We are the first architecture firm in Scandinavia to establish a dedicated documentation team, where we collect the latest knowledge about how architecture makes a difference in practice. We do so by revisiting our completed projects and studying their social and economic impact. Impactful studies that give us a robust foundation of knowledge to develop organisations and communities with architecture serving as a catalyst.
We revisit our listed projects, learn from them and inject the impact-based knowledge into the development of new projects. We do this with the clear purpose of always creating the greatest possible effect for our customers’ world and the outside world.Johanne Mose Entwistle | Head of Impact
We make our customers stronger
We make a virtue out of sharing knowlegde with our customers, so that they can become as strong as possible - politically or commercially. Because whether you are a public or private developer, you have a political or commercial base with the potential of standing stronger if you can provide documentation that shows the impact of your investment. Therefore, we do not only use the impact-based documentation in our projects, but also in our customer's organisation or on the commercial market.
It’s a place where children get to live a life they are usually denied.Parents of a child with muscular dystrophy / Qualitative insight from anthropological field study https://aart.dk/effekt/musholm
The Culture Yard has given the city a new identity.Local citizen / Qualitative insight from anthropological field study Transforming the reputation of a city
One of the things that I appreciate about working in Pakhusene, is the many shared facilities. They create life 24 – 7 and give such a fantastic energy in and around the building.Berit Grotkjær Jensen / Head of Skills at MOE Proving the impact of sharing
We were expecting good results, but we have been taken aback by just how positive they are.Head of Development at VUC Syd / Qualitative insight from anthropological field study Helping young people back into education
The value of sharing knowledge
We take pride in sharing our knowledge on the social and economic potential of architecture, as we believe that the exchange of knowledge makes us stronger as a company, industry and society. We therefore frequently speak at conferences and regularly publish articles on the impact of architecture. Among many other networks, we are members of the world’s biggest for socially responsible companies, the UN Global Compact, which commits us to publish an annual report (Communication on Progress) on our impactful work with architecture.
For almost two decades, we have put impact before form. This has resulted in a distinguished reference list of projects and partnerships. Today, we are deeply involved with research environments and cooperate with several research agencies. We are also behind a wide range of impactful projects spread all across Scandinavia, including Musholm, where we have improved the quality of life for people with disabilities, and the Culture Yard, where we have set the course for Elsinore’s transformation from a shipyard city to a city of culture.