Music venue VEGA. Photo: Betina Garcia/Ritzau Scanpix

Our Architecture

Exhibition

November 17, 2022 –
April 9, 2023

Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects has been creating architecture that functions well for people and diverse life situations for the past 100 years. Experience how architecture is an integral part of your life and makes a difference.

Have you ever thought about how, as soon as your feet hit the wooden floor in Copenhagen Airport after a long journey, you feel at home again? Or thought about how the carefully considered design of VEGA positively influences your concert experience? Or how nature has a positive effect on you when you’re sick, and that sensory learning environments help you remember better because you remember with your whole body?

Architecture is crucial to whether the world opens up for you or shuts you down. Join Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects on a journey through our life and our architecture, where function, art and design are center stage.  For 100 years, this quiet giant of Danish architecture has shaped our lives in Denmark and made our everyday life easier, more beautiful and more magical, the vision being that good architecture must be applied art for everyone – never a privilege for the few.

Step behind the scenes of some of Denmark’s most iconic buildings, such as VEGA, Copenhagen Airport and DR Byen, as well as brand new projects like North Zealand Hospital, Nordø and LIFE. Explore the large interactive installations and discover how it feels when architects design with people in mind. Here, new technology explains the logic behind the architecture, and the dynamic installation lets you experience riveting concerts and how nature heals. As a visitor to the exhibition, you will observe architecture with all of your senses and understand its impacts.

Radiohuset

Built in 1938, Radiohuset marked the culmination of softened Nordic functionalism, representing a distinctive transition from functionalism to modernism. Today, Radiohuset is seen as a pioneering work and one of the architectural masterpieces of the 20th century.

Niels Bohr Building

Facades in pyramid-shaped glass, two buildings and a connecting bridge span the busy Jagtvej thoroughfare. The new home of the Faculties of Science and Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen is designed to reflect the research that will be conducted inside.

Krøyers Plads

With a unique location in the heart of the Port of Copenhagen, the award-winning neighborhood at Krøyers Plads is an empathetic interpretation of the historic warehouses and a respectful addition to the charming Christianshavn.

Curated by

This exhibition is curated in collaboration by Danish Architecture Center and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects.