30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark

These architecture firms are leading the way in Denmark and beyond.

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The Danes have a longstanding artistic heritage that traces back to the Vikings and is strongly upheld in today’s modern world. Historically, the architecture of Denmark was reflected its reigning sovereign, many of which deeply admired French architecture and commissioned the French to build up its monarchical landscape. One will find that Denmark’s various imperial residences, like the Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen, often resemble the formal and aesthetic qualities of French Renaissance châteaux.

Notwithstanding the foreign influence, a strong nationalist aesthetic flourished in the 20th century, when Nordic Classicism, Functionalist architecture and Modernism dominated. Denmark’s thriving post-war modernist scene positioned many architects like Jørn Utzon and Johan Otto von Spreckelsen on the international map. The country’s modernist and forward-thinking architecture translated into its urban fabric, prioritizing pedestrian and cycling culture. Denmark’s commitment to urban redevelopment, culture-building and public planning has influenced neighboring countries, positioning the nation as a critical player in the global architecture and planning community. Indeed, their expertise is often called upon internationally (think the Sydney Opera House, the Grande Arche de la Défense near Paris and the Museum of Liverpool). It doesn’t stop there — Denmark continues to boom with emerging talent, many of which have established notable practices and earned their spot on this year’s Top Firms in Denmark list.

With so many architecture firms to choose from, it’s challenging for clients to identify the industry leaders that will be an ideal fit for their project needs. Fortunately, Architizer is able to provide guidance on the top design firms in Denmark based on more than a decade of data and industry knowledge.

How are these architecture firms ranked?

The following ranking has been created according to key statistics that demonstrate each firm’s level of architectural excellence. The following metrics have been accumulated to establish each architecture firm’s ranking, in order of priority:

  • The number of A+Awards won (2013 to 2022)
  • The number of A+Awards finalists (2013 to 2022)
  • The number of projects selected as “Project of the Day” (2009 to 2022)
  • The number of projects selected as “Featured Project” (2009 to 2022)
  • The number of projects uploaded to Architizer (2009 to 2022)

Each of these metrics is explained in more detail at the foot of this article. This ranking list will be updated annually, taking into account new achievements of Denmark architecture firms throughout the year.

Without further ado, here are the 32 best architecture firms in Denmark:


30. Gottlieb Paludan Architects

© Gottlieb Paludan Architects

© Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Gottlieb Paludan Architects is a large Scandinavian architectural company with offices in Denmark and Norway. Our objective is to create greater cohesion through architecture that connects people and urban spaces and that supplies the necessities for everyday living. The development and design of the basic functions of society constitute a central, professional challenge for us. We transform complex challenges into sustainable architectural solutions within our four market areas: Energy, Water & Industry, Mobility & Transport, Civic & Commercial and Urban Development. We consult in architecture, landscape architecture, urban spaces and design. Our company was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has been run by changing generations of architects since then.

Some of Gottlieb Paludan Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Gottlieb Paludan Architects achieve 30th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 1
Total Projects 9

29. SNA Arkitektur

For almost 20 years, SNA has contributed to the shaping of Faroese architecture. Selmar Nielsen, Architect MAA, founded his architectural firm in 2001 and has been in charge of the management ever since. SNA is Faroese based with its headquarters in Torshavn and has approximately 20 employees. The distinctive environment of the capital, and its proximity to the combative nature, is the firm’s most vital source of inspiration. SNA spans widely in architectural categories, and is known for having designed and projected several distinctive buildings, including quite extensive and complex projects, ranging from urban planning to teaching and institutional buildings, and various commercial buildings.

Some of SNA Arkitektur’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped SNA Arkitektur achieve 29th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Total Projects 4

28. Lars Gitz Architects

© Lars Gitz Architects

© Lars Gitz Architects

Lars Gitz Architects is a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism and design, founded by Lars Gitz in 1997. Since then the office has grown into an international practice with award winning work in the Scandinavian region and worldwide. Every day we create architectural quality based on innovation, experience and Nordic values. This assures sustainable and aesthetic solutions with lasting value for clients, occupants and society. We are recognized and awarded for setting new architectural standards, due to our strong focus on the functional, artistic and social value of architecture.

