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Henning Larsen Named 2012 Praemium Imperiale Laureate for Architecture
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 |

The 2012 winners of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale arts awards were announced today by the Japan Art Association at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The five recipients in their respective fields are Henning Larsen (Architecture, Denmark), Philip Glass (Music, USA), Cai Guo-Qiang (Painting, China), Cecco Bonanotte (Sculpture, Italy), and Yoko Morishita (Theater/Film, Japan).

Hennig Larsen, 2012 Praemium Imperiale Laureate of Architecture

Hennig Larsen, 2012 Praemium Imperiale Laureate of Architecture (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Hennig Larsen, 2012 Praemium Imperiale Laureate of Architecture (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Carrying prizes of 15 million yen (approximately $187,000) each, the awards recognize lifetime achievement in the arts in categories not covered by the Nobel Prizes.

Following is a small selection of Henning Larsen Architects projects since Larsen founded the company in 1959 in Copenhagen.

Batumi Aquarium, 2015 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Batumi Aquarium, 2015 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, 2011 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, 2011 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Umeå School of Architecture, 2010 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Umeå School of Architecture, 2010 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

The Wave in Vejle, 2009 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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The Wave in Vejle, 2009 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Day Care Centre - Bernts Have, 2009 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Day Care Centre - Bernts Have, 2009 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Villa in Lyngby, 2007 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Villa in Lyngby, 2007 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall, 2007 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall, 2007 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

The Opera in Copenhagen, 2004 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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The Opera in Copenhagen, 2004 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Max Planck Institute, 2003 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Max Planck Institute, 2003 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Nordea Bank Headquarters, 2000 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Nordea Bank Headquarters, 2000 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Malmö City Library, 1999 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Malmö City Library, 1999 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Danish Design Centre, 1999 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Danish Design Centre, 1999 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Trondheim University, 1978 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Trondheim University, 1978 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

Roskilde Crematorium Chapel, 1963 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)

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Roskilde Crematorium Chapel, 1963 (Image: Henning Larsen Architects)


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