Architecture in Copenhagen

The capital of Denmark has produced famous architects such as Arne Jacobsen, Jorn Utzon and Henning Larsen. Recently architects such as BIG, MVRDV, Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners and Daniel Libeskind have designed buildings in the city.
 
Recent years have seen a boom in modern architecture in Copenhagen both for Danish architecture and for works by international architects and have won many RIBA European Awards.
 
It takes less than 20 minutes by metro from the airport to the city centre, which is very walkable although there is also a large variety of public transport available.
 

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Copenhagen Architecture Tours

We are able to provide guided, architecture tours tailored to suit each group. The Danish capital is very walkable and even has the longest pedestrian street in Europe – the Strøget. Your guide will themselves be an architect with detailed knowledge of all the popular buildings in the area.  They will provide a either a pre-set popular tour or can create a tour specific to the geographical areas and building types you are read more ...

Danish Architecture Centre

The Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) is the main exhibition space in Denmark for architecture where you can experience a broad range of exhibitions.The exhibitions change every two-three months and typically have either an overarching theme or a special focus on a Danish or international architect.   The exhibitions generally explore what architecture means to us in our everyday lives or in society as a whole. They seek to communi read more ...

DAC Self- led Podwalks to Download

If you want to explore the city on you own, you can find podwalks on DACs website that will take you on a walking tour whilst telling you about the architecture you pass by. You’ll hear from architects, residents, mayors and cultural figures that guide you around the capital's new architecture and urban development. http://www.dac.dk/en/dac-life/podwalks/podwalks/  

The Design Museum

Since 1926, Designmuseum has been housed in one of Copenhagen’s finest rococo buildings, the former King Frederik’s Hospital. This museum for Danish and international design houses the exhibitions, collections, library and its archives are a central resource centre for the study of design and its history in Denmark. As well as the museum itself, the gardens, can be enjoyed by everyone during opening hours. Tours in English can read more ...

Finn Juhl's House

Experience the true spirit of Finn Juhl (1912-1989) in his private home in Charlottenlund, North of Copenhagen. His house is a textbook example of his project as an architect and as a furniture designer. Finn Juhl was one of the leading figures in the creation of Danish Design, architecture and design. Finn Juhl furniture experienced a boom renaissance as Denmark celebrated what would have been the creator’s 100th birthday in 2012. & read more ...

Ordrupgaard Museum

With an extension to the building made by architect Zaha Hadid in 2005 and also Finn Juhl’s house in 2008, the museum has gained a strong architectural profile. It houses French Impressionist art and Danish art with an exquisite collection of paintings by artists such as Monet and Gauguin. The museum has changing exhibitions and is easily combined with the Finn Juhl's House museum.  

The Maritime Museum of Denmark

Danish architects BIG created this wonderful underground building which is well worth a visit but for the brilliant architecture and the excellent museum experience. The museum's collections on display are  includedramatic staging with major film projections and soundscapes. Shaped like an enormous ship and built under the ground around an old dry dock, it is located in front of Kronborg Castle

Buildings and Designs we Recommend you Take Time to See

If you are unable to take one of our guided architecture tours then here are our 10 top picks showcasing Copenhagen’s fascinating architectural highlights.  They are really worth taking time to see.   National Aquarium Denmark: The Blue Planet is Northern Europe's largest aquarium. It has water on all side and is intended to give the visitors a feeling of being under water. The new building has five "arms& read more ...

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