Canadian Architect


Morten Schmidt Forum Lecture

January 23, 2017
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University,
the Forum Founding Sponsors
are pleased to present

Morten Schmidt
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Copenhagen, Aahurs, London, Shanghai

Recent Work

Forum Lecture
Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:00pm

Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects was founded in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1986 by architects Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer and John F. Lassen.  The firm is deeply committed to the Nordic architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability and social responsibility.  The practice has extensive global experience in the design of libraries and other public and cultural landmark buildings including the Katuaq Cultural Centre of Greenland in Nuuk (1997), the extension to the Royal Library in Copenhagen (1999), ARoS Museum of Art in Aarhus (2004), the largest public library in Scandinavia, Dokk1 in Aarhus (2015).  Aside cultural buildings, our works have a democratic approach to architecture creating modern, open and multi-functional spaces such as The International Criminal Court in The Hague (2016).  Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ innovative, sustainable, and democratic approach to architecture has attracted global attention, reflected in over 100 national and international awards received through the years.  In 2016, the office received the prestigious Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for the landmark Halifax Central Library.


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