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

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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, check out our guide to the adjacent area of coastal East Amager.