Galmstrup Ltd. is a studio with vast experience designing cultural and education projects. Our starting point is to understand the essence of a client’s brief and analyse the context of a site. This drive our projects' narrative and strengthen their special qualities.
We value daylight and its interaction with space. We use materials specific to a region, and let it craft the atmosphere of the places we create. We deliver playful yet pragmatic innovative designs which encourage social interaction and create a sense of belonging for the user.
Our strengths are in the creative design process and the ability to drive complex projects forward often in large multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams. We do this through an open collaboration with our clients, collaborators and local stakeholders, as well as craftsmen and builders to ensure the best solutions come to fruition on time and on budget.
- Feasibility Studies -> research to narrative
- Concept Design & Developed Design -> design and draw
- Technical Design & Construction Supervision -> implement and quality control
Our portfolio includes cultural and education building design, as well as exhibition work and masterplans. We provide full design services from site visits and initial sketches to technical design and construction supervision ensuring quality projects are delivered. We follow the RIBA plan of work where possible but understand that customized services are sometimes more suitable for a project and are open to discuss.
- Vision Masterplans -> relevance and ideas
- Program & Briefing -> potentials and needs
- Community Engagement -> processes and workshops
For cities, museums, collectors, institutions, organisations and developers we advise and develop strategies, to initiate and move ideas into projects. We do this through our process orientated methodology and in close collaboration with the client and their main stakeholders, ensuring unique schemes are delivered with a strong community ownership.
"Anne Marie Galmstrup has the sense of seeing the potential of museums in modern society. In addition, she has a very special ability to mediate processes and make people work together on common goals. The final project has become a very nice draft for the future Øm Abbey Museum; but more importantly, we who have been involved in the process have become much sharper at the potential of which stories are to be told and what frames they should be told in. In other words, it has been a very rewarding process."
ANNE MARIE GALMSTRUP
Anne Marie is a designer with 17 years of international experience with cultural and community projects as an architect, exhibition designer and client adviser. Her strength is her strategic vision plans and original design concepts based on the understanding of context, culture and community.
Anne Marie has a vast experience leading larger building projects with extensive cross-disciplinary teams in complex societies. She founded Galmstrup Ltd. in 2015 after being an equity partner at Henning Larsen Architects in Copenhagen for a decade and prior to that worked at Ushida Findlay Architects in London.
Anne Marie graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She is an ICOM member, has published under Ashgate, and talked at the RIBA London and Harvard GSD.
She is the founding director of the non-profit organisation Imaginations Cross Cultures which organise student summer schools and community engagement interventions.
"Anne Marie’s great quality is that she approaches the opportunities of every new project with a totally clean sheet. Her work does have a distinctly Nordic feel, but not at the expense of original, deep thinking, responsiveness to the brief and to stakeholders, enormous commitment and true creativity.
As both client and collaborator, I have found her approach captivating and constantly challenging, in the best sense of driving a project to realise better outcomes than anyone knew were possible.”
Robin Cole-Hamilton, Principal Cultural Projects, UK.
“Utterly fearless and always inventive, Anne Marie’s work flows from the half-crazy, the attenuated, to the suddenly precise and concentrated. It is full of surprises and (one suspects) private jokes, more than a fair share of virtuoso moments and some beautiful graphic compilations.”
Archigram's prize for cheerfulness. Sir Peter Cook, Professor, UK.
- Liveable Cities, Community Engagement, Speaker, Edinburgh - November 2018
- Together to Gather, Mega Cultural Projects, Speaker, Tripoli - November 2018
- Lithuanian National Architecture Award 2018, Judge - October 2018
- Sharing Cities, Community Engagement, BH Sprint, Speaker, Berlin - October 2018
- We are Museums 2018, Museums as Social Agents, Catalyst speaker, Marrakech - May 2018
- Doh Eain, Designing for Social interaction, Speaker, Yangon - March 2018
- RIBA Small Talks, Speaker, London - August 2017
- Womens Museum Denmark, Design and Narratives, Speaker, Aarhus - August 2016
- Harvard GSD, Crossing Boundaries, Post-war cities, Catalyst speaker, Harvard Arab Alumni Association weekend, Boston - October 2015
- Ashgate Publishing, Urban Design in the Arab World, Part IV The Visionary: New Cities - Reflecting on the dialectics between designer and client. June 2015 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472409768
- RIBA Journal, Continental Shift. April 2014 www.ribaj.com/culture/continental-shift
- ArchDaily Interview. September 2014 www.archdaily.com/547930/ad-interviews-anne-mariegalmstrup-henning-larsen-architects
- IMAGINATIONS 1, Architects Cross Cultures, Damascus - April 2009, ISBN 978-87-993081-0-1
- IMAGINATIONS 3, Suitable Cultural Institutions, Beirut - June 2012, ISBN 978-87-993081-1-8
- IMAGINATIONS 4, Resilient Cities through Culture, Seoul - December 2017, ISBN 978-1-78808-065-1
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