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What to see and do in the unique Ørestad neighbourhood

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 AmagerGo off the beaten track and experience a new and unique Copenhagen neighbourhood.

Ørestad is a neighbourhood on the island of Amager, and saw its first residential building erected in 2004. Today Ørestad is still finding its final form with new architecture and recreational offerings popping up. As a brand new neighbourhood, it's built up around excellent infrastructure, making it possible to reach the city center in 7 minutes, and the airport in 6. But more importantly, its location on the edge of a big nature reserve is pretty unique for a big city neighbourhood.

If you are interested in new architecture check out the award-winning residential buildings VM Mountain and 8House designed by architect Bjarke Ingels (BIG). And be sure to visit the DR Concert Hall by architect Jean Nouvel.

Also, read this full article on Ørestad to get an in-depth understanding of what makes this place truly unique.

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Dive deeper and get an understanding of what exactly sets this unique neighbourhood apart from every other part of Copenhagen and learn just why Ørestad may be its best-kept secret. Words by James Clasper.

 

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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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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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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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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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Kalvebod Fælled
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Kalvebod Fælled

Vestamager offers wide expanses, where sun, light, and damp, salty earth are vital elements for the plants and animals that live on this littoral meadow.

1200 cows, deers, and horses make sure that ...

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Traktørstedet Vestamager
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Traktørstedet Vestamager

Traktørstedet Vestamager is a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and other refreshments right on the frontrow to 2,000 hectares of wild nature on the edge of Copenhagen.

Take a seat on the big patio and e...

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Amarminoen: 27 km trail
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Amarminoen: 27 km trail

27 km hiking and biking trail that stretches from Copenhagen's Ørestad neighborhood through the vast nature reserve of Naturpark Amager to the picturesque town of Dragør.

Great hiking experiences are...

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Simian contemporary exhibition space

1,300 m2 underground exhibition space is the centre of modern art in Copenhagen’s Ørestad neighbourhood. Simian host exhibitions and events within experimental contemporary art.

From the metro statio...

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Experience Ørestad - 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 that specializes in the Copenhagen neighbourhood Ørestad...

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Royal Arena
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Royal Arena

Experience some of Copenhagen’s biggest concerts and sports events at Royal Arena

Royal Arena is Copenhagen’s new, multi-purpose arena that hosts both sports, music and cultural events. With its scal...

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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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Aktivitetstaget Bella
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Aktivitetstaget Bella

Public recreational rooftop in Copenhagen’s Ørestad neighbourhood. Aktivitetstaget Bella.

On a coloured top of a building, you can work out, hang out or play sports like basketball, football, running...

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Field's
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Field's

Field’s is the largest shopping center in Denmark and is situated just 9 minutes away from the city centre by Metro. More than 140 shops and restaurants are waiting to be explored. Here you will find ...

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Brasseriet 8tallet
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Brasseriet 8tallet

8TALLET follows the pattern of architectural master pieces in Ørestad in Copenhagen. At the end of the building, you will find Restaurant 8-tallet which serves great food and offers a beautiful view o...

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Royal Golf Center
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Royal Golf Center

Royal Golf Center has a unique location amid the wonderful picturesque senery of Ørestad, the newest district of Copenhagen.

The center is placed just a few minutes outside Copenhagen city centre. C...

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AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen
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AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen

Big design hotel with spa, five restaurants and bars, and unparalleled views.

The four-star AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen is the largest design hotel in Scandinavia with its 811 design rooms, spa, fi...

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CABINN Metro
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CABINN Metro

CABINN Metro is designed by the world famous architect Daniel Liebeskind in 2009 and is a member of the CABINN chain of hotels in Denmark.

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Hotel Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
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Hotel Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is the perfect choice for the modern city breaker. Only ten minutes to city center by Metro.

Try a delicious meal at the hotel restaurant BARK or grab a barista coffee ...

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