Principal and Founder of 3XN architects, Kim Herforth Nielsen, will be presented with Denmark’s highest Architectural Honour, the C.F. Hansen Medal. The Award will be presented by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts on 30 March as they ‘acknowledge a person who has made outstanding achievements in the field of Architecture’.
Kim Herforth Nielsen receives the Medal for his ability to ‘give rise to a new type of architecture’. Through the years Kim Herforth Nielsen has worked with a clear architectural vision and prioritized the creation of architecture that makes a difference. He is very appreciative of the professional recognition that comes with the Medal.
"It is a great honour for me to receive the C.F. Hansen Medal. My goal has always been to create architecture which creates behavior and ultimately contributes positively to the world – both architecturally and environmentally. In that regard, the Medal is a large recognition of the importance of these qualities in architecture," said Nielsen.
With currency and foresight Nielsen comments on the current economic climate:
"Now is the time for new ways of thinking. The economic situation creates another perspective on the world and we are now in a position to make a difference by insisting on creating high quality buildings and telling stories through our architecture."