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New Copenhagen Office Director

We are pleased to announce that our Project Development Manager Mads Engel has taken over the position as Director of the Copenhagen office from 1st August.


Joining Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in 2005 as a trained Architectural Technologist he later graduated with a master degree in Architecture from Aalborg University. Through the years, Mads has worked on many projects and a number of different typologies and in many scales, thus gained experience in cooperation across disciplines and becoming a Project Development Manager later in 2015.


Dokk1 shortlisted for the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards – Create the Future

This week, the 16th annual LEAF Awards (Leading European Architecture Forum) announced the 2017 shortlist of entries setting the benchmark for the international architectural community.


With 3,500 daily visitors, our beloved Dokk1 in Aarhus (DK) is shortlisted in the category of Public Building of the Year, a big recognition after winning the Public Library of the Year and A+ Popular Choice Award back in 2016.


We look forward to the winner reveal in September during an award ceremony in the global hub of architecture, London, where more than 100+ leading senior figures from the world’s elite architectural design community will convene to celebrate, discuss and honour some of the best new international architectural projects.


More information about the full shortlist and upcoming event can be found here


Read here more about Dokk1


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

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