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KHR Architects

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In 1964 Knud Holscher was employed by Krohn & Hartvig Rasmussen, one of Scandinavia’s largest architectural offices in the 1960s and 1970s. Having gained lots of experience from St. Cathrine’s College, Knud Holscher’s first major work at KHR was the competition of Odense University. It took him three months finishing the concept of the 750.000 m2 university buildings, but it earned him first prize and a partnership at the firm.


The partnership with Krohn & Hartvig Rasmussen went on for several decades. After the completion of the vast university complex, which lasted for several years. 

Knud Holscher headed the creation of numerous industrial and commercial buildings. Among them were Farum Public Swimming Hall in 1977, Bahrain National Museum in 1985, Copenhagen Airport Pier B and the Danish Pavilion for the World Exhibition 1992.


Alongside his architectural feats Knud Holscher also worked extensively as an industrial designer establishing Knud Holscher Industrial Design as a subdivision within KHR Architects in 1971. This was the beginning of collaborations with large international companies such as the lighting specialist Erco, the long standing corporation with Ifö and the wide ranging hardware series d line.


Chronological exposition of the most important events in the history of Holscher Design

Arne Jacobsen

Knud Holscher worked with the renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen at his studio in Charlottenlund 1958-1964

KHR Architects

In the 1960s and 1970s Holscher Design was a part of one of Scandinavia’s largest architectural offices, KHR Architects

Knud Holscher Design

In 1995 Knud Holscher bought out the design studio of KHR Architects and established Knud Holscher Design

Holscher Design

Today, the studio is run by a group of seven partners, each of them with their own field of expertise.