Lars has been a partner at the practice since 2002 and is responsible for Henning Larsen’s health- and research-related projects. With extensive experience spanning most of Scandinavia, he has a thorough understanding of the complexities characterizing these types of building projects – from preliminary analyses to completed hospitals and research centers. Lars also adeptly combines technically demanding solutions with great attention to the architecture, including its details, materials and modulation of daylight.
From the time Henning Larsen won the international project competition, Lars was responsible for Radium Hospitalet in Oslo, Norway – an important cancer treatment and research institution. In recent years, Lars has primarily worked on two major Danish hospitals, Nyt Hospital Herlev and Slagelse Akutsygehus, where Henning Larsen is also responsible for the Stage 2 project. In his work on both Nyt Hospital Herlev and Radiumhospitalet, Lars has focused on optimizing the quality of daylight that patients come into contact with. At Henning Larsen, we are continuously researching sustainability, including the use of daylight and artificial light. Natural daylight has been proven to promote patient healing processes and student learning.
Lars is also an experienced urban planner and is responsible for the practice’s proposal for the conversion of the historic Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen’s Valby district. He also headed Henning Larsen’s work on a development plan for the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Devised from scratch, the development plan aims to take the university from a plot ratio of 35% to 125% through a combination of commercial, research and educational facilities. He was also involved in planning the veterinary university and institute, Campus Ås, at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Currently under construction, the project is the largest and most technically advanced public building project in the history of Norway’s university sector.
Henning Larsen, 1992
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, 1992
Constructing Architect, 1985