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Copenhagen Buildings

We have 5 pages of Copenhagen Buildings selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages. e-architect cover completed buildings in the Danish capital, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Denmark. The focus is on contemporary Danish buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Copenhagen Architecture : news + key projects

Copenhagen Buildings : A-C (this page)

Copenhagen Building Designs : D-K

Copenhagen Architecture Designs : L-R

Copenhagen Building Developments : S-Z

Buildings in Copenhagen

Key Buildings in Copenhagen Architecture arranged chronologically:

The Blue Planet
Architects: 3XN
Blue Planet Building Copenhagen
image from architect

Blue Planet Copenhagen
The walls and roofs form a single, continuous flow and the longest of the whirlpool’s arms follows the shape of the landscape and the building, moving into the land inviting visitors inside. As soon as visitors arrive at The Blue Planet, the building will convey a sense of the special experience that awaits them inside. Here, the whirlpool has pulled you into another world – a world beneath the surface of the sea. If you tilt your head backwards, you understand that you are really a part of this aquarium because the roof above the foyer is made of glass, and at the same time it is the bottom of a pool.

Copenhagen Zoo – Elephant House
Design: Foster + Partners
Copenhagen Zoo Building
image : Foster + Partners

Copenhagen Zoo Building
The project has been driven by research into the behavioural patterns of elephants. The tendency for bull elephants in the wild to roam away from the main herd prompted a plan organised around two separate enclosures. Covered with lightweight, glazed domes to provide natural light, these enclosures are designed to bring a sense of light and openness to a building type traditionally characterised as closed. The spaces maintain a strong visual connection with the sky and changing patterns of daylight and the distinctive ‘fritting’ on the glazing simulates a canopy of trees.

Copenhagen Opera House
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
Copenhagen Opera House Building
photo © AW

Copenhagen Opera House
The design is reminiscent of the Concert Hall at Lucerne, Switzerland by architect Jean Nouvel*. When I visited Copenhagen in 2002 Holmen was a dull naval base cut off from the city; a recent visit in 2005 shows the huge cantilevers dominating the harbour from Knippelsbro. The Danish Architecture Centre is located just to the west in the lovely old quarter of Christianshavn. Due to being located across the harbour from the centre of Copenhagen the Opera building is still quite out of the way, quite a walk from the Strøget.

Bagsvaerd Church / Bagsværd Kirke
Design: Jorn Utzon, Architect
Bagsvaerd Church Building Copenhagen
photograph © AW

Bagsvaerd Church

Guide to major Copenhagen Projects, alphabetical:

Design: Holgaard arkitekter
A-House Copenhagen
picture from FD


Bella Hotel
Design: 3XN
Bella Hotel Copenhagen
image from architect

Bella Hotel Building

Bellahoj Swim Stadium
Design: Arkitema Architects
Bellahoj Swim Stadium
image from architect

Bellahoj Swimming Pool

Bikuben Kollegiet, Ørestad North
Design: aart Architects
Bikuben Student Residence
photo from architect

Bikuben Kollegiet

Blue Corner Housing, Christianshavn
Design: Tegnestuen Vandkunsten Architects
Blue Corner Housing
image © AW

Contemporary House in Christianshavn

Bryghusgrunden Project
OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Bryghusgrunden Copenhagen
picture from architect

Bryghusgrunden Project

Carlsberg – our city
Design: Entasis
Carlsberg Masterplan
image from architect

Carlsberg Masterplan

Christiansborg Castle, Folketinget

photograph © AW
Christiansborg Slot

CinemaxX KBH
CEBRA Arkitekter
CinemaxX KBH
photo from architect

CinemaxX KBH

Cirkelbroen – The Circle Bridge
Design: Olafur Eliasson
image : Olafur Eliasson


Cleaning Facilities Centre
Cleaning Facilities Centre Copenhagen
picture : Ty Stange

Cleaning Facilities Centre Building

The City Dune
Design: SLA
The City Dune Copenhagen
photograph © OREV Vandingssystemer

The City Dune

Copenhagen Airport Buildings, Amager
Design: ilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Copenhagen Airport Buildings
photo from architect

Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3

Copenhagen Airport – Parking Building
Copenhagen Airport building
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Copenhagen Airport Parkeringshus

Copenhagen Bridge
Studio Bednarski and Flint & Neill
Copenhagen Bridge
picture from architect

Copenhagen Bridge Competition

Copenhagen Bus Terminal

Copenhagen Bus Terminal Building
photo © AW
Copenhagen Terminal building

Copenhagen Harbour Gateway
Steven Holl Architects
Copenhagen Harbour Gateway
picture : Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Copenhagen Harbour Gateway

Copenhagen Railway Station Building, Indre By
Heinrich Wenck Architect
Copenhagen Railway Station Building
photograph © Adrian Welch

Copenhagen Railway Station

CPH Arch
Architects: 3XN
CPH Arch
image from architect

CPH Arch

Culture House + Library
COBE + Transform
Culture House
picture from architects

Culture House + Library Copenhagen

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Holscher Architects

Arken Museum of Modern Art / Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst
Søren Robert Lund, Architect

Bellavista Housing Estate, Strandvejen, Klampenborg, north Copenhagen
Arne Jacobsen, Architect

Birger Christensen – stair, Østergade 38, The Strøget
Eva Jiricna Architects
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Birger Christensen Copenhagen
photograph © AW

Copenhagen harbour apartment building

Future Systems Architects

Copenhagen Philharmonic Hall

Keith Williams Architects


Copenhagen Architects Offices

Copenhagen Housing

Copenhagen Office Buildings

Copenhagen Church Buildings

Copenhagen Landscape Architecture

Arne Jacobsen Architect

Danish architect : Jørn Utzon

Henning Larsen Architects

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