JAN GEHL HONOURED BY THE DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION
Co-founder and partner in Gehl Architects, Jan Gehl, has received the highest honour from the Danish Arts FoundationCo-founder and partner in Gehl Architects, Jan Gehl, has received the highest honour from the Danish Arts Foundation, the lifelong grant. Few, if any, have in modern times had such a fundamental influence on our understanding and on the development of the public realm as Jan Gehl, it reads in the motivation from the Danish Arts Foundation. The Foundation hails Jan as a standard bearer for the importance of architecturally well functioning public spaces and public realms for more than 30 years. "Jan Gehl is one of Denmarks most prominent urban planning architects and he is a beacon on an international scale. His theories on life between buildings have had, and continue to have, a massive influence on the development of sustainable urban environments globally.">> Read the full motivation here (only in Danish).