Henrik Malm is an Associate at Foster + Partners. In the past, he has been a Lecturer and Researcher at Lund University.
After graduating with an MSc in Computer Science in 1998, he went on to complete a PhD in Computer Vision and Mathematics (1998-2003). After this, he continued as a researcher in Biomimetic Vision at the Department of Biology at Lund University, while also starting a company called Nocturnal Vision, based on his research. From 2009 until 2014 he studied Architecture at Lund School of Architecture. During this time, between 2012 and 2013, he also attended Master’s studies at CITAstudio – Centre for Information Technology and Architecture – at the Royal Academy of the Arts in Copenhagen.
In 2014, Henrik received a stipend of £7500 from SIS in order to work on his Master´s Thesis in Architecture, while living in London. The subject of the thesis was the restoration and redesign of Sainsbury’s old meat processing factory on Bankside in central London. This entailed studies on how a great building from the modernist era of the 1920s and 30s could be preserved and redesigned for a contemporary usage and how we can create new well-functioning social spaces in a dense urban area under rapid development.
Henrik has later continued to work as an Architect at Foster+Partners in London, specialising on Computational Design. His first major project at the office was to design the complete façade of the UAE Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo in Milan. He has then continued to have a central role in the design of the roofs and façades of two major airport projects, Mexico City’s new main airport and New Doha International Airport, as well as many smaller design projects.