Ingela’s accomplished portfolio covers a broad spectrum of the design continuum. Since her hiring at Henning Larsen in 1993, she has focused on winning and designing many of the practice’s high-profile projects. Her approach is characterized by a unique ability to design strong, identity-generating concepts as well as completed buildings – with a responsiveness to client needs and wishes.
During her career at Henning Larsen, she has worked with all of the practice’s core typologies: cultural projects, educational buildings, master plans and headquarters. Her design approach combines a broad overview with an interest in the balance between form, function, and tectonics. Ingela was one of the key driving forces on the winning competition team for the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, which went on to become one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions. Ingela designed the facade in collaboration with the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Inspired by Iceland’s characteristic basalt columns, the facade reflects light in a way that gives rise to a dialogue between the building, the city and Iceland’s scenic nature.
Ingela’s latest project was designing the private residence Granja Alnardo in Spain. Incorporating sustainability into every aspect of the design development process is a natural part of Henning Larsen’s approach. With Granja Alnardo, Ingela has designed a house that is 100% energy self-sufficient and built primarily of local materials.
Ingela’s daily work spans across the Henning Larsen organization. She heads Henning Larsen’s Design Community, a forum for ongoing dialogue to ensure the practice maintains a unified design method. Ingela is also a board member of the Henning Larsen Foundation, an adjunct lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and a frequent jury member in architectural competitions.
Henning Larsen, 1993
LTH School of Architecture, 1988
UC Berkeley, 1991
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, 1993