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.

Climate Cities

December 5 2018 – February 15 2019
Free admission

Climate Cities focuses on sustainable initiatives within urban development and architecture – in Denmark and globally. Step into a temporary urban garden created by the landscape architects from Out of Office, learn about new materials and discover global initiatives.


November 2 – December 20 2018
Free admission

With this exhibition, DAC and Aarhus School of Architecture tune in on the latest trends in architectural research. How do digital technologies influence architecture, how do we adapt our cities to climate change and what is our common history of the built environment? Come and see why architects do research – and what they do research on.

Fashion meets art

November 1 – December 31 2018
Free admission

This fall DAC Design Shop is hosting the ARTiiG exhibition “Art and fashion as a public statement”. The mission of ARTiiG is to bring art out in the public space with people.

Made in Denmark

Permanent exhibition

Explore Danish architecture and design history

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 13 – 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.

Sustainable cities

March – May 2019

In a time where the world’s cities are growing rapidly, we focus our attention on the development of sustainable cities and UN’s 2030 goal # 11. We present an exhibition and an event program which give the young generation a voice in the vision for a sustainable urban development. Come along when young talents build cities live and call for dialogue about community, engagements, accessibility, equality, environment and climate.

Previous exhibitions