Viggo is a partner and design director for Henning Larsen’s office in Copenhagen. Viggo’s major areas of focus include overseeing design development of office’s competitions and projects, customer contact, and strategic development of the office on the European market. Drawing on his extensive experience as design director for international projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Viggo has a broad international perspective. His ability to head and develop competition projects with clear concepts and an understanding of the local context has been at the root of many important contributions to Henning Larsen’s profile.
His contributions to the design of the award-winning SDU Campus Kolding resulted in one of the world’s first low-energy universities. Campus Kolding now serves as an inspiration for Henning Larsen’s work on educational buildings around the world. We also utilize the practice’s insight into how knowledge is exchanged between teachers, researchers, and students when designing frameworks for knowledge sharing in workplaces. Viggo is expanding Henning Larsen’s portfolio of high-profile office buildings in Germany, where two of the practice’s projects – Siemens Global Headquarters and Spiegel Headquarters – are already setting new standards for sustainable office buildings. Most recently, he headed the winning competition for Junghof Plaza, a large commercial complex with offices and retail shops in downtown Frankfurt.
Viggo is a sought-after keynote speaker that deliver insights to Henning Larsen’s design method and projects at conferences and events around the world. Viggo also serves as external examiner at Technische Universität in Munich and as Visiting Professor at Academy for Architectural Culture in Hamburg.
Henning Larsen, 2015
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, 2000