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20 architectural masterpieces in Copenhagen

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Danish architecture is going through a new golden with world-class contemporary architecture all over the city. These are some of Copenhagen's architectural must-sees that are part of Copenhagen's cityscape alongside historic buildings and palaces.  

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The architectural masterpiece 8House
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The architectural masterpiece 8House

8TALLET follows the pattern of architectural master pieces in Ørestad in Copenhagen and is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

8TALLET (i.e. the number 8) follows in the footsteps of the VM Mountain...

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The Tietgen Residence Hall
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The Tietgen Residence Hall

The source of inspiration for the new Students' Residence in Copenhagen were the traditional Tulou houses in Southeastern China - village communities with individual dwellings and communal facilities....

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M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
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M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Experience award-winning architecture and interactive exhibitions in the maritime surroundings of Kulturhavn Kronborg in Elsinore.

Royal Danish Library - The Black Diamond
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Royal Danish Library - The Black Diamond

The stunning modern addition and its historic older counterpart hold books, exhibitions, a cafe and much more.

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Krøyers Plads
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Krøyers Plads

Krøyers Plads is a new square located at a great location in the Copenhagen neighbourhood Christianshavn.

The square was designed together with the surrounding buildings, which continue the historic ...

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The Silo
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The Silo

From grain silo to dramatic steel tower

In the old industrial harbour area Nordhavn, or North Harbour, an upcoming neighbourhood is taking form. Modern architecture is growing out of former industry ...

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The Royal Danish Playhouse
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The Royal Danish Playhouse

The Playhouse in Copenhagen is the national centre of dramatic art, tailored in every detail for top-level theatre productions.

The centre has three stages: Store Scene, Portscene, and Lille Scene with...

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Superkilen park
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Superkilen park

Public recreational space in Nørrebro with diversity at its heart.

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CopenHill
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CopenHill

Futuristic, unparalleled ski slope and recreational hill on top of a new resource handling centre.

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Portland Towers
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Portland Towers

One of the many architectural attractions at Nordhavn

Portland Towers was the first building to be finished in the new neighbourhood Århusgadekvarteret in Nordhavn. With their 52 meters’ height, the...

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VM MOUNTAIN
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VM MOUNTAIN

The prestigious VM MOUNTAIN in Ørestad City is designed by architects Bjarke Ingels (BIG), JDS and Plot. It contains 80 residential units all with terrace decks and luxuriant roof gardens protruding f...

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DR Koncerthuset
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DR Koncerthuset

The concert hall DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen is designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The acoustics are amazing, and in 2012 the venue was named one of the 10 greatest concert halls of the new m...

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Axel Towers
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Axel Towers

Axel Towers is designed by the talented Lene Tranberg from the award winning Danish architect firm Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter.

The architect firm is also known for the Tietgen Dormitory, SEB Hea...

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Maersk Tower
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Maersk Tower

Discover the University of Copenhagen's innovative and sustainable-designed 75 meter tall tower, that's also one of the best views of the city.

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Ørestad Street Hall
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Ørestad Street Hall

Ørestad Streethal is an architectural gem with a lot of potential.

There are almost no limits on sports activities to throw yourself into in this 1,700 square meter sports center in Ørestad, the sout...

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Dortheavej
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Dortheavej

Modern, beautiful and functionalistic social housing by world-renowned architect, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

In Copenhagen, residential housing for low-income residents does not have to compromise wi...

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The Royal Danish Opera House
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The Royal Danish Opera House

The Copenhagen Opera House is a donation from the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation to the Danish people.

It totals 41,000 square meters. Five of the fourteen stories are subterran...

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The Circle Bridge
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The Circle Bridge

Bridge and architectural landmark on the harbourfront.

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Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
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Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

The Radisson Collection Royal Hotel was designed by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen for the airline SAS in 1960 and underwent a complete renovation in late 2017.

The hotel succeeded with...

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BLOX
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BLOX

A modern harbourfront area with public squares, exhibition spaces and much more.

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A taste of Copenhagen's architecture

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