirana is the capital and the largest city of Albania. Modern Tirana was founded as an Ottoman town in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini, a local ruler from Mullet, although the area has been continuously inhabited since antiquity. Tirana became Albania's capital city in 1920 and has a population of over...

    , Albania
    Albania , officially known as the Republic of Albania , is a country in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkans region. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea...

  • King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Palace of Justice, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Massar Discovery Centre, Damascus
    Damascus , commonly known in Syria as Al Sham , and as the City of Jasmine , is the capital and the second largest city of Syria after Aleppo, both are part of the country's 14 governorates. In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major...

    , Syria
    Syria , officially the Syrian Arab Republic , is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest....

     (u/c, completion 2011)
  • Der Spiegel New Headquarters
    Der Spiegel
    Der Spiegel is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg. It is one of Europe's largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of more than one million.-Overview:...

    , Hamburg, Germany (competition win 2008, construction start 2010)
  • One Berkeley Court, Dublin, Ireland
    Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

     (competition win 2007, completion 2013)
  • Palacio de Congreso, Lanzarote, Spain (Competition win 2009)
  • Batumi Aquarium, Batumi
    Batumi is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. Sometimes considered Georgia's second capital, with a population of 121,806 , Batumi serves as an important port and a commercial center. It is situated in a subtropical zone, rich in...

    , Georgia
    Georgia (country)
    Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the southwest by Turkey, to the south by Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of...

     (competition win June 2010)
  • Calabar International Conference Center, Calabar
    Calabar is a city in Cross River State, southeastern Nigeria. The original name for Calabar was Atakpa, from the Jukun language....

    , Nigeria
    Nigeria , officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in...

     (comopetition win January 2011)
  • Siemens Headquarters
    Siemens may refer toSiemens, a German family name carried by generations of telecommunications industrialists, including:* Werner von Siemens , inventor, founder of Siemens AG...

    , Munich
    Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

    , Germany (competition win, June 2011)


  • 1987 International Design Award, London
  • 1989 Aga Khan Award for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh
  • 1997 Kasper Salin Prize
    Kasper Salin Prize
    The Kasper Salin Prize is a prize awarded annually by the Swedish Association of Architects to a Swedish building or building project "of high architectural standard". It has been awarded since 1962 and was founded with money from a donation by the city architect of Stockholm Kasper Salin...

     for Malmö City Library
  • 2005 LEAF Award, Grand Prix for IT University of Copenhagen
  • 2008 RIBA Award for Roland Levinsky Building
  • 2010 LEAF Award for The Wawe (residential category)
  • 2010 IDA International Design Award (Architectural Design of the Year category) for Batumi Aquarium
  • 2011 Civic Trust Award
    Civic Trust
    The Civic Trust of England was a charitable organisation founded in 1957. It ceased operations in 2009 and went into administration due to lack of funds/...

     for The Wawe

See also

  • Architecture of Denmark
    Architecture of Denmark
    The architecture of Denmark has its origins in the Viking period, richly revealed by archaeological finds. It became firmly established in the Middle Ages when first Romanesque, then Gothic churches and cathedrals sprang up throughout the country...

  • List of Danish architectural firms
The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.