KIM HERFORTH NIELSEN / 3XN (DK)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2014

Architect MAA/RIBA, Kim H. Nielsen (born 1954) is Founder and Principalof 3XN. Since the start of the company in 1986, Kim H. Nielsen has been the creative driving force behind 3XN. He functions as the creative director and has overall responsibility for the architectural quality of 3XN’s work from the idea to the final result. Working closely with the Competition Department, Kim directs the group with a high degree of personal involvement in each project. Kim Herforth Nielsen has been involved in all of the practice’s major projects, including the Copenhagen Arena, the aquarium The Blue Planet, Museum of Liverpool, Ørestad College in Copenhagen, Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, and the UN City HQ in Copenhagen.

Kim H. Nielsen is often called upon as a jury member in International architectural competitions and as a lecturer at art academies and universities around the world. Since 2013 Kim has been chairman of architecture committee at Danish Arts Foundation.

Honorary Office and Distinctions

  • Chairman of architecture committee at Danish Arts Foundation (2014-2018)
  • Honorary Professor of Aarhus School of Architecture
  • C. F. Hansen Medaille, highest order among architects in DK, 2009
  • Knight of Dannebrog, 2000
  • The Eckersberg Medaille, 1999
  • The Nykredit Architectural Award, 1988
  • Awards: RIBA (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), Mipim (2004, 2006)

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Running in the morning through the city (down what the germans call a fussgangerzone) and being amazed by all the grand empty old buildings that reminded me of my Berlin beginnings. Grafitti on buildings. Lovely broken walls with acne'd facades from decades of reverse engineering. Discovering that all the ships on the river were party boats and open till the morning. Sweating so much in one of the clubs, my phone got messed up. Losing phone in said club. Visiting belgrade police station to report a then stolen phone to a twenty-something cop with a doctor's lab coat, listening to Rammstein (loudly) while hacking out my report on a pre-electric typewriter that looked (and sounded) as if it was from some era before typewriters were invented.   Thinking of Naked Lunch. Thinking of Die-Hard. Listening to architects talk about porous facades. Thinking of old smart bombs. Imagining the flash and crunch of several floors of reinforced concrete collapsing in on themselves. Wondering why I'm the only interactive guy here. Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade? Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade?!

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