Architecture in Copenhagen
Under the title “The new, the old and the forgotten”, the Danish Architecture Centre invites many different architecture experiences for you, your family and your friends during the course of the winter festival WinterCool. All February there will be guided tours through the parts of town that are unknown even to Copenhageners, in addition to many exhibitions, movie nights and other thematically related events.
The walking tours “Sunday Morning Walks” are filled with architecture and history. One of those tours will take you to the classic part of town called Frederiksstad, where royal palaces and other great buildings form the 18th century are part in shaping an almost Parisian atmosphere. A bit less royal is the North West –part of Copenhagen, where there also will be tours in February. But here, in Copenhagen most multicultural part of town, there will be hidden backyards, creative studios in run-down industry buildings and many other things that will inspire many.
Ørestad, the newest part of town can be seen as lab for new city development and shaping of residential, industry and business buildings. During the course of another Sunday walk, you will be able to see yourself, why Danish architecture is as well-known as it is. Are you more interested in older industrial architecture, you can participate in a tour through the buildings of the Carlsberg factory.
Even for those not fancying to take the chance of walking in Copenhagen in the rainy spring weather, there are plenty of things to explore. Under the heading “Behind the scenes”, the two most influential architect companies Cobe and JDC & KLAR invite you to have a look at an architect’s everyday life, their ongoing projects and much more.
Finally, the Danish Architecture Center on Strandgade also has a number of events and special exhibitions, such as “a dialogue with the world”. Here, they present what is of importance for them
when they shape and develop their architechture. For example, how Henning Larsen Architects get acquainted to the culture they are building in, or how a school designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has had influence on a large number of young people in England.