Architecting happiness - the Scandinavian Way
Danish architectural firms deliver daylight, livable spaces and beautiful sustainable solutions.
Architecture is an integral reason why the people of Scandinavia rank among the happiest in the world. In everything they do, Danish Architectural firms believe in livable high-quality surroundings to be a birth right of all people. Therefore, in every project, Danish Architectural firms strive to make the world better-designed, more sustainable and more appealing to live in.
8-tallet. Housing by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Photo: Jens Markus Lindhe
More than Buildings
Rooted in a society where design and architecture is integrated in everything from transportation systems to cutlery and kinder gardens, Danish architectural firms always deliver stunning design solutions: Bespoke design that is based on a deep understanding of local aesthetics, user needs and the surroundings. No building is an island. Danish architectural firms put this realization in front and center. The way a building project relates to its surroundings, how it creates value – for the company or authority commissioning it to the neighbours, users and area – is a core question to Danish architectural firms.
Kokkedal Climate Adaption by Schønherr Landscape Architects. Photo: Carsten Ingemann.
Human Scale Architecture
‘Build for people’ is the Danish Architects’ version of ‘do no harm’. To design livable spaces, to make sure daylight, quality materials and green solutions benefit as many people as possible –those are shared core values of Danish architectural firms.
Involving the right parties at the right time, understanding user needs and challenging the task in a thoughtful way, respecting the different participants and making the most of resources – those are all key characteristics of the way Danish architectural firms work.
The Bicycle Snake by Dissing+Weitling Architecture. Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj
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