World Capital of Architecture
Copenhagen is the World Capital of Architecture from 2023 to 2025. On this page, you will find inspiration to experience the city and read more about what makes Copenhagen truly special – and the World Capital of Architecture for everyone.
Even though the city is small in an international context, Copenhagen has a significant influence with its unique architecture and a city life that highly values the quality of everyday life. Copenhagen is vibrant and easy to live in. The water is never far away, and neither is the countryside. And many places in and around the city can be reached by bike or on foot.
Denmark’s capital inspires the world around it with innovative projects that focus on people – so it’s with good reason that the world looks to Copenhagen for new ideas for the architecture of the future.
Copenhagen has been named the Architecture Capital of the World – World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects, UIA.
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.
Exhibition: So Danish!
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 just how central it is to our democratic society.
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.
Danish Buildings Thru the Eyes of Donald Duck
Donald Duck and Daisy wanted to take a look around Copenhagen, so some of the most famous buildings in the Danish capital have been “cartoonized” in honor of his visit. Join Donald and Daisy on an architectural tour of Copenhagen and other parts Denmark and learn more about what architecture is and what it does for you!
The City Map
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.
Let’s explore the Architecture City together
Danish Architecture Center is your first stop in understanding and exploring 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.
Changing Our Footprint
How do we succeed in creating a sustainable transition of architecture? In this exhibition you can explore materials and methods of the future which can help pave the way for building on the planet’s terms.
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.