Danish architecture firms have been increasingly taking up projects abroad, reports Politiken.
According to Lars Emil Kragh – the chief advisor at Danske Arkitektvirksomheder, the Danish association of architectural firms – this trend started with the financial crisis in 2008.
“Danish architecture firms focus especially on Norway, Sweden and Germany, and some have established connections in China, the Middle East and the United States,” Kragh told Politiken.
Architecture firms such as Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Kim Utzon, Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Vandkunsten have been involved in extensive projects in Malmö, while 3XN has recently been contracted by the Australian capital bank AMP to design a new office building on the waterfront of Sydney.
Despite the many successes, the latest export statistics from Danske Arkitektvirksomheder show that total foreign revenue fell from 578 million kroner in 2011 to 376 million kroner in 2013.