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SHL turns 30!

On October 1st 2016 (which appropriately is also World Architecture Day) we celebrate the big 3-0 at Schmidt Hammer Lassen!


We are proud of our contribution to three decades of architectural history – and how we’ve achieved it together with amazing clients, collaborators and colleagues.


Thank you all.


Part time Graphic Designer/ Copenhagen

We are looking for a talented part-time Graphic Designer to join our in-house communications team in Copenhagen!


Read more about the job and apply here.


Winning redevelopment and high-rise proposal in Stavanger (NO)

“Breiavatnet Lanterna” is a dynamic scheme for boosting the city of Stavanger’s ambitions for future urban developments that will create a new benchmark for sustainable and creative work environments. The project offers a new public centre; a transformation of the existing park and a new 101-metres tower containing 18,170 m2 of highly flexible space for offices, restaurants, exhibitions and conferences. The ground and top floors will be open to the public ensuring a new unique meeting place in the city.


See more details about the project here


Malmö Live wins Stadsbyggnadspriset 2016!

On September 8th, Malmö Live was announced winner of the City of Malmö Prize 2016! This prestigious Award praises the valuable improvements in the city where Malmö Live has become a focal point and landmark, offering a setting in which the spirit of the city, its diversity and intimacy receive an architectonic expression.


Learn more about the project here


Completed renovation for a Hi-Tech start-up incubator space in Shanghai

We have completed an overhaul of an existing office building in Shanghai into an innovation incubator for Hi-Tech start-up companies. Located at the CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park, in aim to support and nurture local start-up companies, the incubator is a pilot project of a series of shared office developments in the area by the client.


Read more about the project here


Revealing design for a new Cultural Center in Foshan, Guangdong (China)

We have revealed designs for a new ambitious cultural center in the heart of the south Chinese city of Foshan.  Located 45km West of Guangzhou, the city is aiming to create a combination of Library, Arts, Education and Cultural performance space in the heart of Foshan’s existing Thousand Lantern Lake Park designed by US Landscape Architects SWA.


More about the project can be found here


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

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