Henning Larsen

This week's featured designer is the founding father of one of the leading architect firms in Europe

Henning Larsen (b. August 20th 1925 – d. June 22nd 2013) was a Danish architect. He is internationally known for designing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Riyadh and the Copenhagen Opera House.

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Larsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, from which he graduated in 1952. He continued studies subsequently at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His mentors included Arne Jacobsen and Jørn Utzon.

Larsen founded an architectural firm that bears his name, Henning Larsen Architects (formerly Henning Larsens Tegnestue A/S). From 1968 to 1995, he was a professor of architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1985, he established the SKALA architecture gallery and the parallel SKALA architecture journal, both entities of which continued until 1994.

Many students and young architects have found their way to Henning Larsen Architects. They have taken part in creating a creative, dynamic environment in the company where new ideas and new knowledge always play a central role. Henning Larsen Architects constantly seeks to keep abreast of world developments –professionally as well as culturally.

Over the years, Henning Larsen Architects has designed a large number of significant projects all over the world, including several educational institutions – from primary schools to universities - and cultural buildings – from museums to libraries and large, monumental concert halls.



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