On June 14th, Henning Larsen and Fritz Hansen together unveiled the design of a luminous pavilion. This collaboration is presented at the Designmuseum Denmark to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the interior design brand Fritz Hansen. 

Through the pictures and news, the pavilion looks stunning and luminous. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, this project is part of an exhibition of the city’s 3daysofdesign events from June 15th to June 17th, 2022. 

The pavilion is becoming popular due to its unique and sustainable design. Moreover, this structure is specially designed for disassembly. Isn’t it a questionable but interesting fact about this building? 

Are you also planning to visit Fritz Hansen pavilion? Or want to know more about this fascinating architecture? If yes, keep reading! Today in this blog, we’ll take you on a virtual tour of this pavilion while explaining all the details, including its design, concept, exteriors, and interiors.

Let’s dive in. 

Fritz Hansen Pavilion

henning larsen opens fritz hansen pavilion
  • Official Project Name: Fritz Hansen Pavilion
  • Architect: Henning Larsen | @henninglarsenarchitects 
  • Location: Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Fritz Hansen | @fritzhansen 
  • Year: 2022
  • Area: 350m².

The renowned architecture firm Henning Larsen opens Fritz Hansen Pavilion,” a sustainably-designed structure, as part of the 3daysofdesign event. Located exactly at Designmuseum Danmark, Grønnegården. Bredgade 68, 1260 København, Denmark, this place is currently one of the hottest tourist spots in the country. 

henning larsen opens fritz hansen pavilion  with sofa

Everything is unusual, from its architectural style to design and materials, which makes this building unique. The entire structure is developed with a Nordic approach by using low-carbon materials. With the circular design principles, the Fritz Hansen Pavilion revolves around daylight. 

However, the most interesting thing about this architecture is that it is designed to be disassembled. This simply means that all the materials and elements used in the structure can be reused elsewhere.

Let’s know more amazing things about this pavilion.

Fritz Hansen Pavilion: Concept & Design

henning larsen opens fritz hansen pavilion Design

Henning Larsen opens Fritz Hansen pavilion’ with a simple, shell-like structure. This place is the perfect spot for Fritz Hansen’s furniture exhibition. Architects follow a Nordic approach and have used natural elements and high-quality materials to create a natural and sustainable design.  

The entire building is made from standardized parts that are later bolted together to form a shape. As we already told you, it is specifically designed for disassembling, and this construction method will simplify and speed up the disassembly process. 

henning larsen opens fritz hansen pavilion Concept

The project’s main theme is to build a sustainable project, and with that mindset, all the construction elements and materials have been selected. Every part of the pavilion can be reused and even reassembled again into a smaller version in the future. 

henning larsen opens fritz hansen pavilion interior Concept

Eva Ravnborg, Market Director Denmark, Partner at Henning Larsen, said, “Celebrating the 150 years anniversary of Fritz Hansen, we wanted to create a spatial experience that makes a sustainable home for the furniture it exhibits. A facilitator for the design of Fritz Hansen. Built-in solid wood, the pavilion is inspired by the garden it is situated in, creating a hybrid space with fluid transitions between inside and out.”

Fritz Hansen Pavilion: History

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Designmuseum Denmark

Since the 1920s, Designmuseum Danmark has been considered one of the finest Rococo buildings in Copenhagen. Originally this building was built in 1752 to work as a Royal Frederik Hospital. In 1926, architects Ivar Bentsen and Kaare Klint repurposed and transformed this space into a museum.

And around a century later again, the space was transformed into Fritz Hansen Pavilion by Henning Larsen. Today this structure is introduced as a modern take on its historical surroundings while incorporating natural elements. What do you think? 

henning larsen opens fritz hansen pavilion with chairs and table

The 3daysofdesign event was from 15 – 17 June, and until mid- Autumn, the space will be used by Designmuseum Danmark. In the summertime, the pavilion will be used for extracurricular activities and initiatives, such as summer exhibitions, schools, and workshops. 

Fritz Hansen Pavilion: Architecture Design

Fritz Hansen Pavilion Architecture Design
Fritz Hansen Pavilion Architecture Design of Outside

Fritz Hansen Pavillion’s architecture is highly inspired by the timeless design of the interior design brand Fritz Hansen. It’s all about having a modern approach with sustainability and simplicity. 

Fritz Hansen Pavilion
Fritz Hansen Pavilion with  wooden table topped with vases filled with flowers

This shell-like structure is mostly transparent. You might be wondering why architects did this. The reason behind this is to invite plenty of natural light into the space. This will also increase plant life, a part of an exclusive exhibition of Fritz Hansen’s furniture. 

Fritz Hansen Pavilion with trees

Eva Ravnborg explained, “We wanted to create a pavilion that reflects the Fritz Hansen design philosophy of design that stands the test of time while at the same time minimizing the use of virgin materials. Therefore, the pavilion is crafted from standardized parts that are bolted together using standard tools, which helps to simplify and speed disassembly. All parts can be reused, and the pavilion can also be reassembled in a smaller size if needed.”

Fritz Hansen Pavilion: Materials (Exteriors & Interiors)

Fritz Hansen Pavilion room that has a table and chairs in it
Fritz Hansen Pavilion room with a wooden table and chairs

The architects chose a special type of timber known as Glulam or Glued laminated timber to construct the 350-square-meter pavilion. Glulam timber is widely known for its sustainability and is traditionally used for buildings in Nordic countries. 

Fritz Hansen Pavilion room with a couch and large windows

Let’s talk about the exterior or facade materials. To build transparent skin on the outer surface, translucent polycarbonate was used. This material will allow natural light in. on the interiors, plywood is used to form walls and various built-in furniture. 

Fritz Hansen Pavilion  room that has some chairs in it

To ensure minimal waste, low-carbon materials have been used so that in the future, they will be reused again. Nothing is glued or welded, so all the parts can be easily disassembled and could be used to create some other structure like in the reconstruction of Fritz Hansen’s headquarters.

Fritz Hansen Pavilion  dining room with a table and chairs
Fritz Hansen Pavilion  long wooden Dining table
Fritz Hansen Pavilion and a statue in the middle of a grassy area
Fritz Hansen Pavilion dining room with a round table and chairs
Fritz Hansen Pavilion wooden shelf filled with lots of furniture
henning larsen opens fritz hansen pavilion

The Bottom Line

So this is all about the henning larsen opens Fritz Hansen Pavilion. I hope this post has given you more information about this unique translucent pavilion in Copenhagen. If you find this guide helpful and informative, share it with your family and friends. 

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