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Vendsyssel Theatre shortlisted for World Architecture Festival awards 2017

Our new 4,200 m² Vendsyssel Theatre in Hjørring (DK) has been selected Finalist in the Culture – Completed Buildings category for the World Architecture Festival 2017. Winners will be announced at the WAF annual event taking place in Berlin from the 15th to the 17th of November. We would be happy to see you there!


Learn more about our theatre at shl.dk/vendsyssel-theatre


And check out the full shortlist here


Kolding Hospital extension (DK) completes as our first major health-care project

The 32,000m² extension of Kolding Hospital in Denmark completes as one the first new built hospitals part of the EUR 6.4 billion modernising of Denmark’s future hospital capacity.


The new Kolding Hospital is among the first major hospitals to complete following the reform by the Danish Ministry of Health re-structuring the Danish health sector with new specialized hospitals by 2020. The extension of Kolding Hospital is also our first completed major hospital design. The masterplan emphasizes the landscape of the Kolding river valley and contains 32,000 m2 extension with a bed ward, an emergency ward and a new main entrance giving the hospital a whole new identity and improved arrival facilities for patients and relatives.


Kolding Hospital masterplan and extension competition was won in 2010 in team with NIRAS, CREO, Balslev and GBL.


Read more about the project here


Transformation of Fisketorvet – Copenhagen Mall

The transformation of Fisketorvet – Copenhagen Mall, one of Scandinavia’s largest retail destinations, aims to turn this 17-year old shopping centre into a welcoming urban locality fitting for one of the World’s most livable cities. The development plans, together with landscape architect SLA, include additional 15,000m² for retail, restaurants and leisure as well as the possibility to add 32,000m² for other commercial purposes. Together with the planned direct integration of the new metro station, due to open in 2023, this will create a new gravitational point for the entire area. The new design with near 360 degrees of open and active facades at the ground level will foster life between the building and the city, creating a new vibrant addition to downtown Copenhagen.


We look forward to share the progress of the transformation.


Our Gellerup Sports and Culture Campus design continues into the competition’s 2nd phase

We’re happy to share the news that our design for the new Sports and Culture Campus in the district of Gellerup in Aarhus (DK) continues into the 2nd and final phase of the competition.


The jury has selected our team (SHL, MASU Planning ApS, Loop Architects, COWI A/S and 2+1 Idébureau) to continue in the competition to create the new attraction in Aarhus, an open and attractive gathering place that strengthens the community, neighbourhood democracy and cohesion in the Gellerup area. The buildings and spaces are overlapping, so the architecture supports openness and creates space for the campus communities and people to meet each other.


The final winner will be selected in December 2017.


Read official press release from Aarhus Kommune here


2017 AD100 most influential architects in China

We have been selected to be part of the 2017 AD100 most influential architecture practices in China. We are honoured to be among the best in architecture and interior design, profiling the top talents and firms that create imaginative, intelligent and inspiring architecture in the Asian country.


Since 1990, Architectural Digest has been inviting worldwide renowned creative minds to be part of this select group. The Chinese version of the AD100 list launched in 2013 and, just like its American counterpart, salutes the most recognized architects and designers delivering and creating projects in China.


More information and full list of architects can be found here


Dokk1 in Aarhus hosts Next Library 2017

Once again Next Library 2017 is being hosted at Dokk1 in Aarhus, a gathering of more than 350 library professionals.


During the Next Library 2017 event you will be able to experience a line-up of great and inspiring Next Library Igniters, amongst them SHL Associate Elif Tinaztepe and Senior Architect Anette Bjerring Gammelgård will discuss Sense of place – anchoring the library of the future in its context.


The purpose of Next Library is to look ahead and explore the continuously evolving nature of the public library in the 21st century with international forward-thinking professionals, innovators and decision-makers who push boundaries and make changes that support learning.


More info and full program can be found here


And learn more here about our project Dokk1.


Inauguration of the new C.A.R.L. auditorium at RWTH Aachen University in Germany

8th June 2017 we celebrated the inauguration of one of the largest lecture hall facilities in Europe at the RWTH Aachen University campus in Germany. The new 14,000m² facility named C.A.R.L. (Central Auditorium for Research and Learning) offers space for over 4,000 students and comprises 11 lecture halls, 16 seminar rooms, break-out spaces and cafés, as well as housing the University’s physics collection, storage spaces, workspaces and a large bicycle parking basement. The two largest lecture halls contain 1,000 and 800 seats within the new building.


Read more here


Carlsberg Byen appoints SHL to develop a new 36,000m² tower project in Copenhagen

The new Carlsberg City district (Carlsberg Byen) sits on the former site of the world famous Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today, it is re-emerging as a new sustainable city district: a dense city structure with attractive urban spaces, public transport, and new buildings that complement the existing historical structures.


Together with Holscher Nordberg Architects, Züblin and Cowi, we will design a mixed-use development consisting of a city block and a 80 metre high residential tower, situated close to the famous Elephant Gate in the North Western corner of the Carlsberg site. The project comprises 17,000m² housing, 7,000m² offices, 2,000m² retail, cafés and restaurants and 10,000m² basement space. The building will become part of Copenhagen’s new skyline and a reference point tying the city together both historically and physically.


More updates will follow soon.


HeartFelt® ceiling system wins prestigious Red Dot Award for best product design

HeartFelt® a design collaboration together with Hunter Douglas has won the highest distinction in the Product Design category of the Red Dot Award 2017. HeartFelt® is a new modular linear felt ceiling system with unique design and sustainability qualities made with Cradle to Cradle-certified felt, a natural and soft material with a warm appearance and excellent acoustic properties.


The Red Dot Award is a prestigious international design recognition dating back over sixty years. This year, the  award attracted more than 5,500 submissions from 54 countries. A jury of 40 independent designers, design professors and journalists evaluated the entries, nominating those with a ‘groundbreaking’ design as winners of the coveted award.


Watch a video about the design of HeartFelt® here
And read more about the product at Hunter Douglas website

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