Welcome to Danish Architecture Center (DAC), the meeting place for architecture, design and urban culture in Denmark. We are located at the heart of BLOX, a complex designed as a mini-city with all the urban functions; Culture and business, residential gardens, café and restaurant, shop, playground and fitness center. And much more.
Adults: 110 DKK
Students: 85 DKK
Children under 18: Free
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Vester Voldgade 131, 1552 København, Danmark
We live at BLOX
Danish Architecture Center
1473 København K
BLOX is Denmark’s world of architecture, design and new ideas. The building is designed by the world-famous Dutch firm OMA under the leadership of Partner/Director Ellen van Loon.
BLOX is more than a building. It is a pulsating city in itself – and a new destination on Copenhagen’s harbor front located in between Langebro bridge and the Black Diamond building that houses the Royal Library. Here offices, exhibitions and apartments live side by side with shopping, fitness and restaurants. At the same time, a large passage connects the harbor with the medieval city and creates life around Bryghus Square. In this way, BLOX is part of turning Copenhagen’s former industrial harbor into a vibrant cultural harbor. With its location in Copenhagen’s beautiful Cultural District, the building is also only a short walk from many of Denmark’s other great cultural experiences.
At DAC in BLOX, we do our best to ensure good accessibility for all our guests. If you have any problems getting around the building, you can call us anytime at +45 3257 1930, and we’ll find a solution.
Access to and inside the building
From Bryghuspladsen there are stairs and an elevator down to the main entrance at the DAC Passage. You will enter into the building’s welcome area via a revolving door. At the cloakroom in the far left-hand corner, you can access every DAC level, by elevator or via the Main Stairs.
Access to DAC Café
You get access to DAC Café with a ticket or DAC Årskort
Access to DAC Design Shop
You are always welcome to visit DAC Design Shop without a ticket during our opening hours.
You will find lockable wardrobes in DAC Welcome where you can also buy your tickets. We ask you not to bring large backpacks and suitcases into the exhibition. Also note that the wardrobes unfortunately cannot handle these big pieces of luggage.
Food and drinks
You are not allowed to bring your own food and drinks into DAC in BLOX – but you are always welcome to buy food and drinks in DAC Café. See the kitchen’s opening hours here
BLOX is a non-smoking building, and so are most of the outer areas. You can find a designated smoking area towards Frederiksholms Kanal next to BLOX EATS.
You are not allowed to bring pets into the building. Guide dogs are permitted.
Buying your tickets
You can buy entry tickets here on our website and physically in DAC Welcome. Be aware that we stop selling tickets in DAC Welcome 30 minutes before closing-time.
In DAC Welcome, DAC Café and DAC Design Shop, we accept standard credit cards and Danish cash.
You are welcome to take photos of the exhibition and around the building. We please ask you to be considerate and not take photos of DAC employees without their permission.
- People with difficulty walking should access the building from Bryghuspladsen.
- Guiding lines in the surrounding area will guide you to BLOX.
- Elevators ensure level access to and inside the building.
- The speed of the revolving door can be slowed as needed by pressing a visible button.
- There are accessible restrooms in DAC Design Shop on Level -2, Educatorium on Level 1, The Hall on Level 2 and DAC Café on Level 3.
- Family-friendly café with changing tables in the restrooms.
It’s easy to get to DAC on foot from anywhere in Copenhagen. For instance, we are just 5 minutes from Copenhagen City Hall Square and 15-20 minutes from both Copenhagen Central Station and the Metro.
By city bus or sightseeing bus
Take bus lines 1A, 2A or 9A to Stormgade or line 66 to the Royal Danish Library. By sightseeing bus, get off at the Royal Danish Library.
By harbor bus or harbor tour boat
With the harbor bus or harbor tour boat, get off at the Royal Danish Library.
If you’re coming by car, you can park in BLOX’s fully automatic paid parking garage with 350 parking spaces. The entrance is on Vester Voldgade.
If you’re coming by bike, you are welcome to use BLOX’s underground bicycle parking on Bryghuspladsen. You can access the bicycle parking from Bryghuspladsen via both an elevator and stairs.
From the airport
The trip from Copenhagen Airport takes about 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes with public transportation.