Copenhagen’s best new architecture: Nordhavn 2024-09-07



September 7, 2024


13.00 – 15.00


DKK 150.00
Adult (DAC Club)
DKK 85.00
Join Danish Architecture Center and explore Nordhavn, a local neighborhood in the northern part of the Port of Copenhagen. Here you will find sustainable and innovative solutions like beautiful transformations, harbor baths and a prizewinning rooftop playground. Join us on a tour around this newest expansion of Copenhagen.

Not many years ago, this part of the Port of Copenhagen was workers in blue overalls, dirty machinerys, and the clamor and clatter of industry. Today, we discover a harbor with recreation, housing, and cultural institutions – often beautifully designed following sustainable guidelines. The Nordhavn district has been enriched with many prizewinning buildings, transformations of industrial silos, an expanded Metro line, and well-preserved traces of the historical harbor industry. 

Our tour begins at DAC in BLOX. From here we’ll walk together to the nearest Metro station (M4) and start our walking tour from the Nordhavn Station area. Highlights of the tour include: the masterplan of Nordhavn (Cobe, 2008), Frihavns Tower (Praksis, 2017), Lüders parking garage (JAJA Architects, 2016), Nordøen (Tredje Natur, Vilhelm Lauritzen, 2024), The Silo (Cobe, 2017), BIGs HQ (BIG, 2023) and much more. 

 Practical Info 

  • Meeting point: Danish Architecture Center (at the Welcome desk), Bryghuspladsen 10, 1473 Copenhagen 
  • Tour ends: Orientkaj Metro station (M4 Line) 
  • The route is 3.5 km. 
  • If you arrive prior to the start of the tour, remember that all tour tickets include free admission to DAC on the day of the tour and 24 hours after the scanning of your tour ticket. 
  • In order to take part in this tour, you’ll need: 1) a single Metro ticket to Nordhavn Station, or 2) a day pass or your transit card (Rejsekort) or 3) your Copenhagen Card (which includes transportation). If needed, you can purchase an additional ticket at DAC’s Welcome desk to join the group with the Metro. 
  • One of DAC’s experienced guides will take you through the tour. 
  • Club members can buy tickets with a club discount, see the number of guests you are allowed on your club card. 
  • Children must also have a ticket (free for under 18s). Max. one child per adult.  
  • Keep an eye on the weather, and perhaps take an umbrella or sun hat with you on the tour. We will do the tour whatever the weather. 

Bringing a group to Copenhagen? 

  • You can also book the tour as a group. 
  • As a group, you can take the tour whenever it suits you. 
  • The tour takes two hours. 
  • The tour costs DKK 2,200 for groups of up to ten. 
  • DKK 4,400 for groups of 11-20. 
  • The prices include VAT. 
  • The group tour provides free access to Danish Architecture Centre on the day of the tour. 
  • If you have any queries about group tours, you are welcome to contact 

Photo: Thomas Kyhn