Some of Lars Gitz Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Lars Gitz Architects achieve 28th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 1
Total Projects 1

27. Arcgency

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

Architectural office situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the making of architecture, a high percentage of the worlds resources are used. As architects, it is our responsibility to create a better world, with better cities without exploiting nature. At Arcgency we design and build sustainable architecture by using new building methods and always thinking of life-cycle and reusability.

We have a strong belief, that better design lasts longer and creates less waste. RCA. Resource Conscious Architecture: Research is a fundamental part of Arcgencys strategy for RCA, Resource Conscious Architecture.Through professional networks we develop and test the strategies. At the moment we are developing sustainable housing for the Chinese marked in collaboration with FISH China: ‘Future Industrialized Sustainable Construction & Urban Development’ and Innobyg. Arcgency is a member of CONCITO, Denmark’s green think tank.

Some of Arcgency’s most prominent projects include:

  • THE KRANE, 1, Skudehavnsvej, København Ø, København, Denmark

The following statistics helped Arcgency achieve 27th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 2
Total Projects 1

26. MAP Architects

© david garcia

© david garcia

The studio is an architectural platform based in Copenhagen founded by architect David A. Garcia. The studio is active internationally, engaged mostly with projects in challenging environments. Our designs span through various scales and spheres of action, often challenging the status quo through inventiveness and a cross-disciplinary approach. Collaborative work with engineers and the scientific community, like our collaboration with UNESCO’s water resilience department, or NASA, is part of every project we undertake. From master plans in flood prone areas, to efficient design in arctic regions, from desertification or abandoned infrastructure, our methodology aims to turn hazards into assets.

Some of MAP Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped MAP Architects achieve 26th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 2
Total Projects 1

25. JAC Studios

© JAC Studios

© JAC Studios

With the foundation in architecture, scenography and art, JAC studios work with exhibition architecture for museums, companies as well as in public urban space.
The Vision is an interest in challenging and developing the exhibition experience and the future values this implies. We have a solid experience of small and large-scale projects in all stages of the design process. We work in close dialogue with the client, and offer a complete design, from conception, to detailed drawings, production and tender request documentation.

JAC studios believe in contextual exhibitions, where the nar­rative or thematic story is communicated through a one-off design, which responds to movement, the specific space, the scenic setting, light, sound and furniture. However, while the consideration of these elements as essential, the artifact remains the main driver for the design. We believe that the combination of scenography and archi­tecture provides a base for alternative thinking and results in communicative spaces accentuated by storytelling, aesthetics, materiality, sustainability and user participation. We believe that exhibition design plays a major role in con­tributing to debates and dialogues. Therefore, the exhibition should work as a social and communicative stage.

Some of JAC Studios’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped JAC Studios achieve 25th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 2
Total Projects 2

24. Danielsen Architecture

© Danielsen Architecture

© Danielsen Architecture

Danielsen Architecture is a multidisciplinary firm founded in 1987. We have since positioned ourselves as a leader in the profession and successfully delivered Architectural and Interior design projects such as offices, housing, factories, hotels and restaurants, both as new construction and renovations. In addition we also offer strong expertise in Space Planning and Programming. Our area of expertise is broad, but the intentions are always the same: functional, elegant architectural solutions with the user in focus from project inception through completion. Our business approach is to address unique requirements in an innovative, creative manner while continuously creating value for our clients.

Some of Danielsen Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Danielsen Architecture achieve 24th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 2
Total Projects 5

23. Sweco Architects Denmark

© Sweco Architects Denmark

© Sweco Architects Denmark

Sweco Architects is a full-service architecture firm, deeply rooted in the Scandinavian architectural tradition. We are 320 employees working together from offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Silkeborg, Herning and Odense. We create architecture and environments for people to live, learn, work and thrive. Based on an interplay between light, context, functionality, and aesthetics – and a deep knowledge of people’s hopes, dreams and needs. We create the settings for our communities and daily life – homes, schools, day care institutions, offices, shops and urban areas.

