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Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen
Henning Larsen, 2012
Born (1925-08-20)20 August 1925
Opsund, Denmark
Died 22 June 2013(2013-06-22) (aged 87)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Alma mater Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Occupation Architect
Awards Praemium Imperiale
Practice Henning Larsen Architects
Buildings Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia)

Henning Larsen, Hon. FAIA (20 August 1925 – 22 June 2013) was a Danish architect.[1] He is internationally known for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Riyadh and the Copenhagen Opera House.

Larsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, from which he graduated in 1952.[2] He continued studies subsequently at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[3] His mentors included Arne Jacobsen and Jørn Utzon.[4]

Larsen founded an architectural firm that bears his name, Henning Larsen Architects (formerly Henning Larsens Tegnestue A/S). From 1968 to 1995, he was a professor of architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1985, he established the SKALA architecture gallery and the parallel SKALA architecture journal, both entities of which continued until 1994.[3]


  • Buildings 1
  • Distinctions 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The campus center in Dragvoll



  1. ^ AF Anders Legarth Schmidt (23 June 2013). "Lysets mester er død" (in Dansk). 
  2. ^ Laura Mark (2013-06-24). "Henning Larsen (1925 - 2013)". Architects Journal. Retrieved 2015-02-10. 
  3. ^ a b Peter MacKeith (2013-07-01). "Obituary: Henning Larsen, 1925-2013". Architectural Record. Retrieved 2015-02-10. 
  4. ^ Grabar, Henry (3 July 2013). "Henning Larsen's Greatest Building Was Also His Greatest Failure". The Atlantic Cities.  
  5. ^ "Nykredit Architecture Prize". Nykredit website (in Danish). Copenhagen, Denmark: Nykredit Holding A/S. 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Aga Khan Award for Architecture". Aga Khan Development Network. Retrieved 23 September 2009. 


  • Henrik Sten Møller, Legen og lyset. En frise over Henning Larsen som menneske og arkitekt (Light and Life. A portrait of Henning Larsen), Politikens Forlag 2000, ISBN 87-567-6551-7
  • Henning Larsen, De skal sige tak. Kulturhistorisk testamente om Operaen (You ought to be thankful. A historical document about the Opera), People's Press 2009. ISBN 978-87-7055-783-2

External links

  • Henning Larsen at the archINFORM database.
  • Henning Larsen Architects
  • Sketches by Henning Larsen
  • University Campus In Kolding
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