Marianne Levinsen - Architect

Marianne Levinsen

Born in Stockholm June 22nd1963.

Educated tapestry weaver at Jette Gemzøe, Copenhagen, 1984 - 1987  

Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, in 1995

Worked at the studio of Professor Sven-Ingvar Andersson, from 1995 – 2000 alongside teaching at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1995 - 2005

Managing director of own studio - Marianne Levinsen Landskab ApS - since 2002.


Marianne Levinsen is one of the most prominent Danish landscape architects of her generation. Her architectural practice embodies a contemporary awareness of the environmental and social challenges in our urban spaces, combined with a comprehensive knowledge of the material and conceptual dimensions of landscape design and urban planning. Since starting her own office in Copenhagen in 2002, Marianne Levinsen has realized a large number of public and private projects and gained wide recognition for her unique sense of place, space and material. Her projects range in scale from large urban master-plans to private gardens, yet always maintaining a focus on the intimate relationship between the human scale and the built environment.

The effects of the climate changes and global warming has a direct impact on architectural practice in general, and landscape architecture in particular. Marianne Levinsen is presently working with several large-scale projects in Denmark developing strategies for flood-proofing of urban areas, finding ways of adapting to the increasing climatic challenges.



Prizes and awards:

2017                                    Building of the year 2017, as part of the consulting team. Architect Dorte Mandrup.

2017                                     Nominated for the Danish Landscape prize 2017

2017                                     Nominated for “Concrete”, sustainability prize 2017

2014                                     The Capital Award for Renovation and Renewal: The square of Christianshavns with Anders Krüger

2013                                     The Henning Larsen Foundation Prize of Honor

2013                                     The municipality of Hørsholms´s architectural prize for the landscape at Kokkedal Nursing home

2012                                     The Dreyer Foundation Prize of Honor 2012

2012                                     The Eckersberg Medaille given by the Danish Academy

2010                                     Finalist in the international Landscape award, Rosa Barbar in Barcelona

2009                                     1. prize by the Danish Arts Foundation: “Art in public areas” w. the project: ”Forgotten Places”

2007                                     The municipality of Frederiksberg´s architectural prize for the campus area at Copenhagen Business School

2005                                     The Capital´s Beautification Award for the landscape architectural part of the student residence Tietgenkollegiet


Honorary appointments

2011 – 2013                              Board member of the Public Art department, The National Arts Foundation

2005 -                                        Censor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

1995 -                                        Jury member, Danish Association of Architects

2000 -                                        Member of Danish Artists Association