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Danish architecture has a long and fine history and world famous architectural buildings can be seen right across the globe. From the iconic Sydney Opera House designed  by Jørn Utzon to the world's best residential house in 2011 designed by Bjarke Ingels for '8 House' in Copenhagen.
Factsheet on architecture

Factsheet on architecture

During the 1990s, Danish architecture increasingly focused on Neo-Modernism and issues surrounding sustainability. A good example of this is Terminal 3 at Copenhagen International Airport. Today these beliefs are still highly valued in Danish architecture.

Green Building in a new light

Green Building in a new light

Up to half of a building’s energy consumption is “locked” into the design, shows a new research collaboration between architects and engineers. The geometric shape of buildings and the influx of daylight are among the key parameters for reducing energy use.
Green Building in a new light

Green by Design

From ladybirds to super-cycle lanes – energy and environment often play a key role when new buildings and urban districts are planned, designed and built. We have selected a range of examples from Denmark and abroad.

Superkilen celebrates diversity in Copenhagen

Superkilen celebrates diversity in Copenhagen

Superkilen is a kilometre-long park situated in the Nørrebro area just north of Copenhagen's city centre. Superkilen is home to more than 60 nationalities, and is considered to be one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighbourhoods in the Danish capital.

Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels is one of the world´s top young architects, yet it is hard to believe that his only dream for a long time was to draw comics.
Building the future

Building the future

A newly built day nursery north of Copenhagen invigorates the children with plenty of sunlight and fresh air. It is part of an international experiment to create buildings “that give more than they take”

The best house in the world is Danish

Can you imagine cycling up to your penthouse?

In 2011 the world´s best residential house was awarded to Copenhagen. For the second time in three years, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels won the World Architecture Festival´s Housing Award for ‘8 House’ in the Copenhagen district of Ørestad. 
Urban planning: A place for pedestrians

Urban planning: A place for pedestrians

In recent years, pedestrianised streets have been turned into motorways in the Chinese metropolis Chongqing. Now the city council is returning the streets to pedestrians and cyclists, and has teamed up with a Danish urban planner.

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