Henning Larsen

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Henning Larsen
Henning Larsen 1967.jpg
Henning Larsen in 1967
Born (1925-08-20)20 August 1925
Died 22 June 2013(2013-06-22) (aged 87)
Nationality Danish
Alma mater Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
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. He was the founder of the company that bears his name, Henning Larsen Architects (Formerly Henning Larsens Tegnestue A/S). His opera house was fraught with controversy and he was forced to modify the design. He died on the day that its roof was used as a publicity stunt for the sport of cliff diving.[2] He studied under Arne Jacobsen and Jørn Utzon.[3]


The campus center in Dragvoll



  1. ^ AF Anders Legarth Schmidt (23 June 2013). "Lysets mester er død" (in Danish). Politiken.dk. 
  2. ^ Lebrecht, Norman (24 June 2013) Contestants leap off opera house roof, architect drops dead. Arts Journal.
  3. ^ Grabar, Henry (3 July 2013). "Henning Larsen's Greatest Building Was Also His Greatest Failure". The Atlantic Cities. The Atlantic Media Company. 
  4. ^ "Nykredit Architecture Prize". Nykredit website (in Danish). Copenhagen, Denmark: Nykredit Holding A/S. 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "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 A historical document about the Opera), People's Press 2009.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

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