We are driven by an ambition to enable architecture to become a sustainable change agent. Our starting point is always what buildings can do for people and the communities in which they are situated.
We are born out of the Scandinavian architectural tradition –aesthetically, socially and intellectually. We create our work based on a firm belief in knowledge, generosity, inspiration and the rethinking of traditions. From this standpoint, our architectural ideas and solutions improve everyday life and meet the challenges of tomorrow. Our projects are characterized by a high degree of social responsibility – not only in relation to materials and production but also in regards to good, social and community-creating spaces.
Henning Larsen attaches great importance to designing environmentally friendly and integrated, energy-efficient solutions. Incorporating sustainability into building processes has never been more important. The building industry generates almost 40 % of CO2 emissions and 30% of waste. Therefore, resource-efficiency should be incorporated into building designs, which means that knowledge of energy optimization, materials and resources are essential design parameters. We strive to make our designs energy and resource efficient from conception.
Our head office is located in Copenhagen, but we act globally with offices and projects around the world. We have an ambition to work, in the places where we can have the greatest impact on the lives of people and communities. We shape, challenge and change the physical environment –from cities, urban spaces and buildings to interior design and components –with the ambition of creating progressive design solutions. We exercise this great responsibility humbly.
Our CSR policy is grounded in a firm respect for protecting and promoting the principles of the UN Global Compact. We have been members since 2008 and we continuously strive to improve our impact through our own organization, our design solutions and in working with partners around the world. Each year, we publish a Communication on our Progress to share our work and to demonstrate our continued commitment to the principles.
Henning Larsen supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and strives to contribute to the goals and underlying targets through our own operations and projects around the world.