Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects lands its first project in Japan

Fukuoka Jisho, a Japanese real estate company, and JFA-Group, a consortium composed of JR Kyushu and Aso Corporation, have been selected in conjunction with Schmidt Hammer Lassen to design a mixed-use complex in Fukuoka, Japan.


Fukuoka Hakata-Higashi is a development combining office, retail, and a mechanical parking tower located in close proximity to Hakata Station, one of the major rail stations in southern Japan and the largest on Kyushu Island.


Fukuoka Hakata-Higashi will become a unifying complex and a versatile reflection of city life contributing to the community development around the station.


The project is scheduled to complete in March 2024.


Architectural leaders discuss the future of materiality in Aarhus

Last Thursday, September 5, our Aarhus studio hosted some of the leading voices in architecture for a panel discussion about materiality as a part of “Aarhus Festuge”, the city’s annual celebration of art, culture, and architecture.


“Nature’s Materials and Architecture” brought together Reiulf Ramstad, Design Director at Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter; Roland Bechmann, Managing Director and Partner at Werner Sobek; Frans Drewniak, Teaching Associate Professor of Architecture and Technology at KAD​K, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Founding Partner Bjarne Hammer for a lively discussion about the role of materials in the future of the building industry. The discussion was moderated by Rasmus Kierkegaard, Partner at Schmidt Hammer Lassen.


“Nature’s Materials and Architecture” was produced in collaboration with some of Denmark’s finest material suppliers including VOLA, Louis Poulsen, Garde Hvalsøe, Dinesen, and Zurface.


Our Fab Knowledge Group will host a talk by Digital Design Unit (DDU)

This Thursday, September 5, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects will host a talk by Digital Design Unit (DDU), an architectural research and teaching branch at the Faculty of Architecture of Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany.


Our Fab Knowledge Group pushes the boundaries of robotics, automation, physical modelling, and prototyping through testing and research. As part of our Digital Practice knowledge sessions, research fellow and PhD candidate Samim Mehdizadeh will speak about ROTO-FORM, a project that aims to expand the geometric freedom of concrete elements with a resource-efficient casting process.


DDU explores possibilities in architecture through computation, crowdsourcing, gaming, digital fabrication, and robotics. Read more about DDU at ddu-research.com.



We are in the final round to design the new Dordrecht City Hall and Library in The Netherlands

The island city of Dordrecht in The Netherlands advanced Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to the final round in a competition to design the Huis van Stad en Regio, a municipal building that will become the city’s most prominent public hub.


Housing a library, a citizens’ service center, a city tourism center, and office space for the civil services of the municipality Dordrecht and the Drechtsteden, the new city hall will be the catalyst for further development of the Spuiboulevard area. In addition to the 20,000-square-metre building, the competition includes a proposal for the redevelopment of the surrounding public space, parking, and additional commercial programming.


Our vision for this new urban node looks to the future of learning, working, and engaging in the public realm.


Associate Partner Masahiro Katsume to lecture at JaDAS workshop in Copenhagen

Japan and Denmark Architectural Studies (JaDAS), a project offering Japanese and Nordic architectural students an opportunity to learn and exchange social backgrounds and architectural cultures, will host a workshop series this month.


Associate Partner Masahiro Katsume will serve as a lecturer and guest critic for the students’ project proposals focused on the redevelopment of Refshaleøen, an historic industrial area of Copenhagen implementing innovative urban solutions on a global scale. As an advisor, Masahiro will review the students work, as well as lecture about Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s body of work, Danish design traditions, and the art of free hand sketching.


For more information and lecture updates follow @japananddenmarkarchitecturalstudies on Facebook here.


Christchurch, New Zealand’s new central library wins major national awards

Tūranga has been sweeping the New Zealand award circuit since opening in October 2018. The new central library in Christchurch was recently awarded a New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Canterbury Architecture Award in the Public and Interior Architecture categories. During the ceremony on June 6, Tūranga also scooped a coveted Colour award. The library will now be considered for the NZIA’s National Architecture Awards programme held in November this year. Read more at www.nzia.co.nz.


Last week, the project also received both the Best in Category (Civic and Arts) and overall Supreme Award at the Property Council of New Zealand Industry Awards. Entered by project managers AECOM, the awards are focused on recognising buildings that provide an outstanding return and delivery of service potential on investment of funds. More information about the prize can be found at www.propertynz.co.nz.


Learn more about Christchurch Central Library here.


Tūranga library shortlisted for World Architecture Festival Awards

Christchurch, New Zealand’s new central library has been shortlisted for a World Architecture Festival award in the 2019 Completed Buildings: Civic and community category. The World Architecture Festival is one of the most prestigious events dedicated to the architecture and development industry.


Winners will be announced during the WAF Annual event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands this December. More information about the award can be found at www.worldarchitecturefestival.com.


Learn more about Tūranga here.


We are hiring a Graphic Designer and a Marketing Intern

We have an opening for a hands-on design leader that can push the boundaries of creativity and serve as the visual steward of the Schmidt Hammer Lassen brand. The Graphic Designer will manage our visual identity as well as the production of presentations, tender submissions, exhibitions, and marketing materials.


We are also looking for a curious and resourceful full-time Marketing Intern that can support our internal and external communications and business development with an enthusiastic spirit.


Both candidates will join our high energy in-house marketing team located in Copenhagen that prioritizes ingenuity, curiosity, collaboration, and strong, clear communications.


For more details about the internships and how to apply, click here.


Joanna Gasparski to lead tour of Carlsberg Byen at CTBUH’s first walking tour in Scandinavia

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat brings its annual Global Walking Tour event to Copenhagen for the first time this month, and Project Architect Joanna Gasparski is on the programme. Themed 50 Forward | 50 Back in celebration of CTBUH’s 50th anniversary, this year’s Global Walking Tour takes place in cities around the world and explores urban habitat spaces in each city. The tour stops will reflect on recent history while looking to the sustainable future of cities around the world.


On June 27, Joanna will lead a mix of architects, engineers, and construction industry professionals through Copenhagen’s new Carlsberg Byen district, home to two Schmidt Hammer Lassen tower projects including Dahlerups Tower and and the surrounding Caroline Hus.


Register for the tour at www.ctbuh.org, and learn more about Dahlerups Tower at www.shl.dk/dahlerups-tower-carlsberg-byen/.

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