Julian Chen

Henning Larsen Architects, Head of Tall Buildings | Copenhagen, Denmark


As an architect specializing in the design of tall buildings and high-density master plans, Julian has a keen interest in office and mixed-use developments that marry market intelligence with social and environmental aspirations.

From concept to construction, Julian has extensive experience in working with international teams on award winning projects in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and most recently Australia. Prior to joining Henning Larsen, Julian began his career in London where he worked on a number of high-profile projects in the UK at Richard Rogers Partnership. In London, Julian was inspired by the latest thinking and technology in tall building design and construction and subsequently developed a passion for this area in architecture.

In Denmark, Julian plays an active role in the dissemination of knowledge in tall building design. He is Chairman of the Scandinavian Chapter…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; Middle East 2018)

Country Representative, Denmark (2012 – 2018)

Height and Data Committee (2013 – 2017)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (China 2016)


18 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference Jeddah City & Jeddah Tower Q&A

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme...


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27 April 2018

Debating Tall: Landscrapers vs. Skyscrapers

Amy Webb, New York University; Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects

What does the office of the future look like? The leading tech industry giants all seem to agree the main goal is “connectivity” that forges...


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17 October 2016

Extending the Public Realm Into the Sky

Claude Bøjer Godefroy & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects

The design of tall buildings in our megacities is going through an exciting paradigm shift: globally, we are observing new trends towards greater numbers of...


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