"For human beings, the freedom of infinite space is daunting. Environments like the Arctic offer the experience of being surrounded by endless space" - Dorte Mandrup.
The Wadden

The Wadden Sea Centre shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award

From the longest list of nominees in the history of the Mies van der Rohe Award. We are proud to announce that the Wadden Sea Centre is among the 40 shortlisted works that will compete in the 2022 EU Mies Award.
We're an architecture studio with a firm grasp on reality and the courage to push the boundaries of form and materiality.

Our winning design for a new crafts college

With an elliptical timber structure, the design emphasises the strong community between the different craft traditions and highlights the innovative force they form together.
"Dorte Mandrup’s architecture is conceived with an unmistakable attitude - an idealism probably quite annoying was it not delivered with an equally unmistakable sense of humour." Finn Juhl Award 2018
Dorte Mandrup, Karlskrona, culture house, library, UNESCO architecture

Adding another UNESCO site to our portfolio

We won the competition for a new culture house and library in the heart of Swedish baroque city Karlskrona - our fifth UNESCO-related project.
Jury chairwoman, Dorte Mandrup, granted the EU Mies Award to Lacanton & Vassal in Barcelona on May 7, 2019. Photo: Anna Mas

Architecture as change agent: Reflections on chairing the Mies Award jury

Chairing the powerful award has left Dorte Mandrup confident about the future of architecture.