Experience world-class modern architecture

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The architecture legacy in Copenhagen is strong, all-pervading and built on the international success experienced by the New Modern architecture movement in the 1960’s - but is more relevant than ever. Here's why.

Ever since then, Copenhagen has been shaped by several booms of new, innovative buildings and urban spaces across neighbourhoods and lately with a strong focus on combining sustainability and high quality of life.

19 architectural masterpieces in Copenhagen

Some background and some concrete tips on where to go

Dive into the history of Danish design and architecture then and now in this article. And after reading, jump on a bike and head out into the many bikes-only bridges connecting the city of Copenhagen.

How Copenhagen became an architecture and design paragon

Creativity, craftsmanship and democracy are all elements that for decades have helped position Denmark as a frontrunner in innovative design and architecture that improve lives.

Bike bridges in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is very much a city made for bikes – and the bridges are no exception. Jump in the saddle and go for a ride across the harbour. Here are the bridges, you cannot miss on your bike ride.   Want to know more about the Copenhagen bike culture? Check out this article.

Neighbourhoods to visit for its architecture (and more)

Ørestad and Nordhavn are both relatively new neighbourhoods in Copenhagen's city scape. They also happen to be filled to the brim with some pretty amazing modern architecture worth a visit.

Ørestad: Where new architecture meets vast nature

Ørestad is the place to spot new and rule-bending architecture in Copenhagen. The new and striking architecture stand in beautiful contrast to the vast nature out on these parts of Amager .  Go off the beaten track and experience a new and unique Copenhagen neighbourhood.

Architecture and design in Nordhavn

These spots are all contributing factors why Nordhavn is quickly becoming a hot-spot for modern architecture and design spaces.


beCopenhagen guided architecture tours

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Experience Ørestad - architecture tours

City walks, guided bus tours and presentations about Copenhagen’s Nordic architecture with Experience Ørestad. Experience Ørestad is a company tha...

A Walk Through Time: Explore Copenhagen’s Architecture

Explore Copenhagen’s most iconic historical and contemporary architectural landmarks “A Walk Through Time: Explore Copenhagen’s Architecture” is a...

Full article: Sustainability and architecture in Copenhagen

Water, light, green spaces and innovative thinking are key elements in Copenhagen’s architectural development and some of the ingredients that combine sustainable actions with a high quality of life.

How Copenhagen is pioneering in sustainable urban development