Music venue VEGA. Photo: Betina Garcia/Ritzau Scanpix

Our Architecture

Exhibition

November 18, 2022 –
April 9, 2023

For 100 years, welfare architecture has been a key focus in Denmark. The evidence is in our schools, hospitals, airports and other important buildings in our everyday lives – buildings where people, life situations, function and design form a perfect synthesis with the vision of creating architecture for everyone. The Danish architectural firm, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, has been involved from the very beginning, creating people-centric architecture for 100 years.

Have you ever thought about how you immediately feel like you’re home again as soon as your feet touch the wooden floor in Copenhagen Airport after a long trip? Or about the positive effect the carefully designed interior of VEGA has on your concert experience? How nature does you good when you’re sick, or how sensory-oriented learning environments help you learn better because they encourage you to remember with your whole body?

Architecture is the gateway that either opens the world up to you or closes in around you. Join Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter on a journey through our lives and our architecture, with a sharp focus on function, art and design. Over 100 years, a quiet struggle within Danish architecture has shaped the framework for life in Denmark and made our everyday lives easier, more beautiful and more magical based on the vision that good architecture should be for everyone – not just for a privileged few.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of Denmark’s most iconic buildings, from Copenhagen Airport, DR Byen and VEGA’s concert halls to brand new projects like Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland (New Northern Zealand Hospital), Nordø and LIFE. Explore the large interactive installations and get a sense of how it feels when an architect designs with people in mind. See how technology reveals the logics behind the architecture, while stimulating installations let you experience captivating concerts and the healing powers of nature. We invite you to feel architecture with all your senses and gain a better understanding of its tools.

Reviews

★★★★ Berlingske

Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

VEGA

The dark wooden panels, mahogany flooring, ornamental friezes, and beautifully designed original details, like banisters and lamps, makes the building an architectural gem of classic Scandinavian style. For seven decades, VEGA has been a thriving venue, bringing together politicians, Copenhageners, musicians, music fans and party lovers.

Copenhagen Airport

Bright interiors and premium materials exude quality and a welcoming atmosphere. Architectural ingenuity and masterly design schemes make Copenhagen Airport one of the world’s best airports.

Radiohuset

With Radiohuset from 1938, the softened Nordic functionalism culminated, which represented a special transition between actual functionalism and modernism. Today, Radiohuset is perceived as a pioneering work and as one of the architectural masterpieces of the 20th century.

Tip of Nordø

Like an uncut diamond, the Tip of Nordø (Spidsen af Nordø in Danish) towers at the entrance to Copenhagen Harbor. Situated on the edge of the Århusgade neighborhood, Tip of Nordø stands as a modern lighthouse and the workplace of the future.

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