Founded in Silkeborg in 1985, Årstiderne Arkitekter is currently Denmark’s thirdlargest architecture firm. Perhaps surprisingly, the firm has not reached this status by creating grand cultural monuments or prestigious public institutions but rather through the dedication to and perfection of everyday buildings such as offices, homes and shops. Mikkel Westfall, partner at Årstiderne Arkitekter’s Copenhagen office, explains: “The new urbanisation, which is today a global phenomenon, means that our main job as architects has changed significantly. When I was a student, about 20 years ago, it was all about grand domiciles, cultural institutions and great monuments.”

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