Our purpose is to improve the quality of life through design that creates identity. This could be at home, at work, at school, in the city, in nature, at the station – anywhere people gather in the built environment or use objects of design.

PLH Architects is a Danish architectural practice based in Copenhagen. We create architecture worldwide, designing office buildings, cultural buildings, residential buildings and creating workplace design and urban planning solutions, infrastructure, retail and healthcare architecture.

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Our proposal for The Ridge – a unique 28-story landmark with a mix of commercial space, offices and high-end housing in the financial district of Lithuania’s capital Vilnius. The architectural concept breaks the tower into smaller, more human-scale volumes with plateaus functioning as verdant terraces that add green space even on the upper levels. While visually slimming down the building volume, the platforms grant tenants, residents and visitors views of the most iconic parts of Vilnius: Gediminas Castle, the old town and The Neris River. To avoid the traditional “glassy” expression, while providing open views and natural light, our design contains a regular facade grid with slender elements made from light colored ceramic tiles with 3D effect as well as energy glass, featuring a series of solar shading slats in the workplace areas to provide copious amounts of natural light. The color palette is based on natural, neutral colors, matching both the contemporary office and the modern housing environment. The materiality of the facade and details inside the building are a reference to the ceramic brick masonry that the area is famous for. Read more about the design proposal at our website. #theridge #competitionproposal #designproposal #architectureproposal #architecture #archdaily #architecturedesign #urbanarchitecture #urban #urbanlook #highrise #highrisebuilding #skyscraper #residentialdesign #residentialarchitecture #officearchitecture #visualization #architecturevisualization #renderlovers #architecturerender #architecturerendering #architecture_hunter #architecturedaily #archdaily #architect #architecturewatch #danisharchitecture #nordicarchitecture #vilnius #lithuania

How can the choices we make when designing interiors help promote sustainability? In close collaboration with Maersk, we have designed a comprehensive renovation of their iconic Esplanaden campus from the 1970s. Throughout the project, sustainability has been a principal focus and attaining environmental as well as social goals has been a guiding vision. Among some of Esplanaden’s many new sustainable features are triple layer windows that improve daylight and reduce energy consumption, as well as new energy saving lighting that responds to the changing of the seasons and gives an enjoyable, pleasant light. Furthermore, nearly all of the materials and components that have been taken out of the buildings have been upcycled and recycled in other projects, just as the timber used is from sustainable sources and the carpet is made from recycled materials. Social concerns and employee wellbeing have also been a focal point, as witnessed in an array of solutions that provide fresh air, great acoustics and healthy, diverse food. The design concept promotes an inclusive and welcoming culture, facilitates hybrid work and encourages different ways of meeting, socializing and recharging. Read more about the project at our website. Team: VITA Ingeniører, Fisch-Thomsen Consulting 📸 Tomas Bertelsen @maersk_official #maersk #esplanaden #renovation #renovationproject #sustainability #sustainabledesign #sustainableinteriordesign #interiorphotography #interiorproject #interior #interiordesign #interiordesigner #indretning #designinspiration #interiør #interiors #indretning #indretningsarkitekt #design #customdesign #architecturedesign #architect #workplace #workplacedesign #workplacewelness #headquarters #HQ #campus #copenhagen #denmark

How can you use a strategic approach to interior design to create value for organizations – and inspire the people working there? Together with Maersk, we are revitalizing the company’s historic Esplanaden HQ in Copenhagen, carrying out a thorough renovation to facilitate new, flexible ways of working. Every aspect of the transformation is based on extensive analysis and user involvement to unleash the full potential of the space, support Maersk’s business strategy and ensure optimal working conditions for employees. Among other things, extensive time motion studies have been carried out to identify movement patterns, thereby optimizing the usage of space. As one of the project’s defining features, the campus layout has been divided into zones to accommodate different needs and support activity-based work forms: Focus Zones for day-to-day work, small meetings and space for concentration; Collaboration Zones that offer a diverse and informal space, where teams can come together across departments to work and exchange knowledge; and Welcome Zones to greet visitors. Throughout the transformation, we have made sure that the interior design reflects Maersk’s DNA and values. Thus, the color scheme is in line with the shipping company’s corporate visual identity. Furthermore, different colors have been carefully selected to create a variety of distinct environments, each with their own atmosphere, choice of furniture and levels of formality. Read more about the project at our website. Team: VITA Ingeniører, Fisch-Thomsen Consulting 📸 Tomas Bertelsen @maersk_official #maersk #esplanaden #renovation #renovationproject #interiorphotography #interiorproject #interior #interiordesign #interiordesigner #indretning #designinspiration #interiør #interiors #indretning #design #designer #meetingroomdesign #customdesign #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #architecturedesign #architect #workplace #workplacedesign #workplacewelness #headquarters #HQ #campus #copenhagen #denmark

“It is really a stunning transformation and absolutely fantastic!” This is just one of many truly appreciated comments from Maersk’s employees, that we received when they moved into their revitalized Esplanaden campus. In close collaboration with Maersk, we have designed the comprehensive renovation of the landmark waterfront buildings from the 1970s. Everything has been tailormade to create state-of-the-art workplaces in a unified campus that supports Maersk’s global business strategies and facilitates new, flexible forms of work. “Together, we are unleashing the enormous potential of the amazing location and its maritime surroundings. At the same time, we are ensuring a better flow between the various facilities, thus creating a sense of unity and a work environment that enables everyone to shine, thrive and perform at their best. Every design choice has been made to grant staff and visitors diverse, stimulating and meaningful experiences throughout the day. Maersk had the vision. We developed the concept and brought it to life with the great project team,” says Paulette Christophersen, partner and interior designer, PLH Arkitekter. Read the full story about the transformation at our website. Team: VITA Ingeniører, Fisch-Thomsen Consulting 📸 Tomas Bertelsen @maersk_official #maersk #esplanaden #renovation #renovationproject #interiorphotography #interiorproject #interior #interiordesign #interiordesigner #indretning #designinspiration #interiør #interiors #indretning #indretningsarkitekt #design #designer #customdesign #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #architecturedesign #architect #workplace #workplacedesign #workplacewelness #headquarters #HQ #campus #copenhagen #denmark