“We like to describe ourselves as specialists. We work within an area that not many architects do, but an essential area nonetheless. We define it as infrastructure, because it’s what makes societies work,” says Kristian Hagemann, architect, partner and CEO at Gottlieb Paludan Architects. The company was established in Copenhagen in 1901 and, since the 1940s, the energy sector has been a cornerstone in their client base. One of the projects they worked on recently is Värtaverket in Stockholm, a power plant that needed a modernisation and extension of capacity, which has now been expanded with one of the world’s largest biomass-fuelled power plants.