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post updated 7 April 2023

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Copenhagen Architecture News arranged chronologically:

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1 Sep 2021
Isfuglen Winter Bathing House, Brøndby Marine Harbor
Design: Matters architects
Isfuglen Winter Bathing House Copenhagen
photos : Helene Høyer, Brian Berg
Isfuglen Winter Bathing House

Nov 2015
Building Photos in the Danish Capital City
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Photos of the Nordhavn Silo under construction – 6 Oct 2013
Nordhavn Silo Copenhagen Nordhavn Silo Copenhagen Nordhavn Silo Copenhagen
photos : Niels Lomholt

3 Oct 2013
Blaa Planet, Kastrup, Copenhagen, Denmark – World Architecture Festival Award news
Architect: 3XN
Blaa Planet Building
photo from architects
Denmark’s new National Aquarium has won the Display Award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival. Inspired by the shape of water in endless motion, The Blue Planet building is shaped as a great whirlpool.

3 Jul 2013
UN City
Design: 3XN
United Nations Head Office Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk
The new regional head office of the United Nations is designed with clear references to the UN’s identity and values: It is a building that physically reaches out to all parts the world, while the sculptural staircase in its core reflects the UN’s work to create global dialogue.

8 Mar 2013
Centre for Cancer and Health
Design: NORD Architects
Copenhagen Health Building
photo : Adam Mørk
Centre for Cancer and Health Copenhagen
Research shows that architecture can have a positive effect on people’s recovery from sickness. A human scale and a welcoming atmosphere can help people to get better. Despite of this, most hospitals are hardly comfy. Just finding the way from the reception to the canteen can be difficult. If we want people to get better at our hospitals, we need to deinstitutionalize and create a welcoming healthcare.

27 Nov 2012
Blue Planet, Amager, southern Copenhagen
Design: 3XN Architects
Blue Planet Copenhagen Building
photo from 3XN
Blue Planet Copenhagen
The Blue Planet will be Northern Europe’s largest aquarium. Architecturally, the aquarium is shaped like a whirlpool, giving associations to eddies of fish, birds and sea currents. The building is in Copenhagen, at the island of Amager, close to the Copenhagen Airport, and viewed from a plane the whirlpool shape will be shown in full.

15 Oct 2012
Carlsberg Plot 8
Design: NORD
Northwest Park
image from architect
Carlsberg Plot 8
The setting is the former industrial compound of Danish brewery giant Carlsberg in central Copenhagen. This historic context frames one of the most important urban developments in creating the future Copenhagen. The new city is to be developed over the next 25 years and will host a programme of education, housing, culture business and recreational areas.

23 Jul 2012
N. Zahles Upper Secondary School
Architect: Rørbæk og Møller Arkitekter ApS
N. Zahles Gymnasieskole Copenhagen
photo © Adam Mørk
N. Zahles Upper Secondary School
Rørbæk & Møller Architects have designed and project managed the extension of the N. Zahles Upper Secondary School. Over a period of more than 150 years, the N. Zahles Upper Secondary School has held a prominent position within the education of children and young adults.

18 Jun 2012
Experimentarium i Hellerup
Design: CEBRA Architects
Experimentarium Science Center
image from architects
Experimentarium Science Center
The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation has donated DKK 200 mio. to the modernization and extension of the science center and museum Experimentarium in Hellerup, Copenhagen. In 2011, CEBRA won the architecture competition for the new Experimentarium and the approximately 320,000 sqft project is is brought one substantial step closer to realization.

7 Jun 2012
Copenhagen Arena
Architects: 3XN
Copenhagen Arena
image © 3XN
Copenhagen Arena
A team of 3XN, HKS Architects, Arup, ME Engineers and Planit has won the design competition for the new Copenhagen Arena, which will be situated in the Ørestad-area a short metro ride from the city center of Denmark’s capital. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

27 Apr 2012
Nordea Bank Office Building
Henning Larsen Architects + Signal Architects + SLA Landscape Architects
Nordea Bank Building
image © Henning Larsen Architects
Nordea Bank Building
Henning Larsen Architects and a team consisting of Signal Architects and SLA Landscape Architects have won the competition for Nordea Bank’s new office building of 40,000 m2 in Ørestad North, Copenhagen, next to the premises of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and the Concert Hall – Koncerthuset. The building will comprise Scandinavia’s largest trading floor of 5,500 m2.

