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Gottlieb Paludan Architects appoints two new Creative Directors


Two strong in-house candidates take up their positions as Creative Directors at Gottlieb Paludan Architects, when Jesper Gottlieb hands over the baton to Thomas Bonde-Hansen and Tine Kjærulff Bay who will take the lead in setting the creative direction of the architectural company. Their appointments will strengthen the company’s professional, architectural development and ensure the continued high quality of design on a day-to-day basis.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects’ new Creative Directors, Thomas Bonde-Hansen and Tine Kjærulff Bay, have both deep roots in the company, and they have had a major impact on the company’s profile and focus, having served as Heads of Design for many years. In this capacity, they have been involved in the development of some of the company’s largest projects, and they take over from the company’s previous Creative Director, Jesper Gottlieb, who now takes on a new role as Senior Advisor.

Tine graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and she has been employed by Gottlieb Paludan Architects since 2008. Tine devotes most of her time to mobility projects, including competitions, design development and project management. As Head of Design, Tine headed projects such as the Copenhagen Light Rail, the Sydhavn Metro and Ny Ellebjerg Station in Copenhagen, new metro stations in Oslo as well as Haga Station in Gothenburg.

Thomas has worked for Gottlieb Paludan Architects since 2007, and he graduated as an architect from the same School of Architecture as Tine. Thomas has specialist expertise in developing ideas and concepts and managing competition projects. As Head of Design, Thomas headed projects such as Byens Bro, the foot and cycle bridge in Odense, a new pedestrian bridge in Tyresta National Park in Sweden, footbridges for Network Rail in the UK, Delft City Archives in the Netherlands as well as the BIO4 unit at the Amagerværket CHP plant in Copenhagen.

Heading the company’s professional development, the new Creative Directors will be tasked with continuing and enhancing the company’s approach to projects in terms of developing designs. At the same time, Thomas sees his appointment as an opportunity to focus even more on architecture for our everyday environment.

The appointments of the two new Creative Directors form the first step of a planned generational change and increased interest in international markets, which Gottlieb Paludan Architects announced towards the end of 2020. The company reported at the same time the future appointments of a new Chief Operating Officerand a new Chief Executive Officer. The appointments for these positions are expected to be made within the next few months.