CEBRA is a Danish architecture and design practice, founded in 2001by 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 is owned by the companies four partners, who are at the head of the office’s creative work and strategic 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. CEBRA has gained recognition through award winning projects in Scandinavia and a growing international portfolio, counting projects across Europe, The Middle East, Canada, and Russia.
CEBRA creates architecture to move people. By combining a deep understanding of the project context and the client’s needs with a strong artistic ambition, we design meaningful spaces that inspire people, stimulate the senses, connect to nature, and encourage positive change. Our portfolio comprises a broad variety of scales and typologies, ranging from new buildings and master plans over extensions to transformations and refurbishments including listed buildings and cultural heritage sites.
Our approach is open-minded and based on dialogue. Empathy is at the core of how we create architecture, and we listen to the world around us to gain a deep understanding of local cultures, conditions, climate, and building traditions. At the same time, we focus on creating architecture for the senses. In interdisciplinary teams we practice artistic leadership and speak up for emotional impact to create architecture that is both bold, beautiful, and useful.
We recognize that constant change is a given and take pride in designing solutions that may evolve over time and are relevant both now and in the future. With a great sense of responsibility, we create architecture that lasts for generations and is cared for and loved by its users. We understand the urgency to act and design architecture that leaves a positive imprint. Therefore, we provide holistically sustainable solutions that meet the ambitions and requirements of both our client, the local authorities, and the end users.