“We are driven by curiosity – being able to constantly challenge conventional ideas of what is achievable by doing something in a different and better way,” says Jan Y. Tanaka, founding partner and architect at JAJA Architects. “We aim to add value where it is unexpected, in a way that creates an element of surprise.” The firm’s portfolio includes projects as diverse as a masterplan transforming Ålesund’s harbour front, to a swimming hall extension in Roskilde, a museum in Nyborg, 400 housing units in Copenhagen and an innovation centre in Taastrup.