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Architectural Technologist Interns/ Spring 2017

We are looking for Architectural Technologist interns to start in Spring 2017.


Would you like to work with talented architects and architectural technologists at one of our two offices in Aarhus or Copenhagen? Are you driven to work on ambitious and complex projects where challenging building solutions and innovative architecture is the focal point of your professional learning and development?


If so – apply here: Architectural Technologist Interns Spring 2017


SHL complete exhibition pavilion on the banks of the HuangPu River in Shanghai

As part of the regeneration and development of the West Bund area in Shanghai, we have completed a permanent exhibition and art pavilion on the riverside promenade. In 2013, we were commissioned by West Bund to create a series of pavilions as part of the West Bund Biennale of Art & Architecture. “The Cloud” was designed to last for duration of the Biennale but due to its success it remained in place for over 2 years. In 2015, the West Bund commissioned SHL to redesign the pavilion as a permanent space for art and events. We maintained the steel structure of the original pavilion, creating space for events and small exhibitions, and maintaining the original notion from the Biennale pavilion of a ‘cloud’. The new pavilion creates a singular space in the form of an extruded glass cloud, a symbol of luck in ancient Chinese painting.


Read more about the project here


World’s best library: Dokk1 wins Public Library of the Year Award 2016

Monday 15th August, our Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark, was announced winner of the Public Library of the Year Award 2016 at a prestigious ceremony during the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) congress in Columbus, Ohio. The international panel of judges recognised Dokk1 as a true library of the future that embraces new digital developments, user demands, local culture, and a desire to accommodate diverse population groups within an open and functional architectural expression.


Dokk1 triumphed over libraries from Australia and the United States, becoming the third public library to receive the international prize awarded by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces as a part of the Model Programme for Public Libraries.


Read more about Dokk1 here

Read more about the award here


Dokk1 – a 36,000m2 study in the art of collaboration

This week, the dynamic duo of Marie Østergaard from Dokk1 and our Associate Elif Tinaztepe were spearheading a workshop at the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Chicago, a satellite event which is part of the official programme leading up to the annual IFLA congress (International Federation of Libraries Association) in Columbus, Ohio.


The workshop “Collaborative Strategies for Successful Library Design and Innovative Use“ engaged the participants in how strategic and comprehensive user-involvement in a multi-layered collaboration process have contributed to creating a new type of library and library usage that draws the public in unprecedented numbers.


More information at 2016.ifla.org/


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.

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