Born in Malmö Sweden and with degree from Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, Simon has a profound understanding of Scandinavian democratic design principles that prioritize people’s needs.
Having worked in China since 2009, Simon has had the opportunity to tackle complex design challenges by always incorporating principles of openness and a connection to nature into his work. His approach involves a constant dialogue between the function, life, and surroundings of a building, resulting in projects that are deeply rooted in the community.
Simon has contributed to some of the most significant projects of the Shanghai Studio, spanning various typologies, scales, and sectors. His design approach, which emphasizes simplicity and clarity, is unified across these projects and is characterized by bold forms and composition, with a keen eye for hidden beauty. Simon’s architecture is both serious and playful, effortless and humane, and embodies a modern sensibility committed to beauty.