Since the acquisition of the world-renowned architectural company Henning Larsen in January 2020, Ramboll has been working on creating a new business unit, ‘Architecture, Landscape & Urbanism’, complete with a go-to-market strategy and organisation.
The initial phase of this work has been completed, and the new market went live with approximately 600 employees on 4 January 2021.
This means that architects, landscape architects and urban planners from Ramboll and Henning Larsen formally started operating as one unit. This will be an important step in terms of furthering collaboration and a new joint design culture, as well as cultivating the shared goal of excellence.
Our ambition in the new market is ultimately to become the world’s leading architecture and landscape partner for a new generation of sustainable urbanism. We believe that we can pioneer next practice and create lasting value through sustainable solutions where people and nature flourish.
We will do this by combining high-end knowledge-based architecture with landscape and sustainable building design. We believe this approach will benefit clients and society at large by developing designs that truly make a difference. Ultimately, this will boost our market position and move the combined design business up the value chain.
Even before the acquisition, Ramboll and Henning Larsen had a long history of successful collaboration. Some major recent project wins include the gentrification of the Downsview area in Toronto, the Carlsberg Tower in Copenhagen and the transformation of KODE 4, the signal museum in Bergen.
The new market will trade under the Henning Larsen name and brand.
At the beginning of 2020, Ramboll acquired Web Structures, a leading building design and engineering consultancy.
The Web Structures acquisition strengthens Ramboll’s position in Southeast Asia, adding 120 experts to Ramboll’s building designers. Web Structures has greatly added to Ramboll’s parametric design and highrise competencies. Web Structures also has key competences within sustainable urbanism. Major recent project wins include the Penang South Islands project with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), which sets a new benchmark for smart urban sustainability in Southeast Asia. The design competition win was one of the first collaborations between Web Structures and several other Ramboll business units and showcases the potential of the new joint offering.
Web Structures also contributes significantly to Ramboll’s sustainable buildings competences and experience with a long tradition of integrating sustainability into engineering design.