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Mon 24.6.

Danish architect Henning Larsen dies at age of 87

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 24.06.2013 - Tagged as: , , , , , , , , ,


Architect Henning Larsen, who has died at the age of 87

The renowned Danish architect Henning Larsen has died at the age of 87.


Founded in 1959, his practice, Henning Larsen Architects, has delivered some of Scandinavia’s most celebrated projects, including the Harpa Concert & Conference Centre in Reykjavik, completed in 2011 and winner of the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award, and the Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall, which opened in 2004.


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The Harpa Concert & Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, designed by Henning Larsen Architects and completed in 2011; photographer: © Osbjørn Jacobsen

Larsen was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen from 1968 to 1995, and published the architectural journal ‘Skala’ for over ten years.


Henning Larsen Architects’ Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall, completed in 2004; photographer: Jens Norberg

From Henning Larsen Architects:


“Henning Larsen’s significance for architecture goes far beyond his own projects. He has inspired generations of Danish and international architects with initiatives such as the architectural journal Skala, which he published for more than 10 years. His unique approach to architecture, combining a sharp artistic and analytical eye, allowed him to ask the exact question that grasped the opportunities of a given project. His tool was space and daylight.”


to the Henning Larsen Architects profile on Architonic


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