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Morten Schmidt lectures on world-class libraries at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne

On Monday 11th July at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Morten will lecture on the subject of Collection to Connection: how contemporary library design can enhance the relevance of modern libraries as social hubs within communities.


Morten is currently leading the design of the Library’s $83.1 million Vision 2020 redevelopment. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear Morten Schmidt’s first ever Australian public lecture.


Click here for more information and to book a place.


Malmö Live & Dokk1 shortlist for three World Architecture Festival awards

Our concert hall, congress and hotel project Malmö Live has been shortlisted in the mixed-use category whilst Scandinavia’s largest library Dokk1 has made the final cut in both the Culture and Civic & Community categories. Winners will be selected from across 32 categories and announced during the World Architecture festival in November. One project will go on to win the coveted World Building of the Year title at the festival in Berlin.


See the entire shortlist here


Dokk1 nominated for the World’s Best Public Library Award 2016!

Congratulations to our Dokk1 and the other three nominated libraries from the US and Australia running for the prize as the World’s Best New Public Library. The purpose of this honour is the development of the library of the future including new digital developments, user demands, local culture, and the desire to accommodate diverse population groups with an open and functional architectural expression.


The prize will be awarded at the annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Columbus, Ohio, USA on 15 August.


Read more here: english.slks.dk


Partner Chris Hardie to talk at 8th International Library Forum in Shanghai

SHL Partner Chris Hardie will be giving a talk at the 8th International Library Forum held in Shanghai on July 6-8th, 2016.


The forum is organized by the Shanghai Library and co-organized by the Shanghai Society for Library Science and the Shanghai Society for Scientific & Technical Information.


The theme of the forum is “Libraries: Enabling Progress” with a particular focus on new library design. Chris will give a talk entitled “Collection to Connection – an evolution in Library Design” explaining how the work of Schmidt Hammer Lassen in the field of libraries and cultural projects has evolved and adapted to strengthen the relevance of modern libraries today as social hubs for cities and communities.


Click here for more information: libnet.sh.cn


Boiler House in Vejle is a RENOVER prisen 2016 finalist

We are excited to share that our Boiler House in Vejle (DK) is one of the 6 finalists running for the RENOVER prisen 2016!


A total of 179 projects were nominated meeting all criteria that characterize good and exemplary renovation work, unique values and high quality sustainable solutions. Our Boiler House refurbishment, which opened June 2015, functions as a creative growth centre for design, communication and cultural enterprises from the whole region.


Read more about the award and the finalist projects here: renover.dk


Winners will be announced at Langeline Pavillonen in Copenhagen on September 1st, 2016.


Video teaser: our Cloud Pavilion 2.0 coming soon to the West Bund in Shanghai

In 2013, we created the Cloud Pavilion, an ephemeral pavilion consisting of two white surfaces and 20,000 pieces of white rope. Intended as a counterpoint to the heavy industrial cranes on the waterfront and as a place for contemplation and rest along the HuangPu River the pavilion was designed to last for the 2 month duration of the Biennale. Due to the success of the pavilion it remained in place for over 2 years.


In 2015, West Bund commissioned us to redesign the pavilion as a permanent container for art and events thus Cloud Pavilion 2.0 was born.


Currently under construction, the new pavilion is due to open to the public in August 2016.


Morten Schmidt discusses Dokk1 and its impact on Aarhus at the London Festival of Architecture

Founding Partner Morten Schmidt will be present at the London Festival of Architecture 2016 taking part in The Liveable City’s opening seminar, organised by the Danish Embassy and supported by RIBA. The seminar focuses on the political process of moving from vision to action, bringing in experiences from the recent years transformation of Danish cities including the redevelopment of Aarhus harbour and its centre piece Dokk1.


With an opening speech from Ambassador Claus Grube and a debate moderated by Dr Kat Martindale, RIBA’s Head of research and Innovation, SHL will share the stage with Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, FredericaC, Rambøll and Studio Egret West.


Make sure to check it out if you’re in London!
Read more about the seminar here: eventbrite.co.uk


When/ Tuesday, 14 June 2016 from 8:30AM to 12:00 (BST)
Where/ Royal Danish Embassy – 55 Sloane Street, London, UK


Our Malt Factory design continues into the competition’s 2nd phase

We’re super excited to share the news that our design for the redevelopment of the former Malt Factory in Ebeltoft continues into the 2nd phase and the competition.


The jury has selected our team (SHL, Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten and Thøgersen & Stouby) to continue in the competition to help shape the future of this new multi-cultural centre, which will house a microbrewery, malt factory, creative workspaces, exhibitions spaces a library and museum.


The final winner will be selected in October 2016.


Read official press release from Den Ny Malt Fabrik here: nymalt.dk


Bjarne Hammer discusses the role of Architecture in society at Louisiana Live

Join us on June 9th for the Louisiana Live about Space and spaciousness – an evening on the role of architecture in society.


How do we design our society? Quite literally. What is the role of the buildings we live and work in? Is the architecture a mirror of our values? Or can it help to transform the communities we are a part of? In Denmark, but also in countries with new or fragile democracies?


Meet four prominent Danish architects who are leaders in their fields: Gitte Andersen from Signal, Bjarne Hammer from Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects and Rasmus Astrup from SLA.


Organizer/ Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Host/ Marc-Christoph Wagner
Where/ Concert Hall, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
When/ 7:30PM
Event will be held in Danish

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