Some of Sweco Architects Denmark’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Sweco Architects Denmark achieve 23th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 2
Total Projects 9

22. WE Architecture

© Architekturfotograf Rasmus Norlander

© Architekturfotograf Rasmus Norlander

WE Architecture strives to push innovative architecture forward to improve the condition of the world. No less. Our capabilities include architecture, urban planning, tangible design and utopian ideas.

Some of WE Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped WE Architecture achieve 22nd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 2
Total Projects 20

21. SOPHUS SØBYE ARCHITECTS

The studio is situated in Copenhagen and is established by Sophus Søbye in 2004. Sophus Søbye Architects performs tasks on a national scale, which have a focus on pointing forward on projects in an international context. The studio has won several prizes for its uncompromising projects that have been published in international journals and magazines. Sophus Søbye Architects was nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award in 2002 for The Future Community Center in Hadsten. For the Scouts and Outdoor Cabin of the Future in Odense the studio received in 2008 the In-situ Award by Dansk Beton and the Architectural Award by the Municipality of Odense.

Some of SOPHUS SØBYE ARCHITECTS’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped SOPHUS SØBYE ARCHITECTS achieve 21st place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 3

20. MIKKELSEN Architects

© Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, MIKKELSEN Architects

© Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, MIKKELSEN Architects

Mikkelsen Architects is based on the Danish design tradition, and seeks the simple answers that respect and gently relate to the building mass and surroundings. We are looking for sustainable solutions that create value for users and for the climate. Mikkelsen Architects was established by Stig Mikkelsen in 2012, and our design has always been characterized by both a humble and ambitious approach. People — the user is at the center. Knowledge of climate and materials inspires and drives the development of our architecture.

Some of MIKKELSEN Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped MIKKELSEN Architects achieve 20th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 3
Total Projects 8

19. DISSING+WEITLING architecture

© Cobe, DISSING+WEITLING architecture

© Cobe, DISSING+WEITLING architecture

At DISSING+WEITLING our goal is to create optimal spaces for human activity — at work, in the home and in the public sphere. We have a clear and accommodating approach, characterised by user-centric solutions that pay particular attention to the physical, cultural and environmental context of each project. D+W was formed in 1971 to continue the work started by Arne Jacobsen. Since then, the company has refined and developed this Scandinavian design tradition with works that have set new standards in design and architecture. Over the years, we have built up a professional portfolio that includes some of the world’s most spectacular bridges and distinctive international business headquarters, as well as new residential areas, historic building renovations, and interior and product design.

Some of DISSING+WEITLING architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped DISSING+WEITLING architecture achieve 19th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 9

18. Cubo

© Martin Schubert

© Martin Schubert

Cubo Architects has positioned itself around architectural competitions as the creative tool for exploring the future of Architecture. For more than 20 years Cubo has offered specialized consultancy for educational- and healthcare buildings, and in the fields of transformation, of cultural and ecclesiastical architecture and various housing typologies. The founding partners are architects Peter Dalsgaard, Bo Lautrup, Ib Valdemar Nielsen and Lars Juel Thiis. In 2014 the partner group expanded from four to eight with the architects Søren Marxen, Sune Nielsen, Per Ravn and Rune Riis. Cubo is located in the transformed industrial interior of an old newspaper factory,’Jyllandsgaarden’ in central Aarhus.

Some of Cubo’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Cubo achieve 18th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 6

17. Pluskontoret Arkitekter

© Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

© Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

Pluskontoret is an architecture office based in Aarhus, Denmark, and was founded in 1993. Our method consists of a positive approach based on dialog and collaboration – we work with each individual and specific project and throughout this process, we strive to create meaningful architecture. Your values, requirements and visions are the nucleus for creating each project. We transform them into space, light, and sound: Architecture.

