World Capital of
From 2023 to spring 2026, Copenhagen has been designated the World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO. As primary partner for the World Capital of Architecture program, DAC will be the epicenter for a wide range of activities and exhibitions.
Dive into the program and find inspiration right here.
Exhibition: Copenhagen in Common
Take a closer look at some of the places in Copenhagen where communities have particularly good conditions. We ask Copenhageners, newcomers, commuters and tourists: What’s the best thing about Copenhagen? Where do you feel at home in the city? And we ask the architects behind the projects: What has succeeded? And what could have been done better?
Video: The Architect’s Guide to the City
Discover the best of Copenhagen and its surroundings as architect and director of Danish Architecture Center, Kent Martinussen, recommends 7 places you must experience in the World Capital of Architecture.
Experiences in the World Capital of Architecture
7 Unforgettable Views of the World Capital of Architecture
Copenhagen’s skyline is characterized by everything from historic spires to modern buildings – and thankfully the city offers fantastic vantage points. Here’s our list of the seven best places to view Copenhagen from above.
Experience an outdoor exhibition of four biodiverse and sustainable pavilions and a sensory garden built by the local scouts in collaboration with RoofTopTomato. Stop by Bryghuspladsen for an exhibition of four biodiverse and sustainable pavilions
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. At the same time, it gives you the feeling of being a giant, stomping around – high above the city. The perfect place to start a tour around the World Capital of Architecture.
Join the Danish Architecture Center in exploring Ørestad, a local neighborhood in Copenhagen. In Ørestad you will find some of the most talked-about and Instagrammed buildings in Scandinavia. Discover how these contemporary buildings also reflect Denmark’s cultural values.
In this exhibition, WERK has put architectural works in the hands of Knud Romer, who considers the works from a wider perspective and asks us why we don’t turn the tables and live the way we actually want to. Listen and experience urban tales in the company of author and social pundit Knud Romer.
Events throughout the year
Copenhagen will be celebrated as the World Capital of Architecture. The festival program is brimming with exhibitions, events, debates and tours spotlighting architecture and all the things we have in common. You can delve into Copenhagen’s architectural heritage or debate the city’s future urban development. The program features a long list of stakeholders and partners, including the Museum of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Architecture Festival. Bryghuspladsen square, outside DAC, will also play host to a range of activities in celebration of Copenhagen.
UNESCO, the United Nations’ organization for education, culture, communication, and science, and the International Union of Architects (UIA), have designated Copenhagen as the World Capital of Architecture 2023. The purpose is to highlight how architecture can contribute to solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time.