In dialogue with the world

The exhibition "In dialogue with the world – architecture by Henning Larsen Architects, schmidt hammer lassen architects and ADEPT" showed how today's architects are bound by many other considerations than the purely aesthetic, when they create their buildings.

Exhibition Period 18 January 2013 - 10 March 2013


Recommended in reviews

The exhibition has been reviewed in the Danish newspaper Politiken and has recieved 5 out of 6 hearts (the review is in Danish only). Also the Danish newspaper Berlingske gives the exhibition positive recommendations (the article is in Danish only).

Fem hjerter i Politiken



HLA Harpa i Reykjavik

Harpa, Reykjavik. Photo: Nik Lehoux

In this exhibition three distinguished Danish architecture companies - Henning Larsen Architects, schmidt hammer lassen architects and ADEPT - invited us to listen to their personal, uncensored accounts of what it is like to work in the field of architecture in the 21st century. They described how they relate to citizens, culture, history and urban structures, when they design new architecture.

Architecture transforms everyday life
For example, schmidt hammer lassen architects showed how the bleak social reality of London was crucial in their design of a new school, which transformed the everyday life of the area's youngsters.

New relations between buildings and citizens
The architecture practice ADEPT showed how they directly integrated the diverse wishes of residents into the design of a new cultural centre in Frederiksberg.


Måløv Aksen by ADEPT and LiWplanning. Photo: Kaare Viemose

A living, breathing design studio
Meanwhile, Henning Larsen Architects chose to move their work into the heart of the exhibition, transforming their space into a living, breathing design studio for the duration of the exhibition.

Students from the Royal Danish Academy's School of Architecture, in consultation with the public, worked on new proposals for the future layout of Copenhagen.

Experience the many aspects of contemporary architecture
Together these three architecture companies gave us a rare opportunity to experience the many aspects of contemporary architecture, which are not otherwise immediately visible: the many complex relationships to which the architect must commit, before the architecture can take its final shape.


University of Aberdeen. New Library. Photo: schmidt hammer lassen architects

The exhibition In Dialogue With The World has been created in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects, schmidt hammer lassen architects and ADEPT.

The exhibition was supported by Realdania.

Photos from the exhibition opening

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Last updated Tuesday, July 25, 2017