28 Mar 2012
Woven Bridge, Copenhagen Central Park
MLRP Architects
Woven Bridge Copenhagen
photograph : Jens Lindhe
Danish-American Architects MLRP, based in Copenhagen, has completed a new foot bridge in Copenhagen Central Park. The Woven Bridge is a modern interpretation of a classical steel park bridge. With the new Woven Bridge, crossing the lake in Copenhagen Central Park and getting close to the water finally becomes possible. It allows for viewing the park and lake from new perspectives.

29 Feb 2012
NOMA Restaurant
NOMA Lab building
picture : Adam Mørk
Interior by 3XN for NOMA Restaurant’s food lab unites the creative worlds of gastronomy and architecture in a modern expression of the Nordic aesthetic.

2 Feb 2012
KPMG Headquarters Copenhagen
KPMG Copenhagen Building
picture © Adam Mørk
A balance between a thoughtful blending into the surrounding scale and an elegant, yet significant expression has been the driving thought behind Danish practice 3XN’s design of the new Copenhagen Headquarters for accountancy and consultancy firm, KPMG. The company is certain that their new building gives them the right settings and environment to achieve future growth.

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Tuborg Building Copenhagen
image © Adrian Welch

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, the smallest country in Scandinavia. It is famous for the longest pedestrian street in Europe – the Strøget – and for good clean design: furniture, gorgeous hotels, lights, architecture, etc. The city is located by the sea on the east coast of Sealand, opposite Sweden. Copenhagen used to be a walled city and the embankments are still visible in Christianshavn.

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Danish Architectural Designs, chronological:

Round Tower / Rundetårn
various, architects
Copenhagen Architecture
photo from Danish Architecture Centre
Rundetårn København

Grundtvig Kirke / Grundtvig Kirke
P.V. Jensen-Klint Architect
Grundtvig Church
building image © Adrian Welch
Grundtvig Church

SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen
Arne Jacobsen Architect
Royal Hotel Copenhagen
photo © Adrian Welch
SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen

Bagsvaerd Church
Jorn Utzon Architect
Bagsvaerd Church
photograph © AW
Bagsvaerd Church

Danish National Bank Building, Havnegade
Arne Jacobsen, Architect; Dissing + Weitling
Danish National Bank
picture © Adrian Welch
Danish National Bank

Royal Library – Extension
Schmidt, Hammer and Lassen, Architects
Sort Diamant
photograph © AW
Sort Diamant – ‘Black Diamond’

Gemini Residence – Harbour Pods
MVRDV Architects / Jørgensen & Wolhfeldts
Gemini Copenhagen Housing
photograph © AW
Gemini Copenhagen Housing

Copenhagen Opera House
Henning Larsen Arkitekt
Copenhagen Opera House
image © Isabelle Lomholt
Copenhagen Opera House

Ordrupgaard Art Museum – New Wing
Zaha Hadid Architects
Ordrupgaard Copenhagen Architecture
photo © Adrian Welch
Ordrupgaard Copenhagen

Nykredit Headquarters Building
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
The Crystal Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk
Nykredit Headquarters Building – the Crystal

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Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3 & Control Tower, Amager
Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Copenhagen Airport
photograph from VLA
Copenhagen Airport Building

Jarmers Place
Brandt Hell Hansted Holscher Arkitekter
Jarmers Plads building
photo © Adrian Welch
Copenhagen tower

National Broadcasting Company Concert Hall / DR Byen, Ørestad
Design: various architects
DR Byen
foto : dragoer luftfoto
DR Byen

New Elephant House – Copenhagen Zoo / Elefant Hus København Zoo
Foster + Partners
Copenhagen Zoo
photograph : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
Copenhagen Zoo Elephant House

Ørestad apartments
PLOT Architects
Copenhagen Apartments
picture © AW
Copenhagen Apartments

Copenhagen Landscape Architecture
Nyhavn Copenhagen
photo © Adrian Welch

Copenhagen Housing
Copenhagen Housing
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Copenhagen Town Hall + Square

Copenhagen Office Buildings

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe

Key Buildings near Copenhagen

Louisiana Art Gallery, northeast Sealand
Jørgen Bo & Vilhelm Wohlert Architects
Louisiana Art Gallery
photograph © AW
Louisiana Art Gallery

Houses in Fredensborg, North Sjælland: Jorn Utzon architect

Kingo Houses, Elsinore: Jorn Utzon architect

JF Willumsen Museum, Frederikssund: Tyge Hvass architect

Jorn Utzon – the designer of the Sydney Opera House

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