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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Danish Architecture. We aim to include buildings that are either of good quality or interesting. e-architect aim to cover completed Danish buildings and architecture competitions across Denmark. The focus is on contemporary Danish buildings.

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Key Danish Buildings

Designs, chronological Danish Stock Exchange, Copenhagen (1625)
Rundetårn, Copenhagen (1642)
Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), Copenhagen (1894)
Copenhagen Railway Station, Copenhagen (1911)
Grundtvig Church, Copenhagen (1922)
Aarhus Town Hall, Jylland (1942)
Willumsens Museum, Sjælland (1957)
Kingo Houses – Courtyard-Style Housing, Sjælland (1958)
SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen (1960)
Fredensborg Houses, Sjælland (1962)
Bagsvaerd Church, Copenhagen (1976)
Danish National Bank Building, Copenhagen (1978)
Aarhus Concert Hall, Jylland (1982)
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – French Wing, Copenhagen (1996)
Royal Library Building Extension, Copenhagen (1999)
Museum Ordrupgaard – New Wing, Copenhagen (2005)
Copenhagen Opera House, Copenhagen (2005)
Gemini Residence, Copenhagen (2005)
Copenhagen Zoo Elephant House, Copenhagen (2007)
The Royal Playhouse, Copenhagen (2007)
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Lolland (2008)
Performers’ House, Silkeborg, Jylland (2008)
Utzon Center, Aalborg, Jylland (2008)

Comments on the selection welcome. These are not selected due to their fame – we’ve left out the Danish capital’s Town Hall for instance – but because each in its way achieved a milestone and signified strong creative achievement.

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New School Building in Aabybro, Jutland, north western Denmark
Design: CEBRA architecture / KPF
Aabybro School Building
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New Building in Aabybro – 20 Sep 2016

Gas Compressor Plant Egtved, Jutland, southern Denmark – 9 Oct 2013
Design: C. F. Møller
Danish Gas Compressor Plant in Egtved
photo : Julian Weyer

C.F. Møller has designed the plant, consisting of four compressor units and service buildings, as an architectural feature in the open landscape. The new technical plant, supplying the central intersection of the gas pipelines connection north-south from Germany and east-west to Sweden, has a landscape-like expression emerging from the landscape as a grassy embankment..

Energinet Switchgear Stations – 20 Sep 2013
Design: C. F. Møller
Danish Switchgear Station Building
photo : Anne-Mette Hansen
C. F. Møller has created a new design concept for switchgear stations for the Danish energy infrastructure operator Energinet.dk. The first 400 kW station is now ready for operation. The Danish Parliament wishes to upgrade the visual appearance of the Danish power grid. As a result, Energinet.dk has decided not to construct a new large open-air switchgear station in Vejen, Jutland, but instead build a gas-insulated switchgear station – also called a GIS station. The idea has been to give the technical enclosure of the station, placed in the open landscape, a distinct architectonic profile, and at the same time maximize the future flexibility.

New Danish Maritime Museum, Sjælland, eastern Denmark – 19 Sep 2013
Design: BIG Architects
Danish Maritime Museum
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Danish Maritime Museum Building
In the presence of Her Royal Highness Queen Margrethe II, BIG will celebrate the completion of the New Danish Maritime Museum on Saturday, October 5.
The new 5.000 m2 Danish Maritime Museum is located at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Helsingør, just north of Copenhagen in a unique historical context adjacent to one of Denmark’s most important buildings, the Kronborg Castle – also known from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Kajkanten, Copenhagen, eastern Denmark – 7 Aug 2013
Design: Danielsen Architecture
Kajkanten Housing Copenhagen
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The housing project Kajkanten is the most recent expansion on Havnestaden – the area adjacent to Havneparken at Islands Brygge. Following Kalvedbod Brygge, Havnestaden is the next large development project in the inner harbour of Copenhagen. With its new community centre and summer attractions, including the green lawn and harbour pool, Havneparken appears as a new cultural dynamo of Copenhagen.

Toender Town Hall, Denmark – 7 Aug 2013
Design: Bjelke+Cermak+Veile Architecture
Toender Town Hall Building
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A big roof, known from the vernacular “big barn typology”, unites the interior in a single volume. Due to aspects like view, access and site restrictions, the volume is processed to a single compact volume placed directly in the landscape. This is emphasized by a façade structure with vertical red/brown terracotta panels.

Toender City Hall Extension, Toender, southern Denmark – 16 Jul 2013
Design: Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + Sebastian Misiurek
Toender City Hall Extension
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The city of Toender is located in southern Denmark, close to the Danish and German border. Due to an influx of inhabitants the city wants to expand its current City Hall building by creating a new extension that is directly linked to the existing building.

Sorø Art Museum, Sjælland, east Denmark
Design: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Sorø Kunstmuseum Building
photo : Jens Lindhe

Sorø Kunstmuseum – 14 Jun 2013

Køge University Hospital Building, Sjælland, eastern Denmark
Design: C.F. Møller
New Køge University Hospital
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Køge University Hospital Building – 11 Jun 2013
Rådgivergruppen USK, headed by C.F. Møller, Alectia and Rambøll, has been named as the winner of the competition to build the new Køge University Hospital, with a budget of DKK 4 billion. Køge University Hospital (USK) is an expansion of the existing Køge Hospital, which will be increased threefold to a total area of 177,000 m². This is a visionary project in terms of both architecture and functionality.

New Hospital Hvidovre, near Copenhagen, Sjælland, eastern Denmark
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
New Hospital Hvidovre
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New Hospital Hvidovre – 9 Jun 2013
schmidt hammer lassen architects, in collaboration with aarhus arkitekterne, has been appointed the winner of the competition to design the new extension of the New Hospital Hvidovre. The design for a 30,000-sqm extension was so outstanding compared with the other six competition proposals that the jury chose to appoint only one winning proposal to proceed to the second round.

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Aarhus Concert Hall, Jutland
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Aarhus Concert Hall
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Aarhus Town Hall, Jylland
Arne Jacobsen
Aarhus Town Hall
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Bagsvaerd Church
Jorn Utzon
Bagsvaerd Church
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Fuglsang Kunstmuseum
Tony Fretton Architects
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum
photo © Helene Binet
Hedorf Kollegium
KHR arkitekter
Hedorf Kollegium Frederiksberg
photo : Laura Stamer
House of Music Aalborg, Jutland
House of Music in Aalborg
Middelfart Savings Bank
3XN Architects
Middelfart Savings Bank
image : Adam Mørk – 3XN
Moesgård Museum Århus, Århus, Jutland
Henning Larsen Architects
Moesgård Museum Building
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Museum Ordrupgaard – New Wing
Zaha Hadid Architects
Museum Ordrupgaard
photo © AW
Natural Science Center Building, Jutland
NORD Architects
Natural Science Center Denmark
photo : NORD Architects/Adam Mørk
Nørre Vosborg, Vemb
Nørre Vosborg
photo : Thomas Mølvig
Nykredit Headquarters Building
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
The Crystal Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk

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