Capital of Cool: Copenhagen’s Best New Architecture
Tour and Exhibition
Explore some of Copenhagen’s most innovative contemporary buildings by the rock stars of Danish architecture.
Join the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) in exploring Ørestad, a local neighborhood with some of the most talked-about and Instagrammed buildings in Scandinavia. Discover how these contemporary buildings reflect Denmark’s cultural values to design with nature and share common spaces. Our DAC Guides share the design stories behind this remarkable collection of new apartments, daycare centers, schools, and an arena – with more under construction. Here you’ll learn about the future of sustainable buildings that creatively recycle and upcycle materials. We’ll also see BIG’s innovative 8 House – surprisingly built within sight of beautiful fields of grazing cows – which was named Housing Building of the Year by the World Architecture Festival.
Our tour begins at BLOX (OMA, 2018). From there we’ll hop on the Metro together and see highlights of Ørestad including the Royal Arena (3XN, 2016); Kalvebod Fælled School (Lundgaard & Trandberg, 2018); Resource Rows (Lendager Group, NREP, 2019); Upcycle Studios (NREP, Arkitektgruppen, 2018). The tour ends at 8 House (BIG, 2010) one of the most famous projects from Bjarke Ingels Group.
This tour travels by Metro from the city center to Ørestad. The Ministry of Health guidelines require masks for all passengers while in transit. Guests are encouraged to bring their own masks or can purchase one at the DAC Shop for 5 DKK prior to the start of the tour.
Meet: Danish Architecture Center Welcome desk, Bryghuspladsen 10
Tour ends: Vestamager Metro Station (end of the M1 line)
In order to take part in this tour, you’ll need either: 1) a single Metro ticket to the Vestamager station, 2) a day pass or your transit card (Rejsekort) or 3) your Copenhagen Card (which includes transportation). If needed, you can purchase a one-way Metro ticket at DAC’s Welcome desk for an additional fee of 24 kr. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the tour start time to purchase.
Children under 18 are free, but please book a ticket. Max. 2 children per adult.
Bringing a group to Copenhagen?
This tour is also available on the day/time of your choice for private groups. Get started by requesting a reservation
1.620 DKK (includes VAT) for 1 – 9 people in a group.
3.600 DKK (includes VAT)for up to 20 people.
Group rate includes entrance to DAC’s current exhibitions on the day of the tour. Special discounts for tour operators and universities.