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Together we create cohesion
Together we create cohesion
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Together we create cohesion

Great architecture evokes great passion. For us, this is the kind of architecture that contributes to solving the challenges we face today. The kind that creates sustainable development, vibrant and diverse cities, beautiful and future-proof structures as well as inviting urban spaces and landscapes for all to enjoy. An integrated approach and collaboration across professional disciplines form the basis for our contributions to a society that functions today and will function tomorrow.

For us, it is all about creating architecture that connects people and cities – architecture that makes life run smoothly, supplies the necessities for everyday living and inspires positive development. We develop solutions and processes that originate from interdisciplinary collaboration for the common good and with the clear aim of creating greater cohesion. We believe that our communities are stronger and the challenges more manageable when the spaces we share and the connections between them are beautiful and beneficial to us all.

We insist that our projects contribute to the common good. We therefore always employ a fully integrated approach to understand and sensitively develop the sites and structures which are entrusted to us. With both vision and insight, we create simple, timeless and responsible architecture. Collaborating closely with the client, users and professionals of other disciplines, we provide functional, technically sound and aesthetically complete solutions which provide their own contribution – be it small or large – to the world around us.   

Working out of offices in Copenhagen, Malmö, Oslo and Trondheim, we strive to create architecture that understands, connects and enriches the whole world. Together we create cohesion. 

At Gottlieb Paludan Architects, we work proactively to integrate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in all our projects and practice.

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Responsible and sustainable solutions
Responsible and sustainable solutions
CSR & Sustainability

Responsible and sustainable solutions

At Gottlieb Paludan Architects, we want to contribute to creating a more sustainable world. We do that partly by working actively with sustainability in all our projects and partly by measuring and minimizing our own environmental impact. We endorse the Brundtland Commission’s definition of sustainability from 1987 and the UN Global Compact.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects is able to certify office and industrial buildings to the DGNB standard.

In Norway, we work with the Passive Design principle which complies with the principles for sustainable construction. Passive houses are specifically constructed to use significantly less energy than is currently the standard.

At Gottlieb Paludan Architects, we work proactively to integrate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in all our projects and practice. We have been a member of the UN Global Compact initiative since 2009, supporting human rights, employee rights and the protection of the natural environment and actively opposing corruption in all its forms.

You can read about our engagement in our Annual Sustainability Report 2019 here.

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Organization, ownership and management
Organization, ownership and management
Organization

Organization, ownership and management

Gottlieb Paludan Architects is owned by the engineering and design company AFRY.

The partners include architects Jesper Gottlieb, Kristian Hagemann, Mette Neimann, John Strandfelt, Tine Kjærulff Bay and Thomas Bonde Hansen.
The day-to-day management of the company is made up of Kristian Hagemann, Mette Neimann, John Strandfelt and CFO Henrik Røbel. 

Harald Martin Gjøvaag is head of Gottlieb Paludan Architects in Norway and head of the company’s Oslo office. He is also a member of the management of AFRY in Norway.
Kjersti Størdal Bjørkeng manages our Trondheim office.
The day-to-day management in Oslo is undertaken by Harald Martin Gjøvaag with group managers Eirik Erstad, Solbritt Dramstad and Ellen Melander. In Trondheim, group manager Urd Schjetne and Kjersti Bjørkeng Størdal comprise the day-to-day management team.

Kristian Hagemann (responsible partner) and Sten Sødring (responsible for markets) manage the company's Malmö office.

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More than 100 years of experience
More than 100 years of experience
History

More than 100 years of experience

Our firm was established in Copenhagen in 1901 and has been run by succeeding generations of architects ever since. We are proud of our history which attests to our continuity and quality. We believe that this enhances our ability to continue developing beautiful architectural solutions that will stand the test of time.

From the outset, the firm made its mark with numerous major public construction projects, and the energy sector became a particularly significant field for us from the 1940s. This laid the foundation for our interest in combining infrastructure installations with architectural quality. Energy and industrial sector building projects have been our hallmark ever since, as witnessed by a great number of striking edifices.
We have also carried out business and administration building projects and for other parts of the utilities sector – and we have helped design vast segments of the infrastructure for Denmark’s welfare society during this period.

We acquired Public Arkitekter in 2012, which widened our expertise to comprise architectural solutions for the transportation sector. Our expertise within energy and transport meshed well, strengthened the firm and enabled us to widen our services to include energy and transport installations, workplaces and public spaces.

In 2018, Gottlieb Paludan Architects became part of AFRY, the international engineering, design and advisory company, providing access to thousands of experts all over the world.

In 2019, we acquired the Norwegian architectural firm ‘tegn_3’ with offices in Oslo and Trondheim, enlarging both our field of operation and geographical reach. That same year, we also opened a small office in Malmö, Sweden.

Today, Gottlieb Paludan Architects is a Scandinavian architectural firm with an international outlook. An updated, expanded and stronger version of the architectural firm established in Copenhagen more than a century ago. We continue to focus on transforming complex challenges into sustainable architectural solutions of high technical and aesthetic quality and we aim to design architecture that understands, connects and enriches the world. 

 

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