Some of Pluskontoret Arkitekter’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Pluskontoret Arkitekter achieve 17th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 9

16. Nordic — Office of Architecture

© Nordic — Office of Architecture

© Nordic — Office of Architecture

Nordic — Office of Architecture is one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural firms, based on quality-conscious design and architecture, advanced use of information technology, and professional execution of projects. Nordic’s pro­fes­sional com­pe­tence cov­ers most ar­eas within ar­chi­tec­ture; ur­ban de­sign and mas­ter­plan­ning, re­con­struc­tion and re­fur­bish­ment, en­vi­ron­men­tal de­sign, in­fra­struc­ture plan­ning, build­ing analy­sis and de­sign, as well as pro­ject- and de­sign man­age­ment. Work­ing within a large va­ri­ety of sec­tors and scope, Nordic has spe­cialized in the mas­ter­plan­ning and de­sign of air­ports and hos­pi­tals. As­sign­ments span from these large and com­plex schemes, in­clud­ing univer­si­ties, ur­ban plan­ning and hous­ing de­vel­op­ments, through to small pri­vate res­i­den­tial jobs.

Some of Nordic — Office of Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Nordic — Office of Architecture achieve 16th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 10

15. NORD Architects

© NORD Architects

© NORD Architects

NORD Architects is a creative office based in Copenhagen, Denmark. We design with empathy and create healthy, remarkable buildings that promote social sustainability.
NORD Architects was established in 2003 by founding partners Johannes Molander Pedersen and Morten Rask Gregersen. Mia Baarup Tofte joined the partnership in 2017. During the years we have employed a multidisciplinary staff of urban planners, architects, landscape architects, process consultants, art historians, academics within social and cultural studies along with our technical staff. In recent years, we have designed and innovated educational and welfare related projects in the healthcare sector, daycare centers, sports facilities and urban spaces.

Some of NORD Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped NORD Architects achieve 15th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 18

14. Rosan Bosch Studio

© Rosan Bosch Studio

© Rosan Bosch Studio

Rosan Bosch Studio is an interdisciplinary practice for art, architecture and design. We create learning environments, workspaces and cultural venues with respect for our innate playfulness as human beings. We work strategically with designs that create space for new thoughts and change.

Our portfolio ranges from small art and development projects to total designs of schools and libraries. We base each project on the customer’s specific challenges and customize the design solution to the people who will use it in everyday life. With a focus on creativity and innovation, we convert ideas into physical products and create spaces and environments that make a difference.

Some of Rosan Bosch Studio’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Rosan Bosch Studio achieve 14th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 22

13. Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

We are a community rounded by the centennial legacy of our founder Vilhelm Lauritzen, one of Denmark’s greatest modern architects. Since 1922, we have improved human lives through functional architecture and design rooted in classic Nordic modernism and a strong culture of innovation. Today, we are 150 architects, technicians and administrative staff that design and plan all types of buildings and urban spaces with special competencies in high-complex typologies, such as airports, hospitals and life science. And despite being a century old, we work ambitiously with digitalization and development projects within A.I.

Some of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects achieve 13th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 30

12. Primus Architects

© Primus Architects

© Primus Architects

Primus architects was founded 2008 by David Bülow, architect MAA and former partner of witraz architects + landscape, and Per Appel, architect MAA and trained carpenter. Every project is unique, and challenging the program and future users is our key entrance to bringing out the full social and spatial potential of the project. Knowledge and understanding of materials is an integrated part of our design which gives us freedom to explore new spatialities and materials. The understanding of the both aesthetic, physical and mental importance of light is in the core of each design.

