3XN

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3XN
Muziekgebouw amsterdam.jpg
Practice information
Key architects Kim Herforth Nielsen
Bo Boje Larsen
Jan Ammundsen
Founded 1986
Location Copenhagen
Significant works and honors
Buildings Muziekgebouw Concert Hall
Museum of Liverpool
Awards 1988 Nykredit Architecture Prize
2005, 2007 and 2009 RIBA Awards

3XN is a Danish architectural practice with head office in Copenhagen.

History[edit]

The company was founded in Århus in 1986 as Nielsen, Nielsen & Nielsen (later 3 X Nielsen) by Kim Herforth Nielsen, Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen. The latter left the company, which is today led by a partner group of three with Kim Herforth Nielsen as the Principal Architect. The practice had its international breakthrough in the late 90s with the Danish Embassy in Berlin (completed in 1999) and the Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam (competition win in 1997). In 2005 3XN won the competition for the new Museum of Liverpool which opened in 2011.

Among 3XNs high profiled Danish projects are Ørestad Gymnasium (High school) (2007), the renovation of Tivoli’s Concert Hall (2005), Alsion, university, concert hall and research centre in Sønderborg (2007), the headquarters of Saxo Bank in Copenhagen (2008), the headquarters of the law firm Horten (2009), Middelfart Savings Bank (2010) and KPMG Headquarters (2011). Under construction are Bella Sky – the biggest hotel in Scandinavia, Lighthouse, a highrise in Århus, a new town hall in the Dutch city Nieuwegein and Denmark’s new Aquarium, The Blue Planet in Copenhagen. Recently 3XN has won the competition to design the new headquarters for Swedbank in Stockholm and another Swedish residential project in Vällingby. 3XN is also present in Norway with projects such as the Theatre and Jazz House in Molde and a Culture House in Mandal.

In 2007 3XN established the research and development department GXN working on implementing new (green) materials and technologies in the studio’s projects. The R&D department also develops new projects and designs of lamps for instance. GXN is also behind the green Louisiana Pavilion displayed at the Danish art museum Louisiana during COP15. The pavilion is built with a biocomposite especially developed for the purpose. GXN works with Cradle to Cradle Denmark at developing the first Danish building manual based on the Cradle to Cradle principles.

In 2010 3XN created the exhibition Mind Your Behaviour, which was shown at Danish Architecture Centre and at Aedes Gallery in Berlin.

Selected projects[edit]

Completed[edit]

Ørestad Gymnasium, Copenhagen, 2005

In progress[edit]

Awards[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2010 Denmark Updated, Essen, DE
  • 2010 12. Biennale Architettura, The Danish Pavilion, Venice, IT
  • 2010 Mind Your Behaviour, Aedes, Berlin, DE (solo)
  • 2010 Mind Your Behaviour, DAC, Copenhagen, DK (solo)
  • 2009-2010 It’s a Small World, Copenhagen, DK (tour: Shanghai EXPO 2010, CN, Curitiba, BR, Santiago, CL)
  • 2009 ShowHow, Copenhagen, DK (tour: London, UK)
  • 2009 Green Architecture for the Future, Louisiana, Humlebæk, DK
  • 2008 11. Biennale Architettura, The Danish Pavilion, Venice, IT
  • 2008 Architecture is a conversation that never ends, Paris, FR (solo)
  • 2008-10 Building Sustainable Communities, DAC, Copenhagen, DK (tour: UAE, SE, DE, PL, CN, RU, LV)
  • 2008 Sust-DANE-able, London, UK
  • 2007 Architecture and Design Today, ETH Universität Zurich, CH
  • 2006 Architecture made in Denmark, DAZ, Berlin, DE
  • 2005-06 Young Younger Youngest. Aarhus, DK (tour: Rome, IT, Stockholm, SE)
  • 2005 Culture led Regeneration, CUBE, Manchester, UK
  • 2005 Danish Architects in China, The Danish Cultural Institute, Beijing, CN
  • 2005 Danish Architects in the UK, the Royal Danish Embassy, London, UK
  • 2004 9. Biennale di Architettura, Arsenale, Venice, IT
  • 2003-04 Contemporary Danish Architecture, i+i, Delft, NL
  • 2002 Danish Architecture, Beijing, CN
  • 2002 Arne Jacobsen Inspirations, Louisiana, Humlebæk, DK
  • 2001 BLUE STAGE, House of World Cultures, Berlin, DE
  • 2000-01 The Danish Wave (tour:, CN, JP, TW, AR)
  • 2000 Panorama des Capitales Européennes, Pavillon d’Arsenal, Paris, FR
  • 2000 Botschaften und Landesvertretungen in Berlin, DAZ, Berlin, DE
  • 1999 4. Biennal Internacional de Arquitetura, São Paulo, BR
  • 1999 Denmark meets Australia II (tour: main cities, AU)
  • 1998-99 Copenhagen – Concepts of Continuity (tour: RU, PL, DE)
  • 1996 Scandinavian Architecture, Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago, US
  • 1996 5. Biennale Architettura, Arsenale, Venice, IT

References[edit]

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