Summer
at DAC

Opening hours

Mon-Sun: 10–18
Thursdays: 10–21

Are you visiting Copenhagen this summer? Come and learn about architecture and design. We offer lots of fun for the entire family.

Danish Architecture Center invites you to join us for exciting architectural experiences. Feel how architecture can influence our senses in the exhibition, Aware. And if you’re bringing kids along, come visit our summer workshop Mirror Magic, where you can challenge your senses, make beautiful kaleidoscopes and other fun activities with mirrors.

Family workshop

Mirror Magic

Every weekend and from July 6. – 21.

Stop by our summer workshop for some mirror fun and see the world change through beautiful patterns and mosaics as we explore the spatiality of architecture and turn things upside down. Join the family workshop in the Educatorium where DAC’s hosts help you get started with fun and creative activities that link to our exhibition Aware – architecture and senses, where you notice your own sensations and see yourself in new ways.

Exhibitions

Aware – architecture and senses

March 22​ – September 15, 2024

Come and experience our sensory exhibition, Aware. Feel how architecture has the power to generate excitement, evoke awe, offer sanctuary, and prompt reflection. This exhibition invites you to explore how we shape and perceive the spaces and aesthetics of architecture.

Read more about Aware

Mennesker foran BLOX

True Nature

May 24 – November 17, 2024

Fire dam. Depot landscape. Flood barriers. Visual artist and architect Christina Capetillo is fascinated by the man-made landscape that characterizes our contemporary world. Experience her pragmatic yet poetic black and white landscape photographs in the exhibition ‘True Nature’.

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Mennesker foran BLOX

Capture Your City – New Beauty

June 6 – October 1, 2024

Capture Your City is a photo competition and exhibition where participants interpret the city with their camera, just as it looks right now. This year, we invite everyone to capture a new and more sustainable beauty.

Read more about Capture Your City

Et teenageværelse med leopardplettet sengetøj

Teenage Dreams

June 12, 2024 – January 5, 2025

The exhibition Teenage Dreams offers a glimpse into the future of teenage bedrooms. Designing for teenagers means designing for a generation whose values will shape our future. Experience three installations by talented young Danish designers. These installations offer insights into how contemporary challenges impact and alter teenagers’ needs and desires for their personal spaces.

Read more about Teenage Dreams

Permanent installations

DAC Slide

Permanent art installation

Challenge your senses on a unique 40-meter, 4-story spiral slide.

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The City Map

Aerial photo of Copenhagen

Start your exploration of Copenhagen’s architecture on the floor just beneath BLOX. Here, you can walk around on a gigantic aerial photo of the city and get a complete overview.

Read more about The City Map

We Dare You

Permanent VR installation

Do you dare to take the plunge? We challenge you to an out-of-building experience in virtual reality.

Read more about We Dare You

Explore the City

Public tours every Sunday at 2 pm

Embark on one of DACs guided city tours. For example, explore the tour Copenhagen: World Capital of Architecture and get insight into why this honor has been bestowed upon Copenhagen.

Read more about DACs Guided Tours

DAC app: Copenhagen Architecture Guide

You can also explore the spring city on your own. Get inspired by our app and discover the transformed Åben Bryggeri, where you can enjoy a beer in the sun, the compact IKEA Copenhagen with its visit-friendly green roof, and the luxurious Audo House, from where you can take a stroll in the rapidly growing Nordhavn.

Download our app Copenhagen Architecture Guide

DIY for kids

Be creative with architecture at home

On this page you can find guides to some of our many drawing- and construction activities. Find the recipe for seed bombs that can bomb the city green, color Copenhagen or design your own dream room. It’s just a matter of getting started!

See all our DIY guides for kids

Design Shop and Café

Tre fastelavnsboller med hvid skum

DAC Café

Celebrate the Danish summer weather with a delicious cake in our café. Here, you can also enjoy a cup of coffee or a cocktail on one of our rooftop terraces with a spectacular view of Copenhagen’s harbor.

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DAC Design Shop

Feel the summer vibes at DAC Design Shop. Here, you’ll find everything from colorful costumes, LEGO® and drawing supplies to ceramics, posters, and jewelry in contemporary Danish design. We also have a wealth of exciting books on design and architecture. And if the sun is shining, you can enjoy an ice cream outside in the summer weather.

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