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3XN Architects

Profile of the Danish architecture firm 3XN Architects.

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Profile of 3XN Architects

Business Name
3XN Architects
Location
Denmark
Services
Architecture
Website
http://www.3xn.com

Architecture-Page | 3XN Architects, Denmark
[L-R] Kim Herforth Nielsen, Jan Ammundsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Kim Christiansen, Tommy Bruun and Michael Kruse.

Words form the company

3XN Architects values curiosity, originality and poetry and has a multi-layered approach. The office works with user-centered methods, fitting each project uniquely to the users and it's client -- with a strong emphasis on humanist design. 3XN builds on a Scandinavian tradition of functionality, clarity and beauty. Each project is a research endeavor that adds to their experience and approach. Each new project rests on the shoulders of many others, yet challenges everything done before.

3XN's thorough knowledge of materials, engineering and user-needs combined with their organizational strengths in economy, project management and implementation set them free to explore new frontiers and to challenge existing frameworks. They work in the confident knowledge that they can make playful and poetic architecture jump from the drawing board and come alive.

Founded in 1986, 3XN has reached the present status in the contemporary world of architecture especially by insisting on architectural competitions as the main generator for creative development. Since 1999, the engagement has reached outside of Denmark.

3XN has won a wide range of important architectural competitions, including:

  • The Museum of Liverpool and the University of Salford Faculty of AMSS, UK
  • The Music Building in Amsterdam and the City Hall of Niuewegein, The Netherlands
  • The Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin, Germany
  • The Yangpu University District Gateway Buildings in Shanghai, China
  • The Sampension Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • FIH Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The Architects' Buildings, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationally as well as internationally 3XN is acknowledged with awards, exhibitions and publications.

2007, the Music Building in Amsterdam was awarded with the Dutch Building Award; the best Dutch building in 2006. The Music Building has also been awarded the ULI Award Europe 2006, the LEAF Award 2006 and the Dedalo-Minosse Special Prize.

2006, 3XN was awarded a Silver Medal at the Miami Bienal, USA, for the Museum of Liverpool. At MIPIM in Cannes, 3XN got the MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Projects Award for two projects; Residences in Nordhavnen, Copenhagen, and Middelfart Savings Bank - in the categories Residential and Offices, respectively.

2005, this MIPIM award was granted 3XN for the 'City for all ages' project. The DGI Centre for Urban Sports received the IOC/IAKS Award for outstanding sport and leisure facilities - awarded by the International Olympic Committee. June 2005, 3XN received a RIBA Award for the Sampension Headquarters in Copenhagen, built 2003. This was the first Danish project to be awarded by RIBA.

2004, 3XN was represented at the Biennale in Venice with no less than 3 projects - Slussen in Stockholm; The Danish Radio Concert Hall and The Savings Bank 'Kronjylland'.

On a personal level, Principal Architect Kim Herforth Nielsen received the Eckersberg Medaille from the Danish Academy of Architects in 1999 and in April 2000 he was awarded the Danish order "Knight of Dannebrog" with the right to carry Ridderkorset (Knight's Cross).

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