Give More

schmidt hammer lassen architects, Denmark

February 3 – March 15, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012, 6.30 pm

Speaking at the opening:
Dr.h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Per Erik Veng, Minister Counsellor, Head of Communication, Culture & Public Diplomacy The Royal Danish Embassy, Berlin
David Keuning, Senior Editor of MARK magazine
Beate Engelhorn, Curator Aedes


On the occasion of the opening of the two exhibitions "Give more" and "Ring Road Cologne " the ANCB Metropolitan Laboratory invites you to the public debate:

Profiling the European City - Notes from Cologne and Copenhagen

Time: 3. Februar 2012, 16.30h – 18.30h
Location: ANCB, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Cultural and urban planning strategies for the European City of tomorrow will be presented and discussed through case-studies concepts and projects from Cologne and Copenhagen. Through urban planning and architecture interventions European cities are afforded opportunities to strengthen the sense of belonging of their inhabitants, by reinforcing those characteristics that communicate identity and the entity of the city. With a focus on the theme of public space, its user-oriented participation, and the design of quality, mobility and orientation, Dietmar Leyk will moderate a discussion with Bjarne Hammer, Bernd Streitberger and Albert Speer.

Hans-Jürgen Commerell / Dr. h.c.Kristin Feireiss


Bjarne Hammer, Gründungspartner Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Aarhus
Bernd Streitberger
, Dezernent für Planen und Bauen, Köln



Dietmar Leyk, Berlin

Bernd Streitberger, Bjarne Hammer und Albert Speer, AS&P, Frankfurt

Michael Großmann, SBI, Hamburg; Karin Kuttner, Kuttner + Kahl, Landschaftsarchitekten, Hamburg; Regina Poly, office regina poly, Berlin; Prof. Walter Ackers und Sandra Pechmann, Ackers Partner Städtebau, Braunschweig u.a.


Aedes Cooperation Partners


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  • Marten Schmidt, Chris Hardle, schmidt hammer lassen architects, denmark

  • Kristian Ahlmark, schmidt hammer lassen architects, denmark

  • David Keuning, Senior Editor of MARK magazine, Per Erik Veng, Gesandter Botschaftsrat für Kommunikation,
    Kultur & Public Diplomacy der Botschaft des Königreichs Dänemark in Berlin

  • Bjarne Hammer, Founding Partner Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects; Bente Damgaard,
    CEO at Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

  • Beate Engelhorn & Ulla Giesler, Aedes

  • Per Erik Veng, Gesandter Botschaftsrat für Kommunikation, Kultur & Public Diplomacy
    der Botschaft des Königreichs Dänemark in Berlin

  • David Keuning, Senior Editor of MARK magazine

  • Bjarne Hammer, Founding Partner schmidt hammer lassen aarhus

  • Bjarne Hammer, Founding Partner Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Aarhus

  • Aine Ryan, Programm Manager ANCB & Dietmar Leyk, Architekt

  • Simon Poulsgaard

  • Kristian Lars Ahlmark

  • Vincent Bourmann, Simon Poulsgaard, Marlene Morup, Bjarne Hammer, Bente Damgaard, Ulla Giesler

  • Aine Ryan, Dietmar Leyk

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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An Aedes catalogue was published.
With a text by David Keuning
ISBN 978-3-943615-01-2
Price € 10,-


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