Photo: Torben Eskerod

Exhibition period

June 8, 2020 – August 29, 2021

We pay tribute to Danish architecture and design and dive into the myths behind what has made Denmark and Copenhagen popular throughout the world: the good everyday life.

Denmark is often highlighted in an international context as an example, when it comes to creating optimal living conditions for the population; conditions that contribute to a high level of quality of life. Denmark has been voted the happiest country in the world on several occasions, and the New York Times refer to Copenhagen as one of the most recommended places to visit in 2020.

What is the Danish recipe for the desirable good life? In the exhibition Hello Denmark we celebrate everyday life and all the things that Danes often take for granted: Our well-designed surroundings, cycling life and harbor baths in the middle of the city.

The exhibition is a Gold Award winner at the MUSE Design Awards 2021

Hello Denmark unfolds our shared narrative of Denmark as a world-class design and architecture nation. A tale that testifies to a design tradition and a strong set of values ​​that permeate the entire community and shape the life we ​​live – every day – from the smallest teaspoon to the largest urban planning.

We provide a glimpse into six fundamentals of everyday Danish life and explore the ways these highly-valued ideas impact our built world. Discover Denmark’s relationship to nature; the foundation of trust in society; an insistence on hygge; the country’s unique cycling culture; the reasons why design is valued; and the Danes’ joy in being close to water.

The exhibition is located in our Golden Gallery.

Developed by

Hello Denmark is made by Danish Architecture Center and Tinker Imagineers.
The exhibition is supported by Realdania and Knud Højgaards Fond

Film and photos

The thematic films of the exhibition are produced by Besyv for Danish Architecture Center.
The film Made in Denmark is produced by Filmbureauet and Thin Green Line Productions for Danish Architecture Center.
The film Fantastiske Fingerplan is produced by Kvalifik for TV2 Lorry.
Photos by Jens M. Lindhe, Torben Eskerod and Tine Harden.