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Shanghai Library Lecture

Partners Chris Hardie and Rong Lu will lecture at the Shanghai Library this coming Sunday 24th September at 9.30am, showing a selection of our Library projects around the world and culminating with revealing the latest designs for Shanghai’s new library, a 110,000 m² building located in Pudong District , due to break ground at the end of the month.


More information on how to book a place and come along if you are in town can be found here


And learn more about the new Shanghai Library at shl.dk/shanghai-library


Monroe Blocks at Detroit Design 139 Exhibition

If you’re in Detroit, drop by the Detroit Design 139 exhibition showcasing innovative architecture happening within the city. Our Monroe Blocks development and first US project is displayed and open to the public until the end of October. Because of its strong design legacy and international influence, Detroit was recently awarded the first UNESCO City of Design designation in the United States, joining a worldwide network of cities committed to utilizing design as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion, and cultural vibrancy.


As a follow-up to the DD 139 show, Senior Partner Kristian Lars Ahlmark will give a lecture on Wednesday, October 11 at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. For more information on his talk and the exhibition, visit DD139


Learn more about the Monroe Blocks here 


Image by Detroit Design 139


The new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters breaks ground in Shanghai, China

Our design for the new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters in Shanghai has broken ground on Monday 18th September. Developed by government backed CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park, the project is aimed as CaoHeJing’s platform for innovation. The new Centre will support and nurture high-tech firms, and connect local and overseas university graduates and enterprises and act as an accelerator for new technology in China.


The project sits on the edge of Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park, a state level economic and technological development zone covering an area of 14.5 km2 east of downtown Shanghai, and home to some 1200 domestic and overseas hi-tech companies. The project is our third collaboration with CaoHeJing and is expected to complete in 2020.


Learn more about CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters here



Prequalified to design CBS’ Student & Innovation House in Copenhagen

We are happy to share that we have been prequalified to design Copenhagen Business School’s Student & Innovation House together with Søren Jensen Engineering and White Noise + Rune Fjord Studio.


CBS has acquired a noteworthy building located right next to the main CBS Campus, which served as a police station between 1920 to 2012. The building is designed by famed Danish architect Hack Kampmann with well-preserved spacious and historic rooms including former prison cells in the basement. Schmidt Hammer Lassen will lead the multidisciplinary team in the design for the redevelopment of the building as well as a vision for how the CBS students can use their new home to create a safe environment for sharing ideas, innovative thinking and application of academic skills – or, as the CBS students put it in their vision statement, a house that can change the world.


More information about the project can be found here


The New Correctional Facility in Nuuk longlisted for the 2017 WAN Future Project Awards

The New Correctional Facility in Nuuk, capital of Greenland, has been longlisted in the Future Projects category for the WAN Awards 2017. The WAN Future Projects Awards are organized by World Architecture News and have the world’s largest international architectural awards programme, celebrating the excellence of projects that will generate global progressive thinking.


Openness, light, security, and flexibility are the leading values behind the design of the 8,500 m² facility. The project matches the unique and beautiful surroundings supporting the focus of the Danish Prison and Probation Service on the balance between punishment and rehabilitation.


Read more about the awards here


Shortlist and winners will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can learn more about the Correctional Facility in Nuuk here


We support Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, leaders from 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combating climate change, and fighting injustice by adopting a new set of 17 measurable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


At Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, we have identified Development Goal no. 11 as a primary focus area in our work – targeting a future where “Sustainable cities and communities” are inclusive, safe and resilient. Supporting initiatives like the UN Global Compact, value based charters like the Nordic Built Charter and Danish Association for Responsible Construction is part of our overall CSR effort because we believe in the great potential and impact of architecture – now and in the future. On the annual Campaign Day in September, we support the World’s Best News’ attempt to raise awareness on the progress in the developing countries.


World’s Best News is an independent media founded in Denmark by the UN, the Danish civil society and private sector – and is a unique collaboration between the UN, DANIDA, more than 100 Danish NGOs and 100 private sector companies.


Read the Best News and find more information on the campaign website


Drawing of the Year 2017

Already a tradition, the Aarhus School of Architecture, in collaboration with us and our Associate Partner Trine Berthold as a jury member, VOLA, and The Danish Arts Foundation, announce the fifth joint venture international competition Drawing of the Year 2017. Under the theme of “Everyday Utopia”, bold, inspiring, provocative, and innovative proposals are invited to participate. On all scales and in all environments, from the smallest structure to complex facilities; from rural outskirts to suburban environments; from nature to expanding megacities.


Drawings can be submitted no later than the 20th of November 2017 at 12.00 noon (CET).


Read more information about the Drawing of the Year 2017 competition here



* First prize DOTY 2014, Olga Krukovskaya, Russia


New Aarhus Office Director

We are pleased to announce that Project Development Manager Philip Brinch Sørensen has taken over the position as Director of the Aarhus office from 1st September 2017.


Joining Schmidt Hammer Lassen in 2011 as a trained Architect and Architectural Technologist he has worked on several complex projects that span from housing projects to large and complex public buildings such as Dokk1 thus gained experience in cooperation across disciplines. In 2014 Philip was appointed Associate and in 2015 he became a Project Development Manager.


We are hiring: Modelworkshop Manager and Student Worker

Our studio in Copenhagen is looking for a Modelworkshop Manager and a Student Worker with solid experience in AutoCAD (or Revit), Rhino, and Adobe packages.


As a Model Workshop Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the model workshop – including model building, miscellaneous drawing tasks, procurement, manning planning and recruitment of students, which are necessary labour during busy periods. On the other hand, if you would like to join us as a Student Worker, you will be involved with model building and be cooperating daily with the Workshop Manager.


Read more about the job positions and apply here: Join us

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