Some of Primus Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Primus Architects achieve 12th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 8

11. AART

© Kontraframe

© Kontraframe

Based in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Roskilde, Frederikssund, Oslo, and Stockholm, AART helps clients all over Scandinavia develop organizations and communities with architecture as a catalyst. AART does so with a team of more than 300 architects, constructing architects, urban planners, civil engineers, designers, and anthropologists. Redefining the notion of architecture is AART’s raison d’être. Nothing less. And yes, it is an ambitious mission, but an essential one since architecture in the eyes of AART is too significant to be reduced to simply aesthetics, as is often the case in both the public and professional debate. Architecture as something impactful is absent, and AART wants to change that.

Some of AART’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped AART achieve 11th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 31

10. Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

© Quintin Lake

© Quintin Lake

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter A/S is an international practice, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, founded by Dorte Mandrup in 1999. Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter engages in a wide variety of projects; cultural institutions, buildings for children and youth, sports facilities, education, housing, office buildings and master plans, as well as renovation and alteration of Federally Listed historical buildings. The visionary methods of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter are based on thorough analysis of every parameter involved in the brief.

Some of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter achieve 10th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 18

9. JDS ARCHITECTS

photo: Mikkel Frost - © JDS ARCHITECTS, SeARCH, CEBRA

photo: Mikkel Frost - © JDS ARCHITECTS, SeARCH, CEBRA

JDS ARCHITECTS is a multidisciplinary office that focuses on architecture and design, from large scale planning to furnitures. Rich of multiple expertises, the office is fueled by talented designers and experienced architects that jointly develop projects from early sketches to on-site supervision. All of which, independently of scale outlines an approach that is affirmatively social in its outcome, enthusiastic in its ambition and professional in its process. At the core of our architecture is the ability to take a fresh look at things through experienced eyes. Our approach aims at turning intense research and analysis of practical as well as theoretical issues into the driving forces of design.

Some of JDS ARCHITECTS’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped JDS ARCHITECTS achieve 9th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 14
Total Projects 22

8. CEBRA

© CEBRA

© CEBRA

CEBRA is a Danish architecture and design practice, founded in 2001 by architects Mikkel Frost, Carsten Primdahl and Kolja Nielsen. In 2017, architect Mikkel Hallundbæk Schlesinger entered the group of partners and four Associates were appointed to consolidate the company’s management and business development.

CEBRA currently employs a multidisciplinary international staff of more than 65 architects, constructing architects, urban planners, landscape architects, academics, and administrative personnel. Our head office is in Aarhus, Denmark, with branch office in Copenhagen, DK, and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Some of CEBRA’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped CEBRA achieve 8th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 2
A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 20
Total Projects 24

7. 3XN

© 3XN

© 3XN

Taking a holistic approach and constantly trying to synthesize design, function and context, the Danish practice 3XN has received much acclaim for projects like their revolutionary design for the education building Ørestad College, the Danish Embassy in Berlin, Museum of Liverpool, the Muziekgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam and others.

In order to investigate future possibilities of architectural innovation, 3XN has established an internal department of research and development, GXN, particularly focusing on so-called intelligent materials, new technologies and sustainability

Some of 3XN’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped 3XN achieve 7th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 6
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 19
Total Projects 24

6. ADEPT

© ADEPT

© ADEPT

ADEPT is a Copenhagen based architecture community focused on creating places with human scale. We believe in ‘Place over Building’ because we see the city as a changeable organism born from the synergies between people, functions, spaces and places, rather than as a collection of uniquely built icons.

We work in all architectural genres — from urban planning and strategic development to building architecture, landscapes and public space. Working from big to small, and from strategy to physical form, give us a wider perspective and ensure that our projects can transform both local and global challenges into sustainable solutions.

Some of ADEPT’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped ADEPT achieve 6th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 22
Total Projects 24

5. schmidt hammer lassen architects

© schmidt hammer lassen architects

© schmidt hammer lassen architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, now part of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, is one of Scandinavia’s most recognized and award-winning architectural practices. The company was founded in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986 by Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer, and John F. Lassen, and is led today by all three founding partners along with partners Kim Holst Jensen, Kristian Lars Ahlmark, Chris Hardie, Rong Lu, Mads Kaltoft, Kasper Frandsen, Nathan Smith, Tiago Pereira and Rasmus Kierkegaard. Working out of studios located in Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Shanghai, the firm provides skilled architectural services all over the world, with a distinguished track record as designers of inter-national, high-profile architecture.

