Beauty must always be safeguarded – no project is too small for the most appropriate and beautiful solution

Architecture and infrastructure

Modern cities and societies are complex entities dependent on a wide range of functions to run smoothly. Reliable supplies of power, heating and water are basic amenities, but an efficient infrastructure and mobility are crucial too for modern life. Without these there can be no growth, development or welfare. At Gottlieb Paludan Architects, we focus on these basic functions of society: it is our mission to shape better cities and societies with architecture of the highest technical and aesthetic quality.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects provides consultancy services within infrastructure, construction and landscape architecture. Our specialist knowledge and experience is our natural starting point, but we do also look up and out from the drawing board and consider our projects in a wider social context. We take a special interest in the transition from black coal to green energy, the interaction between different modes of transport, the transformation of urban spaces left behind by time and tide, the integration of striking structures into the surrounding landscape and the move from cellular offices to new ways of working.

We believe that clear simplicity brings a beauty all of its own. It makes no difference whether we design a power station or a corporate headquarters or whether we renovate a railway station. To us, form and function are two sides of the same coin.

We focus on creating value for the client, user and society at large and strive to integrate sustainability, social responsibility and environmentally conscious solutions in all our projects. We listen carefully and take on board the client’s wishes and requirements, and we are known for building long-term, trust-based relationships with our clients.

Our architecture is all over Denmark, equally at home in towns, cities and landscapes. We are proud to contribute to Denmark’s leading position in sustainable infrastructure and construction. We currently have activities in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and Asia, and it is our ambition to bring architecture of the highest technical quality and aesthetic value to many more countries across the world.

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CSR & Sustainability

Responsible and sustainable solutions

At Gottlieb Paludan Architects, we want to contribute to creating a more sustainable world. We do that partly by working actively with sustainability in all our projects and partly by measuring and minimizing our own environmental impact. We endorse the Brundtland Commission’s definition of sustainability from 1987 and the UN Global Compact.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects is authorized to certify office and commercial buildings according to the DGNB standard (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen – German Sustainable Building Council).

We have been a member of the UN Global Compact initiative since 2009, supporting human rights, employee rights and the protection of the natural environment and actively opposing corruption in all its forms. You can read about our engagement in our most recent Communication on Progress report here.

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Job and internship

Our workplace

We combine our professional expertise with a keen eye for society’s challenges, user needs and client wishes whether we are working on new builds or renovations. As architects, we have a passion for our profession and for working closely with both clients and colleagues. This is what powers our teams, and we expect a similar attitude and commitment from those wanting to come aboard with us..

There is a great atmosphere in our office; we are friendly, open and respectful of each other. We are good at sharing our knowledge and experience among ourselves, and nobody would hesitate to ask for help or advice. We are busy, but we always take the time to celebrate our successes.

We are always on the lookout for talented and well-qualified architects, constructing architects, engineers and students, and unsolicited applications are welcome. .

Applications should be forwarded  by e-mail to job@gottliebpaludan.com. Job vacancies are published on the home page of our website and also on our LinkedIn page.

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Organization, ownership and management

Gottlieb Paludan Architects is a public limited company owned by Creative Director Jesper Gottlieb and CEO Kristian Hagemann.

The partners are Jesper Gottlieb, Kristian Hagemann, Head of Markets Pernille Stahlschmidt Tørning, Head of Client Consultancy Frederik Ejlers, Head of Mobility and Infrastructure Mette Neimann, Head of Energy and Utilities John Strandfelt, Head of Design Tine Kjærulff Bay and Head of Design Thomas Bonde Hansen.

The company’s daily management consists of Kristian Hagemann, Pernille Stahlschmidt Tørning, Mette Neimann, John Strandfelt, and CFO Henrik Roebel.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects’ board of directors is made up of the owners and Sanne Wall-Gremstrup, managing director of the Danish Architectural Press.

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100 years of experience

Gottlieb Paludan Architects was established in Copenhagen in 1901. Since then, the talents and expertise of generations of committed architects have all contributed to the company that we are today. We are proud of our history. It demonstrates continuity and quality, and we believe that it strengthens our capacity to develop beautiful architectural solutions that will stand the test of time.

From the outset, the firm attracted attention designing a number of major public buildings, e.g. the hospitals in Gentofte and Køge; since the 1940s, the energy sector has been a keystone in our client base. Our reputation in this sector was cemented with the Stigsnæsværket project and later reinforced with our work on the Amagerværket CHP plant and Asnæsværket Unit 5. Over the last half-century, designing for the utilities sector has been one of our distinguishing features, resulting in an extensive portfolio of striking structures. Over the last few decades, we have extended our expertise within the utilities sector and taken on a wider variety of projects. During the same period, we have also headed a number of commercial projects and provided client consultancy services.

In recent years, we have significantly strengthened and broadened our expertise with new staff appointments and the acquisition of Public Arkitekter in 2012. This has widened the firm’s traditional key areas – utilities, commercial premises and client consultancy services – to also include core skills in infrastructure, mobility and planning.

Today, Gottlieb Paludan Architects stands as a newer, larger, and stronger version of the architectural firm that was established more than a century ago.

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