Kolja Nielsen

Founding partner and CEO at the Danish architectural office CEBRA. Chairman of the board at The Danish Association of Architectural Firms, Member of the Danish Art Society, Architect MAA and Architect RIBA

CEBRA is a Danish architectural office founded in 2001 by the architects Mikkel Frost, Carsten Primdahl and Kolja Nielsen. Based in Aarhus in Denmark and in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, CEBRA employs a multidisciplinary international staff of 50, who all share a strong passion for architecture.

At CEBRA they want to change the way to think, design and build architecture. They are always pushing for more. Pushing with a CEBRA attitude that combines an artistic approach to architecture with an understanding of its cultural context. Most CEBRA projects are within the fields of education, culture and housing –  thought, designed, and built in line with their mantra – Architecture with attitude.

CEBRA has gained recognition through award winning projects in Scandinavia such as The Iceberg and The Experimentarium and has a growing international portfolio, counting projects in Europe, the Middle East and Russia. 

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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

About Us

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects have partnered to present the 2017 Festival of Architecture May 24-27, 2017 in Ottawa.

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For general information, please contact us at:

  • festival@raic.org 
  • 1-844-856-RAIC ext 200
  • 613-241-3600
  • 330-55 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M3