Some of schmidt hammer lassen architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped schmidt hammer lassen architects achieve 5th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 22
Total Projects 44

4. Cobe

© Architekturfotograf Rasmus Norlander

© Architekturfotograf Rasmus Norlander

Cobe creates architecture that shapes the future and aspires to create surroundings that actively contribute to extraordinary everyday life. We offer services within urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. Every day we strive for extraordinary, long-lasting quality in the cities, buildings and landscapes we shape. Today, the building and construction sector account for 40% of the world’s CO₂ emissions. We know that any newly built neighborhood, house or urban space requires a certain amount of our planet’s resources, and we have a profound responsibility to exchange these into resilient, long-term solutions — cities, buildings and landscapes that are made to outlast our generation.

Some of Cobe’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Cobe achieve 4th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 8
Featured Projects 24
Total Projects 27

3. Henning Larsen

© Jacob Due

© Jacob Due

Rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition, merging aesthetic, social, and intellectual design features, we develop vibrant, sustainable architecture that extends beyond itself and provides lasting value to the users and local context. We were founded in 1959 by Danish architect Henning Larsen, whose name we are proud to carry today. Our architectural approach is based on curiosity and artistic audacity, resting on a solid foundation of knowledge-based design and attention to detail. We design our projects as generous gestures, reaching out to their audience and allowing them to experience the unexpected. Our projects are born out of a non-hierarchical work environment and strong local presence.

Some of Henning Larsen’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Henning Larsen achieve 3rd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 4
Featured Projects 36
Total Projects 41

2. C.F. Møller Architects

© C.F. Møller Architects

© C.F. Møller Architects

C.F. Møller Architects is one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural firms; with 90 years of award winning work in the Nordics and worldwide. Our award-winning work involves a wide range of expertise that covers all architectural services, landscape architecture, product design, healthcare planning and management advice on user consultation, change management, space planning, logistics, client consultancy and organizational development.

C.F. Møller Architects regard environmental concerns, resource-consciousness, healthy project finances, social responsibility and good craftsmanship as essential elements in our work, and this holistic view is fundamental to all our projects, all the way from master plans to the design. C.F. Møller Architects’ integrated design approach which seamlessly blends urban design, landscape, building design and building component design has been a cornerstone in our work since the practice was established in 1924.

Some of C.F. Møller Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped C.F. Møller Architects achieve 2nd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 61
Total Projects 75

1. BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

© BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

© BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG is a Copenhagen, London and New York-based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. BIG has created a reputation for completing buildings that are programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. In our architectural production we demonstrate a high sensitivity to the particular demands of contexts and mixed use programs. By practicing ‘programmatic alchemy,’ BIG often mixes conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping into new forms of symbiotic architecture.

Some of BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group achieve 1st place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Denmark:

A+Awards Winner 23
A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 41
Total Projects 74

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Architizer also powers firm directories for a number of AIA (American Institute of Architects) Chapters nationwide, including the official directory of architecture firms for AIA New York.

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A Guide to Project Awards

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The orange Project of the Day and yellow Featured Project badges are awarded by Architizer’s Editorial team, and are selected based on a number of factors. The following factors increase a project’s likelihood of being featured or awarded Project of the Day status:

  • Project completed within the last 3 years
  • A well written, concise project description of at least 3 paragraphs
  • Architectural design with a high level of both functional and aesthetic value
  • High quality, in focus photographs
  • At least 8 photographs of both the interior and exterior of the building
  • Inclusion of architectural drawings and renderings
  • Inclusion of construction photographs

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Top image: The Wave in Vejle by Henning Larsen, Aarhus, Denmark


 

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