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A week filled with inspiring events and ground-breaking debates during the world’s largest conference on sustainable architecture



Presseansvarlig Johanne Troelsgaard Toft
+45 6142 1927

Danish Architecture Centre will go all-in during the UIA World Congress of Architects – the world’s most important summit on sustainable architecture and construction. DAC will be open until 10pm from July 2 to July 9 2023. Everyone is invited to take part in the exciting events, lively debates and entertaining family activities that will make the building buzz with energy. Or you can just sip cold cocktails while hanging out on the rooftop terrace.

Construction accounts for up to 40% of all CO2 emissions, and overall, cities are responsible for 75% of global emissions. During the first week of July, the world’s leading architects, NGOs and decision makers will be flocking to Copenhagen to explore how architecture can be part of the solution to that problem. Drastic change is needed if we’re going to create sustainable cities for all. The theme of the 2023 UIA World Congress of Architects is “Leave no one behind”.

Experience an architectural celebration filled with inspiration, knowledge and passion when Danish Architecture Center becomes the epicenter of events for anyone interested. Meet architects, citizens and anyone interested in architecture from near and far, and explore and discuss sustainable architecture and construction.

CEO and architect Kent Martinussen: “DAC’s vision is to engage and challenge. This week is our platform to create dialogue and find innovative solutions. We invite everyone to participate in the debates, view our exhibitions and become part of a movement that will lead us to a more sustainable future.”

Debates and unique experiences

The program already kicks off this Sunday with the annual DAC Architecture Run Copenhagen, where runners either run or walk along with architects from all over the world through exciting locations in the city.

Visit DAC’s summer exhibition Copenhagen in Common to meet some of the exhibited architects and listen to them discuss their projects. You can also listen to notable architects Jan Gehl, Anna Heringer and Kerstin Thompson share their personal experiences and sources of inspiration as architects at the event Architects, not Architecture.

Listen to Bjarke Ingels and Marion Waller, director of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, discuss whether urban design concepts are suffocating urban life at a special edition of MorgenDAC. At the BLOX Tour de Chambre, you can explore the spectacular BLOX building; a provocation on the waterfront designed by esteemed architecture studio OMA and home to Copenhagen’s thriving design, architecture and urban planning community.

Throughout the week, DAC will be inviting children to submit their ideas for the city of the future as part of the workshop Play LEGO® Architect. It’s a great opportunity for children of all ages to explore and play with architecture.

Enjoy evocative jazz music, delicious food and good company on DAC’s spectacular rooftop terraces with views of Copenhagen harbor and the medieval part of the city.


A limited number of spots have been reserved for press at the different events. If you want to cover an event, you will need to register your attendance with Senior Press Officer Johanne Troelsgaard Toft at jott@dac.dk or tel. +45 61 42 19 27.

There will be a special press event held in English at BLOX, primarily for international press, on July 4 from 3pm to 5pm. Attend the exclusive, guided press tour of BLOX, and discover why Copenhagen was appointed the UNESCO UIA World Capital of Architecture 2023. See how creative Danish solutions within art, design, architecture and urban development are driving the transition towards a circular future.


If you are interested in interviewing Kent Martinussen, CEO of Danish Architecture Centre, contact Senior Press Officer Johanne Troelsgaard Toft at jott@dac.dk or tel. +45 61 42 19 27.