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16 April 2024
The Opera Park
One of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings is on fire and its iconic spire has collapsed:
Børsen København

21 November 2023
The Opera Park
Design: Cobe
The Opera Park Copenhagen Denmark
photo : Francisco Tirado
The Opera Park
Danish architecture studio Cobe announces the completion of The Opera Park in Copenhagen. In a time of intense construction activity throughout Copenhagen, green recreational spaces have become more and more scarce.

25 April 2023
The School on Islands Brygge, Secondary School, Artillerivej 126, 2300 København S, Danmark
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Islands Brygge School Copenhagen building
photo : Adam Mørk
Islands Brygge School Copenhagen Building

6 Oct 2022
Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, Kastrup
Design: Foster + Partners
Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S Copenhagen Offices
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S Copenhagen
Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S has opened its new home in Copenhagen. The site occupies a pivotal waterfront position alongside the Øresund crossing, just north of Copenhagen International Airport. Bordered by predominantly low-rise development, the building affords fantastic views towards Malmö and the Swedish coast – where the company was founded.

27 Mar 2022
New Danish capital architectural photographs
New Danish capital architectural photographs by architect Adrian Welch
Cactus Towers Copenhagen building construction
photo © Adrian Welch
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Updated 14 Feb 2022
Carlsberg Central Office, Valby
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Carlsberg Central Office Cph
photo : Adam Mørk
Carlsberg Central Office Valby Building
The new Carlsberg Central Office sets the framework for a modern and dy-namic workplace, with a building that supports identity, knowledge sharing, and inno-vation. This is emphasized with a large open atrium that binds the entire company together in one unified working community, integrated with the connecting the past with the future.

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19 Oct 2021
BIO4 Power Plant
Design: Gottlieb Paludan Architects
BIO4 Power Plant Copenhagen Architecture News
photo : Allan Tofft
BIO4 Power Plant Copenhagen
Located 2km from Copenhagen’s downtown area, the original Amagerværket power plant was built in 1971 and was located far from residential areas. However, the city’s growing population has led to homes getting closer, and to guarantee safety for those living nearby, the power plant has gone through several upgrades to eliminate any production of harmful emissions, and ensure it is not an eyesore.

21 September 2021
World Capital of Architecture News
Copenhagen has been named UNESCO World Capital of Architecture for 2023.

Following Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural title role, the Danish capital city has been named World Capital of Architecture for 2023 by UNESCO. It will host the International Union of Architect’s World Congress 2 years from now.

1 September 2021
Isfuglen Winter Bathing House, Brøndby Marine Harbor
Design: Matters architects
Isfuglen Winter Bathing House Copenhagen Architecture News
photos : Helene Høyer, Brian Berg
Isfuglen Winter Bathing House Copenhagen
The winter bathing club “Isfuglen” is a club for winter bathers and houses a community room, changing facilities and sauna. It is located at the very tip of the entry point to Brøndby Marine Harbor. The location is unique and gives the house and its members a special opportunity to become an authentic part of the active harbor life.

13 Aug 2021
Ordrupgaard Museum
Architects: Snøhetta
Ordrupgaard Museum Copenhagen Denmark
photo : Laura Stamer
Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen Denmark
Situated near Jægersborg Dyrehave, north of Copenhagen, Ordrupgaard houses Northern Europe’s most comprehensive collection of French and Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century. Originally built as a three-winged country mansion in the neo-classical style during World War I, the museum was expanded by a modern 1,150 sqm glass and black lava concrete extension in 2005, designed by Zaha Hadid.

13 Jun 2021
CHART Architecture competition
CHART 2021 Architecture Competition FIELD by Torsten Sherwood and Benedicte Brun
image courtesy of designers
CHART 2021 Architecture Competition
Relax under a freshly grown field of microgreens, listen to sounds from suspended ventilation ducts, and create your own space with industrial dunnage bags. The finalists for this year’s CHART Architecture competition have been selected for the new and creative ways they investigate creating social and sensory experiences.

9 May 2021
Bispeberg Laboratory and Logistics, Bispebjerg
Design: Mikkelsen Architects
Bispeberg Laboratory Logistics Copenhagen Architecture News
photograph : Hampus Berndtson
Bispeberg Laboratory and Logistics
Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen is a heritage-listed complex designed by Danish architect Martin Nyrop. The hospital is currently the focus of a master plan by BDP, and in anticipation of this, its logistics have been orchestrated by a new intervention on the campus — ‘Lab Log’.

5 May 2021
Lynetteholm København – New Copenhagen harbour island
Design: COWI, Arkitema and TREDJE NATUR
Lynetteholm, New Copenhagen harbour island
image courtesy of architects practice
Lynetteholm, New Copenhagen harbour island
The new island will be established east of the city and in 2070 have a size of 275 acres. In Copenhagen, the Danish government and the City of Copenhagen have agreed to establish a new island that will eventually develop into a new, attractive district with room for more than 35.000 inhabitants as well as new infrastructure.

1 Mar 2021
IZUMI Frederiksberg
IZUMI Frederiksberg
photograph : Yuta Sawamura
IZUMI Frederiksberg
IZUMI Frederiksberg is a second interior design project for a restaurant IZUMI locates in Copenhagen. IZUMI is a chain restaurant serves “Nordic twisted” Japanese cuisines that holds several restaurants around greater Copenhagen.

21 Jan 2021
Symbiosis Houses, Herlev

14 Jan 2021
Tea house Ø

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2 Dec 2020
Vridsløselille Masterplan

3 Sep 2020
AIRE Ancient Baths, Hotel Ottilia, Ny Carlsberg Vej 101, 1799 Copenhagen
Design: Arkitema
Aire Ancient Baths Copenhagen Architecture News
image from architecture office
AIRE Ancient Baths
Thermal baths, massages, and a unique atmosphere where time does not exist. AIRE Ancient Baths, the luxurious wellness concept, opens the doors to a new Copenhagen branch in the same historic building as Hotel Ottilia.

17 June 2020
Arup and Cobe’s new metro stations celebrate Copenhagen’s redeveloped docklands
Design: Arup and Cobe
Copenhagen Architecture News Nordhavn + Orientkaj Stations
photo : Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Nordhavn Station + Orientkaj Station Copenhagen
Part of the Nordhavn metro line extension connecting the docklands to Copenhagen’s city center, Arup and Cobe have worked together to design two new metro stations, Orientkaj and Nordhavn, under the Nordhavn metro line extension. The recently opened public transport link unlocks the potential for the redevelopment of Copenhagen’s northern docklands, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in northern Europe.

9 June 2020
Sdr. Asmindrup Church, Vipperød
Sdr. Asmindrup Church in Vipperød

9 June 2020
Karen Blixens Plads, city centre
Karen Blixens Plads

Copenhagen School Building Designs
Copenhagen School Buildings – new post collecting education architecture in the Danish capital city.

27 Mar 2020
UnSchool Copenhagen Architecture Competition Winners
1st Prize: Miriam Fenner, Oliver Fenner, UK
UnSchool Copenhagen Design Competition Winner
image courtesy of designers
UnSchool Copenhagen Architecture Competition

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Danish Capital City Building Updates 2019

4 Nov 2019
Panda House, Copenhagen Zoo, Roskildevej 32
Architects: BIG
Panda House Copenhagen Zoo
photo : Rasmus Hjortshøj
Panda House, Copenhagen Zoo
The new home for giant pandas Mao Sun and Xing Er in Copenhagen Zoo resembles the panda’s natural habitat and creates a peaceful living environment for one of the world’s rarest mammals.

26 July 2019
Danish Architecture Center Exhibition by BIG Danish Architecture Center Exhibition by BIG
photos © Harriet Lomholt-Welch
Danish Architecture Center Exhibition by BIG until January 5, 2020

DAC Exhibition

3 Jun 2019
CHART 2019 Architecture Winners
CHART 2019 Architecture Competition Winners
images courtesy of designers
CHART 2019 Architecture Competition Winners

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4 Dec 2018
Carlsberg Central Office, Valby
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Carlsberg Central Office in Valby - Copenhagen Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office
Carlsberg Central Office in Valby
The Carlsberg Group’s new central office provides the framework for a modern and dynamic workplace, where the intention has been to design a building that creates identity, knowledge sharing and innovation. At the same time it has been important that the building stands in harmony with its surroundings and has the aesthetic quality that characterises Carlsberg as a company.

