Danish Architecture Center


Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design

October 12, 2018 – February 17, 2019

Ove Arup ranks among the elite in the art of engineering. By staging prototypes, audio installations, models, video and interactive installations, we offer you a behind-the-scenes view on iconic buildings such as the Sydney Opera House and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Jørn Utzon – Horisont

November 7 – March 3 2019

In 2018 Jørn Utzon would have celebrated his 100th birthday. We honor the Danish starchitect with the solo exhibition “Horisont” presenting Utzon’s many travels and his curiosity for foreign cultures which influenced his wonderful iconic architecture.

Dreyers Architecture Gallery

September 14 – November 29, 2018

Dreyer’s Architecture Gallery curates the next wave of Danish architecture.

Pop-up exhibitions

Pop-up exhibitions

Free admission

The exhibitions point out current challenges, innovations and new perspectives on a society in constant change.

Upcoming exhibitions

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

June 12 – October 20 2019

Denmark’s very own starchitect Bjarke Ingels and his company BIG are world famous for their playful, experimental and innovative architecture. Next summer we’ll fill up the entire DAC with the biggest BIG exhibition ever – installations, models, films, prototypes and everything that inspires BIG to constantly break the barriers of what architecture can be.

Dorte Mandrup

March 1 – May 26 2019

In Spring 2019, we open the doors to one of the greatest Danish architects of our time: Dorte Mandrup. In a tactile and seductive universe, you’ll be introduced to Dorte Mandrup’s amazing architecture by the Wadden Sea in Denmark and the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland – both featured on the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Experience how architecture is shaped by unique natural landscapes.

Permanent exhibitions

Made in Denmark

Permanent exhibition

Explore Danish architecture and design history

Exhibitions around the world

Possible Spaces

May 25 – November 26, 2018
Location: Venice

The Danish submission to the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia presents a Danish approach to innovation through four projects selected by curator Natalie Mossin.

Our Urban Living Room

23rd of August 2018 – 30th of November 2018
Location: Helsinki

The exhibition Our Urban Living Room invites visitors to experience the architecture of the influential Copenhagen-based architecture studio COBE. COBE is behind projects such as Nørreport Station, The Silo and Copenhagen’s Northern Harbor. In 2016, the exhibition was on display at DAC and received great reviews. You can now experience it at Laituri in Helsinki.

Previous exhibitions