Henry Glogau

Henry holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and Extreme Environments from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. He strives to improve the living conditions of marginalized communities, combining a humanistic approach to design, which includes attention to the social and environmental aspects of design, with interest in technology. Currently, Henry works for 3XN.

The jury says
Henry’s design skills represent social innovation at its best, providing us with hope for the future. His thesis project, Solar Desalination Skylight, is part of his efforts to create better living conditions for poor communities in Chile, disconnected from primary resources like formal water, light, and energy systems. With special attention to design’s social and environmental aspects, he solves highly complex problems in an impressively low-tech way that reflects simplicity, practicality, and beauty.