We are honoured to receive a Commendation in the Mixed Use category at the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards for the VIA project in Oslo, Norway (also known as Ruseløkkveien 26). Many thanks to our client and collaborators.
Learn more about the project here
SHL progress to the final phase of the competition to design ‘Børneriget’, the new children’s hospital at Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet
We are delighted to share that we are into the final phase of the competition to design the new world class children’s hospital at Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet in central Copenhagen, together with our team MOE, CREO Arkitekter, Tredje Natur, Keingart and Smith Innovation!
Børneriget will become Denmark’s leading hospital for patients needing highly specialized treatment and an international centre of excellence in the provision of care and treatment to children, adolescents and women in childbirth. The hospital will be designed for children and families everyday life and play will be an integral part of the treatment.
The new building will sit on a 17,900 m² site located at the western end of the current Rigshospitalet site in Central Copenhagen and cover a total floor area of approximately 58,660 m², rising to 60 m high.
Find more information at the Børneriget homepage here
Our SHL team will be attending the upcoming MIPIM Conference at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes (FR), where our VIA project in Oslo (NO) will be exhibited in the Oslo Metropolitan Area stand P-1.M50/N51
Founding Partner Morten Schmidt, Senior Partner Kristian Lars Ahlmark, CCO Nathan Smith and Associate Rasmus Duong-Grunnet will represent our studio this year and, they look forward meeting all our colleagues, friends, clients and future collaborators.
See you there!
You can read more about our VIA mixed-use development here
We are honoured to be shortlisted with our City of Westminster College for the Westminster City Council first ever People’s Choice Awards!
Our educational project competes against projects from Zaha Hadid, O’Donnell + Tuomey and Eric Parry Architects to name a few. This distinction, intends to celebrate and promote architectural excellence across the London Borough, and engage the public in a debate about what makes a great building.
Deadline for votes is June 30th, so make sure to cast your vote here
In the meantime you can read more about our project here
Construction of the new extension to Hvidovre hospital has officially begun. Staff, patients and local dignitaries celebrated during the official ground breaking ceremony. The new 32,000 m² extension will be situated West of the existing complex and scheduled for completion in 2020.
The four-storey extension comprises an emergency ward, pediatrics ward and obstetrics and cardiology departments. The concrete base will become a flexible and respectful new interpretation while maintaining the orthogonal geometry. A unique feature is the new platform for arrival which angles towards the hospital in one smooth movement and leads below the building.
Region Council Chairman Sophie Hæstorp Andersen had the honour of braking the ground and officially launching the construction of the hospitals new extension. “Today we put the shovel in the ground and begin a new era in the hospital’s history,” said Sophie Hæstorp Andersen.
Read more about the project here
Image by Büro Jantzen
This week, the Katuaq Cultural Centre of Greenland in Nuuk celebrates its 20th anniversary. When opened in 1997 the building provided for the first time a cultural and artistic meeting place for both locals, the international Inuit community and visitors from all over the world. Built to last and survive Greenland’s unforgiving climate, the cultural centre still stands today as a dynamic meeting point catering for a diversity of activities from concerts, cinema, theatre performances, conferences, exhibitions to public events.
Read more about the project here
Christchurch’s new Central Library is starting to take shape. The new library will be a world leader in seismic design and construction techniques. It has been designed to a strict set of performance criteria that significantly exceeds standard building code level performance.
Pre-cast concrete panels, weighing up to 133 tonnes, were placed to create the western core of the building during December and January. The one-piece construction of the panels provides a superior structural solution. These panels were lifted by a 400-tonne crawler crane due to their size and weight and, some of them contain up to 60 cubic metres of concrete!
Once the pre-cast panels are in place the structural steel framework will begin with the library due for completion in mid-2018.
In the meantime, read more information about the project here
Tomorrow, we celebrate the grand opening of Aarhus, European Capital of Culture 2017 – a historic year devoted to culture and great experiences across places and people in Denmark’s 2nd city.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen is a member of The Architecture Project who is primary driver for architecture events featured in the Capital of Culture program.
Have a look at the Capital of Culture program 2017 here
On Monday January 23rd at 6PM, Morten Schmidt will lecture about our recent works and the future of libraries in Ottawa (Ontario), as part of Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism Forum Lecture Series at The Carleton University. The event will be held in the Canadian Museum of History. The lecture series invites citizens to engage in emerging ideas and celebrate the architectural profession.