Give more – schmidt hammer lassen architects, Denmark

Location:Aedes am Pfefferberg, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Exhibition dates: February 3, 2012 – March 15, 2012
Opening: Friday, February 3, 2012, 6:30 PM
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11 AM – 6:30 PM, Sat/Sun, 1 – 5 PM

With more than 25 years of experience, Danish office schmidt hammer lassen architects is one of Scandinavia’s most recognised, award-winning architectural practices committed to innovative and sustainable design.


The multi-layered exhibition illustrates the philosophy of schmidt hammer lassen architects: that architecture is not the goal in itself; the goal is the change new architecture creates. Common to all the practice’s work is an architectural approach, which creates modern, open, and multi-functional spaces – buildings revolve around people and are not merely an architectonic shape.


The selection of architectural projects offers the audience a glimpse of how architecture can add value and positive changes for people, communities, cities and countries. Projects featured in the exhibition are: The permanent premises of the International Criminal Court / The Hague, Urban Mediaspace / Aarhus, City of Westminster College / London, Aberdeen University New Library / Aberdeen, The Crystal / Copenhagen, and more.


The practice was founded in Denmark in1986 by architects Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer and John F. Lassen. Today, the practice has grown substantially and employs 140 staff. The group of partners has also grown and now includes Kim Holst Jensen and Kristian Lars Ahlmark along with four associate partners. Day-to-day management of the practice is the responsibility of CEO Bente Damgaard. The practice has offices located in Aarhus, Copenhagen, London and Shanghai and is deeply rooted in the Scandinavian architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability and social responsibility.


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Speaking at the opening will be:
Dr.h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
David Keuning, Senior Editor of MARK magazine

Visual materials on the exhibition are available from Beate Engelhorn: