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Copenhagen Architecture Designs

Key Contemporary Architectural Developments in Denmark, Europe Properties

post updated 3 October 2021


Copenhagen Architectural Designs

We have 5 pages of Copenhagen Architecture Designs selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages. e-architect cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Denmark. Our focus is on contemporary Danish buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Copenhagen Architecture : news + key projects

Copenhagen Buildings : A-C

Copenhagen Building Designs : D-K

Copenhagen Architecture Designs : L-R (this page)

Copenhagen Building Developments : S-Z

Architecture Designs in Copenhagen

Major Copenhagen Architectural Projects, chronological:

Nykredit Headquarters Building
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
The Crystal Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk
Nykredit Headquarters Building – the Crystal
The extension to Nykredit consists of a new building – the Crystal – sited northwest of the existing Nykredit premises. Freestanding on the site, it readas as a transparent, geometrical, glazed form which, resting only on a single point and a single line, floats as a visually light, crystalline structure above the plaza.

The Royal Playhouse
Design: Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
Royal Playhouse Copenhagen
photo : Jens Lindhe
Royal Playhouse Building
The building consists of three compositional elements:
The oak-clad promenade, a public walk floating on thin columns over the water, gives access to the foyer.
The scene building, containing the auditorium and three scenes, echoes the material character of the harbour front.
The expansive and unifying roof level contains personnel facilities and gives spectacular views.

Ordrupgaard Art Museum – New Wing
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Ordrupgaard Copenhagen Architecture Designs
photo © Adrian Welch
Ordrupgaard Copenhagen
The only building in Denmark by this world-famous architect based in London. Situated a short train journey north from the city centre.

Royal Library extension : Sort Diamant
Design: Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen, Architects
Black Diamond Copenhagen Architecture Designs
photo : Ralph Richter
Sort Diamant – ‘Black Diamond’
A remarkable and innovative building of its time. When the Royal Library in Copenhagen opened to the public there was general concern in society that libraries might become redundant in the future. But contrary to this, the role and influence of libraries are positioned to increase as our civic and ‘free’ space diminishes Libraries are needed as much as ever in the 21st century as hubs for information, research, learning, communication and culture.

Guide to key Copenhagen Architectural Designs, alphabetical:

Magasin du Nord, Kongens Nytorv

Copenhagen Department Store
image © AW
Copenhagen Department Store
In 1870 the Aarhus drapers Emil Vett & Co opened a shop in Copenhagen. It was located in rented rooms in the mondain Hotel du Nord on Kongens Nytorv where Hans Christian Andersen had boarded from 1838 until 1847.

Maritime Youth House, Docks
Design: PLOT Architects
Maritime Youth House Copenhagen Architecture Designs
photo : Julien De Smedt
Maritime Youth House
Two clients had to share the facilities: a sail club and a youth house. Their desires were opposite: the youth house wanted outdoor space for the kids to play, the sail club needed most of the site to park their boats.

Mirror House, Copenhagen Central Park
Design: MLRP Architects
Copenhagen Central Park Pavilion
photograph : Laura Stamer
Mirror House Copenhagen
Danish-American based architects MLRP has transformed an existing graffiti-plagued playground structure in Fælledparken to an inviting and reflective pavilion as part of the new Interactive Playground Project in Copenhagen.

National Broadcasting Co. Concert Hall
Design: various architects
DR Byen
foto : dragoer luftfoto
DR Byen building, Ørestad
The building is split into four parts, only the fourth being by Jean Nouvel: four concert halls and five stages over seven floors, with 1800 seats in the Concert Hall and numerous rehearsal rooms.

National Gallery – extension
Design: Anna Maria Indrio, C. F. Møller Architects
Statens Museum for Kunst
image © AW
Statens Museum for Kunst

NOMA Restaurant
Design: GXN
NOMA Lab building
picture : Adam Mørk
NOMA Restaurant

Nordea Bank Office Building
Design: Henning Larsen Architects + others
Nordea Bank Building
image © Henning Larsen Architects
Nordea Bank Building

Design: C. F. Møller Architects
Nordlyset Copenhagen Architecture Designs
image from architect
Nordlyset Copenhagen

Northern Harbour Copenhagen
Design: COBE + SLETH MODERNISM + others
Northern harbor Copenhagen Architecture Designs
image : COBE, Sleth Modernism, Polyform, Rambøll
Northern Harbour Copenhagen

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – French Wing
Henning Larsen Architect
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
picture © AW
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Nytorv building

Nytorv Copenhagen Architecture Designs
photograph © AW
Copenhagen square

Ørestad City Masterplan
Daniel Libeskind
Orestad Architecture
photograph © AW
Orestad Architecture, south Copenhagen

Ørestad College
Ørestad College Copenhagen Architecture Designs
image from architect
Orestad School

Ørestad Housing, south Copenhagen
Plot Architects
Copenhagen houses
picture © Adrian Welch
Plot Architects housing

Ørestad – Dutch Quarter Housing
Design: various architects
Ørestad College Building
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Sydhavnen housing

Porcelains Fabriken, Frederiksberg

Porcelains Fabriken Copenhagen Architecture Designs
picture © AW
Porcelains Fabriken Copenhagen

Rødovre Skyscraper
Rødovre Skyscraper Copenhagen Architecture Designs
image from architect
Rødovre Skyscraper Copenhagen

Round Tower / Rundetårn
Jørgen Scheffel
Rundetårn København
photo from Danish Architecture Centre in 2004
Rundetårn København

More Copenhagen Architecture Designs online soon

Copenhagen Buildings – no Image & Link

Marble Church / Marmorkirken, 4 Frederiksgade

Marmormolen Masterplan – proposal, Copenhagen harbour
New United Nations headquarters + offices, hotels, apartments, retail
142m high tower + bridge

Paustian furniture store / Paustian Møbelhus, Kalkbrænderiløbskaj 2, Nordhavn
Jørn Utzon
Paustian Møbelhus - Copenhagen Architecture Designs
picture © AW
see Nordhavnen link at base of page

Rosenborg Castle / Rosenborg Slot, Øster Voldgade 4
Dates built: 1606-34

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe

Danish Architectural Designs

Copenhagen Architect

Copenhagen Housing

Copenhagen Office Buildings

Copenhagen Churches

Copenhagen Landscape Architecture

Northwest Park : SLA
Northwest Park Copenhagen
photograph : Torben Petersen

Arne Jacobsen Architect

Henning Larsen Architects

Comments / photos for the Copenhagen Architecture Design page welcome