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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.


Video teaser: our Cloud Pavilion 2.0 coming soon to the West Bund in Shanghai

In 2013, we created the Cloud Pavilion, an ephemeral pavilion consisting of two white surfaces and 20,000 pieces of white rope. Intended as a counterpoint to the heavy industrial cranes on the waterfront and as a place for contemplation and rest along the HuangPu River the pavilion was designed to last for the 2 month duration of the Biennale. Due to the success of the pavilion it remained in place for over 2 years.


In 2015, West Bund commissioned us to redesign the pavilion as a permanent container for art and events thus Cloud Pavilion 2.0 was born.


Currently under construction, the new pavilion is due to open to the public in August 2016.


Morten Schmidt discusses Dokk1 and its impact on Aarhus at the London Festival of Architecture

Founding Partner Morten Schmidt will be present at the London Festival of Architecture 2016 taking part in The Liveable City’s opening seminar, organised by the Danish Embassy and supported by RIBA. The seminar focuses on the political process of moving from vision to action, bringing in experiences from the recent years transformation of Danish cities including the redevelopment of Aarhus harbour and its centre piece Dokk1.


With an opening speech from Ambassador Claus Grube and a debate moderated by Dr Kat Martindale, RIBA’s Head of research and Innovation, SHL will share the stage with Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, FredericaC, Rambøll and Studio Egret West.


Make sure to check it out if you’re in London!
Read more about the seminar here: eventbrite.co.uk


When/ Tuesday, 14 June 2016 from 8:30AM to 12:00 (BST)
Where/ Royal Danish Embassy – 55 Sloane Street, London, UK


Our Malt Factory design continues into the competition’s 2nd phase

We’re super excited to share the news that our design for the redevelopment of the former Malt Factory in Ebeltoft continues into the 2nd phase and the competition.


The jury has selected our team (SHL, Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten and Thøgersen & Stouby) to continue in the competition to help shape the future of this new multi-cultural centre, which will house a microbrewery, malt factory, creative workspaces, exhibitions spaces a library and museum.


The final winner will be selected in October 2016.


Read official press release from Den Ny Malt Fabrik here: nymalt.dk


Bjarne Hammer discusses the role of Architecture in society at Louisiana Live

Join us on June 9th for the Louisiana Live about Space and spaciousness – an evening on the role of architecture in society.


How do we design our society? Quite literally. What is the role of the buildings we live and work in? Is the architecture a mirror of our values? Or can it help to transform the communities we are a part of? In Denmark, but also in countries with new or fragile democracies?


Meet four prominent Danish architects who are leaders in their fields: Gitte Andersen from Signal, Bjarne Hammer from Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects and Rasmus Astrup from SLA.


Organizer/ Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Host/ Marc-Christoph Wagner
Where/ Concert Hall, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
When/ 7:30PM
Event will be held in Danish


Join us at the Danish Architecture Centre for our open architecture in a closing society lecture

We are bringing back to Copenhagen a double lecture together with SHL Founding Partner Bjarne Hammer and Kees Kaan from KAAN Architecten.


An event about Open Architecture in a Closing Society and how two new projects of high court buildings just completed in The Hague, The International Criminal Court and The Supreme Court of the Netherlands support this ideal.


The lecture will be followed by a public debate moderated by Marc-Christoph Wagner (Editor of Louisiana Channel by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art)


June 10th @4PM, @Danish Architecture Centre


See more details here: Open Architecture in a Closing Society


How to identify innovative solutions and achieve sustainable districts?

Project Development Manager Jette Birkeskov Mogensen is speaking today at the Climate-KIC Nordic Conference “Nordic Cities Workshop on Regional Cohesion in Climate Action and Innovation” in Malmö (SE) about our urban vision of holistic sustainability – the Urban Mountain project in Oslo (NO).


Read about our project here: Urban Mountain


More on Climate-KIC Events


What if schools were designed as platforms for social interaction?

Associate Partner Kasper Frandsen talks about how important and necessary diversity is, as a starting point for social interaction in our educational buildings.


More information about Schulbau can be found here


Where: Schulbau Messe in Hamburg, Germany
When: 28th of April, 2016

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