A number of young Danish architects have been awarded grants. And in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2017, the Foundation has additionally organized international competitions in the fields of architectural photography, architectural drawing, writing about architecture, architecture and film, as well as architecture and music.
The objective of the non-profit, charitable Foundation is to support Danish architecture – through further training, traveling grants, exhibition activities, publication of architecture books, and development and implementation of information technology for architectural purposes. The Foundation awards grants in acknowledgement of architects who have developed significant buildings or demonstrated other achievements of high quality.
The Foundation is a natural extension of Henning Larsen’s personal interest in communicating and advancing architecture in parallel to his work as an architect and his professorship at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. This interest is also reflected in his establishment of SKALA architecture gallery and SKALA architecture magazine in the eighties.
The Board consists of:
Troels Troelsen, architect (Chairman)
Kent Martinussen, architect, CEO, Danish Architecture Centre
Ingela Larsson, Architect
Simon Ingvartsen, Architect
Bente Scavenius, Mag.art.
Lone Backe, MA, BA in Art History
Niels Bang, Lawyer
Leth & Gori was founded in 2007 and their work centers around site-specific projects that address both the urban scale and individual buildings.
“The studio range far in its work, and in reality Leth & Gori is much more than a traditional architecture studio due to their particular way of working with architecture,” says Simon Ingvartsen, Design Director at Henning Larsen and jury member, about the motivation behind this year’s winners.
Alongside building up the internationally acclaimed studio, the two architects have also run “Absalongsgade 21B”, a gallery and exhibition space in Copenhagen, since 2011. Additionally, both teach at the Architecture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
“The many ways in which Leth & Gori work with architecture; as practicing architects, curators, communicators and teachers, testifies to an understanding of and perspective on the role of the architect as one whose main purpose is to create generous spaces for people and for something, and where architecture as a medium is unrestricted,” says Simon Ingvartsen.
“In the Henning Larsen Foundation, we haven’t been able to ignore the similarities between Leth & Gori and the practices of Henning Larsen himself; running a studio, a gallery (SKALA) and teaching,” added Ingvartsen. In a time where specialization and growth are in demand, but, unfortunately, also contributes to creating distance between practice, teaching, research and communication, the breadth and curiosity from which Leth & Gori’s work take its departure serve as inspiration for many, which the foundation wishes to honor and appreciation through this year’s award.”
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Josephine Michau, CAFx, Copenhagen Architecture Festival
International Competition about Architecture and Music
1st Prize: Cristian Vogle: "The Bell Tower Seed"
2nd Prize: Jakob Draminsky Højmark: "Yakushiji III"
3rd Prize: Henrik José: "Swirley Bokeh"
Listen to the compositions
Architect Bente Lange
Praksis Architects, Mette Tony and Mads Bjørn Hansen
International Competition about Architecture and Film
1st Prize: Cole Phoenix
2nd Prize: Sam Renseiw
3rd Prize: Barbara Bohr and Agapi Triantafillidis
Architect Johnny Svendborg
Architect Merete Lind Mikkelsen
Architect Mette Lange
Landscape architect Marianne Levinsen
Architect Hans Peter Hagens
International Competition for Writing about Architecture
1st Prize: Nathan Romero Muelas
2nd Prize: Daniel Persson
3rd Prize: Sanne Flyvbjerg
3rd Prize: Mette Marie Kallehauge
3rd Prize: Tinne Delfs
Journalist Henrik Sten Møller
Architect Kjeld Kjeldsen
Architectural photographer Jens Lindhe
Architect Theo Berg
International Competition about Drawing Architecture
1st Prize: Robert Müller, Austria
2nd Prize: Julian Busch, Germany
3rd Prize: Julie Huang Jahn, Denmark
3rd Prize: Barnabas Wetton and Chris Thurlbourne, Denmark
3rd Prize: Clemens Helmke and Dorothée Billard, Germany
International Competition for Photographing Architecture
No 1st Prize winner
2nd Prize: Michael Stefan Rathje-Sørensen, Denmark
2nd Prize: Ditz Fejer, Austria
3rd Prize: Nils Lund Pedersen, Denmark
Honorary mention: Lars Gundersen, Denmark
Honorary mention: Casper Balslev and Mads Nissen, Denmark
Artist Jytte Rex
Studio Force4: Andreas Lauesen, Christian Dalsdorf, Maja Asaa and Mikala Holme Samsøe
Studio Kollision: Andreas Lykke-Olesen, Tobias Løssing and Rune Nielsen
Architect Kent Martinussen
Film director Nils Vest
Architect Julien De Smedt
Architect Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen
Architect Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup
Architect Bjarke Ingels