27 Nov 2018
UN17 Village, Ørestad
UN17 Village Ørestad

26 Nov 2018
Amager Resource Centre, south of the city centre
Amager Resource Centre

31 Oct 2018
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House, Tingbjerg, Skolesiden 4, DK-2700 Brønshøj, Denmark
Design: COBE
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House Copenhagen Architecture News
photo : Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House
Danish architects COBE reinterpret Danish modernism in this building, creating a new social and cultural destination in the Copenhagen neighbourhood Tingbjerg that invites community interaction, engagement and signals a new urban transformation.

9 Oct 2018
Dortheavej Apartments, Copenhagen, Denmark
Design: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Dortheavej Apartments Copenhagen Building News
photo : Rasmus Hjortshoj
Dortheavej Apartments in Copenhagen
BIG fulfills “Homes for All” mission for non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo with the recently completed 6,800m2 winding wall in Copenhagen’s multicultural northwest area. The building offers 66 new homes to low-income citizens featuring unprecedented 3.5m ceilings, generous floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terraces, realized on a strict budget.

30 Jun 2018
New office building for Nordea Bank – Shortlisted at World Architecture Festival 2018 Awards
Design: Henning Larsen Architects + Signal Architects + SLA Landscape Architects
Nordea Bank Ørestad North Office
image © Henning Larsen Architects
Nordea Bank Ørestad North Office on World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Shortlist
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 with a view of the green area of Amager Fælled.

15 Jun 2018
Tivoli Hjørnet – winner at American Architecture Awards 2018
Design: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects
Tivoli Hjørnet Copenhagen Architecture News
photography : Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Tivoli Hjørnet wins at American Architecture Awards 2018
An undulating glass and terraced terracotta pavilion opened at Tivoli Gardens on November 17 to public acclaim. The new building transforms the western edge of the historic park and brings fresh excitement to Copenhangen’s urban core.

7 May 2018
BLOX – Danish Architecture Center, Bryghuspladsen
Design: OMA
BLOX on Bryghuspladsen Copenhagen Architectural News
photo © Clement Guillaume
BLOX – Danish Architecture Center
The BLOX project, home of the Danish Architecture Center (DAC), contains exhibition spaces, offices and co-working spaces, a café, a bookstore, a fitness centre, a restaurant, twenty-two apartments and an underground automated public carpark, but it is not the acrobatic mixing of uses that defines this project; its ultimate achievement is in ‘discovering’ its own site.

6 May 2018
Experimentarium Science Center Extension
Design: CEBRA Architects
Experimentarium Science Center Copenhagen interior
image courtesy of Pressential
Experimentarium Science Center
This world class science centre provides families, school children and science lovers high-quality science exhibitions where they can touch and play and experience science in an innovative new way.

20 Mar 2018
The Maersk Tower, Nørre Campus, Blegdamsvej
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
The Maersk Tower
photo : Adam Mørk
The Maersk Tower
C.F. Møller Architects receive the MIPIM 2018 Award for ‘Best Healthcare Development’ for this new building.
The Maersk Tower is a state-of-the-art research building whose innovative architecture creates the optimum framework for world-class health research and stands out as a landmark in Copenhagen, while also contributing to developing the local area.

16 Jan 2018
New Aquatics Centre
Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates and Cornelius Vöge
New Aquatics Centre Copenhagen Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office
New Aquatics Centre on Copenhagen Waterfront
A waterfront cultural centre with harbour baths, which will offer iconic architecture, facilities for leisure and sports associations and unique water experiences: now, a unanimous jury have selected Japanese architect firm Kengo Kuma & Associates, in team with Danish architect firm Cornelius Vöge, Søren Jensen engineers and architect Niels Sigsgaard, as the winner of the architect competition for Paper Island’s future waterfront cultural centre.

8 Jan 2018
New Islands Brygge School, København S
Design: C. F. Møller Architects
New Islands Brygge School
image courtesy of architects office
New Islands Brygge School Building in Copenhagen
The New Islands Brygge School is taking shape between Islands Brygge’s vibrant city life and Amager Commons’ green countryside – a new school building for lower-secondary pupils, and with special focus on food and movement.

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