The Copenhagen based architect is working in the field between research, education and practice. His main subject is transformation of and additions to listed landscapes, cities and buildings. A central question is how historical, technical and aesthetic characteristics of building culture may be transformed into contemporary attention. The aim is to unite material qualities, a strong spatial identity, and low resource consumption in a sustainable building culture.
Andersen was born in 1970, studied at The Cooper Union, New York, and graduated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1998. He started teaching in 2000 and established his own private practice NICOLAI BO ANDERSEN ARKITEKT in 2001. He has been Head of the Master’s Program in Architectural Heritage, Transformation and Conservation at The Royal Danish Academy, School of Architecture since 2016.
Bo Andersen is appointed member of the Historic Buildings Council by the Danish Minister for Culture 2019-2023. The architect has been awarded in numerous competitions. Additionally, he has published several articles on transformation and sustainable architecture and participated in several exhibitions, e.g. the Venice Biennale 2016. His work is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and featured in the official residence of the Danish Prime Minister, Marienborg.