World Capital
of Architecture
2023

Photo: Hanne Fuglbjerg

City of Copenhagen’s Municipal Architect

City of Copenhagen’s Municipal Architect Camilla Van Deurs wants to unwrap the architecture in new ways 2023.

In 2023, Copenhagen has been designated the World Capital of Architecture, and at Danish Architecture Center, we are already counting the days. As the primary partner for the World Capital of Architecture program, DAC will be the epicenter for a wide range of activities and exhibitions that you won’t want to miss.

What is the World Capital of Architecture?

Copenhagen has been designated the World Capital of Architecture in 2023. But what is it, and what does it mean for Copenhagen?

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Copenhagen in common
UIA

Explore the events and activities

Get an Inside Look at the City’s Closed-off Buildings

In March 2023, we’re giving Copenhageners a wonderful gift, for free, as we unlock buildings in the city typically closed to the public. It all happens when DAC brings the international concept, Open House, to Copenhagen.

Run through the Architecture with the Architects

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 (read more at the bottom of this page). 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.

Visit the World City of Architecture Exhibition

Throughout the summer, we also invite you to explore the large-scale exhibition created in celebration of Copenhagen as the World City of Architecture and inspired by the title of the City’s festival, “Copenhagen in Common – all the things we have in common”.

As part of the exhibition, we invite you to AfterDAC events, where we will be exploring the themes of the exhibition from the perspectives of art, literature and music.

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.

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An international event

Architects from Around the World to Visit Copenhagen

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”. Most notably, MorgenDAC will feature speakers and themes from the congress.

A Festival Program Spanning the Entire 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.

Check out he full festival program on this page: https://copenhagenincommon.kk.dk/

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Explore the city

How well do you know Copenhagen? The hidden gems and the quirky details? With our free app you can explore the city on your own.

Explore the city

How well do you know Copenhagen? The hidden gems and the quirky details? With our free app you can explore the city on your own.