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    • 17 February 2016

      Unique Models of Architecture for the Biennale 2016

      The Danish contribution of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 will be a snapshot of a new type of humanism in Danish architecture. Henning Larsen Architects will contribute with seven projects, which through unique and physical models tell their own story of the interplay between humans and architecture.

    • Almost 300 projects took part in the race of being a part of this year’s exhibition space in The Danish Pavilion, which is curated by Architect Boris Brorman Jensen, and Philosopher Kristoffer Lindhardt Weis. Among these, the curator team has chosen seven projects from Henning Larsen Architects, which represents a new type of humanism in Danish architecture, and thus supports this year's focus of the Danish exhibition.

      For this occasion, Henning Larsen Architects has specially developed an exhibition concept, which means that every project represents a unique storytelling. This is among other clarified by the choice of material, the size of the model, shape and expression. 

      Among the seven projects, is the Copenhagen Climate Resilient Block – a prototype project on how to climate proof the residential blocks of Copenhagen. The model which is composed of 28 uniquely cut sheets of acrylic, shows a part of the block in where different initiatives of climate resilience is shown with an orange colour. These initiatives range from new courtyard facades to drainage of rainwater in the courtyard.

      Henning Larsen Architects will also contribute with a model of SDU University of Southern Denmark, Campus Kolding. This model is made in clear acrylic, so the buildings inner spaces becomes visible for the viewer. The model focuses on the buildings ability on how to support different learning situations. These varied spatiality’s – from auditoriums and group rooms to individual working spaces – is highlighted in the model by white foam board.

      The remaining projects are: Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Islamic community centre and mosque in Copenhagen, Vinge City and Vinge Train Station, and Herlev Hospital.

      The Biennale will open officially May 28th 2016, and can be seen until November 27th 2016. The above-mentioned projects will be shown in The Danish Pavilion, which is among the most visited. The Danish part of the exhibition was in 2014 seen by more than 120.000 guests.