The 2019 European Prize for Architecture has been awarded to Copenhagen headquartered firm Henning Larsen Architects, with the jury citing the architect’s dedication to cultural and educational projects.
Founded in 1959 by Henning Larsen, the firm currently employs 300 staff, and has offices in Riyadh, Munich, Oslo, Hong Kong and the Faroe Islands.
By 2011, the company had designed projects in more than 20 countries. Â
Work selected for note by the jury include the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in ReykjavÃk, which won the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which jurors said established the firm’s international reputation.
Henning Larsen founded the architectural journal and architectural gallery called "SKALA" in the 1980s, influencing a new generation of Danish architects and promoting the Scandinavian architectural style internationally.
Henning Larsen Architects is owned by a group of partners. Henning Larsen passed away in 2013.
Image: Henning Larsen (Josefine Vesterbrogade/CC BY-SA 3.0)