Digital Tools


Previously, it was necessary to build a mock-up to get an overview of all details in a complicated design, which was very costly. Today, 3D design has made it possible to achieve a far better understanding of the various spaces. The employees of Henning Larsen Architects are conversant with the building classification systems, SfB and DBK, as well as international standards.

3D design constiutes an unequalled communication tool as regards communicating architecture to clients and between all parties in a design process. It strengthens the interdisciplinary collaboration between for instance architects and engineers and results in much better projects.

Henning Larsen Architects master state-of-the-art digital tools.

3D design was introduced at Henning Larsen Architects as soon as in 2006 in connection with the design of Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre. The building was designed in 3D from the beginning.

A number of employees from Henning Larsen Architects have contributed to introducing Digital Construction in Denmark and are now in strong demand internationally to provide presentations on 3D.

Today, most new projects are designed in 3D. An extensive, internal training programme ensures that company employees are kept up-to-date.

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3D Design

3D Design

3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides you with a design tool that ensures a red thread through building projects. It is only necessary to draw the various elements once, and all drawings in a project are based on one and the same 3D model.

The drawing is a digital communication tool containing information of all building parts. It provides the best basis for controlling all project details - not least the financial management of the design process.

A 3D model is a siginifcant communication tool across all disciplines in the design process. Detailed information can easily be shared, and the model is helpful in connection with the authorities consideration as regards location, area and facade expression compared to the surrounding buildings.


Parametric Design

Parametric Design

The creative phase has often posed a challenge to the detailed design phase when ideas were not realisable. By means of parametric design, it is possible to maintain some of the basic ideas and change other individual elements.

Parametric design relates to the connection between building components so changes made in one place are automatically transferred to related building components in ever-widening circles. The technology provides an unequalled opportunity to test many variations of a design with a high degree of detail and precision.

The method allows you to focus on solving design issues and then let the computer make the drawings. Henning Larsen Architects uses Bentley Architecture, MicroStation, Generative Components and Grasshopper.

Massar Children's Discovery Centre in Damascus, Syria, is designed parametrically.

Digital Core Competences

Digital Core Competences

Henning Larsen Architects primarily applies Microstation. All employees can work in 3D and continuously receive training in state-of-the-art digital tools. They are conversant with the building classification systems, SfB and DBK, as well as international standards.

In addition to all parts of MS Office, MS Project and a number of standard software tools and proprietary applications supporting internal administration and project management, state-of-the-art graphic software is applied, including Adobe CS3 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Adobe Premiere and AfterEffects.

Henning Larsen Architects possess profound competences in the use of IT and the preparation of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) contracts in building projects. The company offers 3D visualisations and animations at a photo-realistic level. For this purpose, programmes such as MicroStation 3D, FormZ, 3ds Max Design and Rhino etc. are applied.

The objective of Henning Larsen Architects is that all new projects should be designed in 3D in accordance with the requirements of Digital Construction. As a result of the company's special knowledge in the area, Henning Larsen Architects has contributed to introducing new 3D standards in recent years. This also applies to parametric design where the company's competences not only include traditional design but also a high degree of practical solutions in the detailed design phase and later on in the construction phase.

Henning Larsen Architects meets the design, layer structure and CAD manual standards of bips - the development and digital tool forum of the Danish building industry. MicroStation is compatible with DWG format.

All exchange of information and communication take place through a joint project web. Henning Larsen Architects has experience with Byggeweb, which meets the requirements of Digital Construction regarding digital document control and filing.

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