As Copenhagen’s population continues to grow, so does the demand for large-scale residential developments. Årstiderne Arkitekter, one of Denmark’s largest architect firms, is putting its extensive resources into meeting this demand without losing the human scale. The key, according to creative leader Andreas Olrik, is not to get carried away by academic ambitions, but to keep the needs of the future residents at the heart of the plans. Founded in Silkeborg in 1985, Årstiderne Arkitekter today employs 226 people in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and undertakes more than 500 projects a year.