World Capital of
Capital of Archtuecture
Opening hours during
July 2-3: 10-22
July 4: 10-18
July 5-9: 10-22
This year Copenhagen has been designated the World Capital of Architecture. Danish Architecture Center is the primary partner for the World Capital of Architecture program and throughout the year DAC will be the epicenter for a wide range of activities and exhibitions that you won’t want to miss.
Exhibition: So Danish!
Danish Architecture Center’s first permanent exhibition on Danish architecture. The exhibition unfolds the history of Danish architecture from the Viking Age to present day and gives you the opportunity to travel into the architecture and understand how absolutely vital it is to our democratic society.
Experiences in the World Capital of Architecture
The 2023 Architecture Run in Copenhagen will take place in July to coincide with the capital’s hosting of the UIA World Congress of Architects . Not only can you run through the city’s architecture, you can do it side-by-side with architects from around the world! So make sure to be in Copenhagen next summer.
Exhibition: Copenhagen in Common
DAC’s big summer exhibition is about what we have in common – namely architecture.In the exhibition Copenhagen in Common, we present a wide range of Danish architects who are designing Denmark now and in the future.
Bringing the Global Goals to Schools
We don’t want schoolchildren to miss out on Copenhagen as the World Capital of Architecture! In 2023, DAC will therefore be offering new outreach programs that tap into the city’s World Capital of Architecture themes and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which will also be in focus at the UIA World Congress of Architects.
UIA2023 World Congress
On July 2–6, architects from around the world will be visiting Copenhagen to attend the UIA World Congress of Architects. At the same time, DAC will be hosting a wide range of events focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the theme of the congress, “Leave No One Behind”.
Danish Architecture Center is the first stop in exploring and understanding Denmark’s capital – a city unlike any other. Let our competent guides introduce you to Copenhagen’s architectural stories. Visit hidden modern gems, new Danish icons, vibrant neighborhoods, and historic landmarks.
In November 2023 the exhibition, Aware, opens in collaboration with 3XN /GXN. Experience architecture in a 1:1 spatial installation that explores and challenges what architecture does.
Events throughout the year
Copenhagen will be celebrated as the World Capital of Architecture throughout 2023. 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.