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.
Harpa Concert & Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects; Photo by Osbjørn Jacobsen
While the news about Iceland’s economy may sound more like a broken record than a harp and the last year’s Eyjafjallajokull eruption covered the country with a blanked of dreary ash cloud, the scintillating angular-glass façade of the new cultural centre Harpa dazzles like a jewel in Reykjavik’s eastern harbour. (more…)