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“It is part of our strategy to seek new projects globally. The office in Hong Kong is a milestone in the international development of the company that will strengthen our position on the global market. Hong Kong is a bridge to China, which is experiencing strong growth”, says CEO Mette Kynne Frandsen, Henning Larsen Architects. “Hong Kong is very dynamic and a great place for creative companies. Scandinavian architecture is well-known for its high quality and sustainability. This is in demand in Asia. Elva Tang and Claude Bøjer Godefroy are heading the office. Both of them are architects born global and with a vast knowledge of Asia”.

The office is managed by Elva Tang who was born and grew up in Hong Kong. She is trained as an architect with a degree from the US and has been affiliated with Henning Larsen Architects since 2004. The Design Director of the office is Claude Bøjer Godefroy. He is Danish-French and holds a degree from Aarhus School of Architecture. He has worked as design architect at Ateliers Jean Nouvel and has previously worked on several competitions in China for Henning Larsen Architects.

The first project at the Hong Kong office will be a new cultural centre in Yuhang just north of the metropolis Hangzhou in the eastern part of China where Henning Larsen Architects has won the design competition for a 70,000 m2 cultural hub comprising an opera, a theater, two museums and an art school. The project was won in an international competition.

“The creative industries have great export potential. Architecture is an industry with huge growth, and we have a very strong position internationally. Our international competitors do not have the same ability to engage in dialogue with stake holders and understand how architecture can create value for everyone”, says CEO, Mette Kynne Frandsen. “Although it is primarily the large Danish architecture companies that are exporting at the moment, there is a great potential for smaller studios, for instance by collaborating with each other. This could contribute to further strengthening the position of Scandinavian architecture”.

Henning Larsen Architects has offices in Copenhagen, Oslo, The Faroe Islands, Munich, Istanbul, Riyadh, and Hong Kong. The company has 229 employees from 32 countries. Henning Larsen Architects was one of the 30 companies represented in Denmark’s Export Canon in 2013.

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Archive of press releases

2014

12 MARCH 2014 - Henning Larsen Architects opens office in Hong Kong

6 FEBRUARY 2014 - New partners in Henning Larsen Architects

2013

16 SEPTEMBER 2013 - New city hall in Kiruna

10 SEPTEMBER 2013 - New Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

28 FEBRUARY 2013 - Danish Architects Design Landmark Research Facility

31 JANUARY 2013 - Harpa announced finalist for Mies van der Rohe Award

2012

12 OCTOBER 2012 - New German project won by Henning Larsen Architects

14 SEPTEMBER 2012 - Henning Larsen awarded the Praemium Imperiale

28 AUGUST 2012 - When the entire world comes to Greenland

24 AUGUST 2012 - New Town Hall devoted to health

23 AUGUST 2012 - New book: Knowledge-Based Design

20 AUGUST 2012 - Five winners in writing competition on architecture

12 JUNE 2012 - Exhibition on Henning Larsen Architects in Munich

07 JUNE 2012 - Sustainable city development in the Faroe Islands

26 APRIL 2012 - New office building for Nordea Bank

16 APRIL 2012 - New theatre becomes landmark for Zoo in the Netherlands

7 MARCH 2012 - Harpa wins several international awards

18 JANUARY 2012 - Harpa one of world's best concert halls

2011

22 DECEMBER 2011 - Danish architects to design urban cultural landmark in Norway

21 DECEMBER 2011 - Harpa selected as Building of the Year in Scandinavia

22 AUGUST 2011 - Festive Opening of Henning Larsen Architects' New Concert Hall

1 JULY 2011 - Henning Larsen Architects to design new headquarters for Siemens

13 APRIL 2011 Healing architecture wins in Herlev

31 MARCH 2011 Louis Becker awarded the Eckersberg Medal

10 MARCH 2011 Another international award for the Wave in Vejle

13 JANUARY 2011 Danish architects to design prestige project in Nigeria

2010

20 OCTOBER 2010 New luxury hotel in the mountains of Georgia

16 SEPTEMBER 2010 The Wave Wins International Award

2 SEPTEMBER 2010 Architects selected to design super university in Norway

26 JUNE 2010 Henning Larsen Architects wins Georgian Aquarium

27 MAY 2010 Low-energy design for new office building

12 APRIL 2010 Henning Larsen Architects among Winning Teams in Norway

2009

11 SEPTEMBER 2009 - Henning Larsen Architects receives climate award

28 AUGUST 2009 - Danish-designed research centre opened

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