December 1, 2019
Henning Larsen and Ramboll join forces
The world-renowned architectural company Henning Larsen becomes part of the Ramboll Group. The shared vision is to create sustainable cities and buildings that answer the global challenges.
“Architecture today is not just about designing and building. It is about solving concrete challenges for people. We call this the extended concept of architecture, where we combine our design with research and knowledge. This is how we have been working for the last ten years, but in the new constellation with Ramboll we will have access to the world's leading experts, technology and digitalisation, which will develop our architecture and projects in completely new ways in the future,” says Louis Becker, Partner and Design Principal at Henning Larsen.
“We have just delivered our best financial results in company history, driven by global expansion and projects on six continents. Together with Ramboll, we will have the capacity to take the next step in our internationalisation and strengthen our ability to create sustainable visionary buildings that offer concrete solutions to some of the most demanding challenges facing cities and communities around the globe,” says Mette Kynne Frandsen.
Significant international spearhead for architecture and urban solutions
The fact that Henning Larsen now becomes part of Ramboll is a significant strategic step for Ramboll. Over the coming year, the ambition is to establish a global architecture business unit with approx. 800 architects and landscape architects and Mette Kynne Frandsen as Managing Director. According to Group CEO in Ramboll Jens-Peter Saul, this means that Ramboll will have the opportunity to move even closer to its clients.
The acquisition is effective from 2 January 2020.
FACTS Henning Larsen
Ramboll is a leading international engineering and consulting company founded in Denmark in 1945. Today, Ramboll employs over 16,000 employees, of whom approx. 500 are architects or landscape architects. The company has a global presence and strong representation in the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Ramboll works in the following areas: Buildings, Transport, Environment & Health, Water, Energy and Management Consulting.
FACTS Henning Larsen and Ramboll
Both Henning Larsen and Ramboll currently have by far the largest part of their revenue outside Denmark, and the acquisition allows them to achieve an even stronger global footprint. The joint global platform of 16,500 architects, engineers and other experts in 35 countries makes it possible to strengthen the position in key markets such as the Nordic countries, USA, Germany and Asia, where both companies have focused in recent years.
Throughout the years, Ramboll and Henning Larsen have worked together on a number of iconic projects, such as the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Opera in Copenhagen, Denmark. The companies currently collaborate on projects in the Carlsberg City and the Redmolen in Copenhagen.
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