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You would expect Copenhagen and its surroundings to have something rather special up its sleeve in the art and design department and you will not be disappointed. Copenhagen's architectural richness is one of the first things that strikes new visitors to the city.

DR Concert Hall. Photo: Woco

From the delightful 17th century Dutch-style town houses that line the quay at Nyhavn to the dynamic modern extensions to venerable old buildings. And the museums house impressive collections of both classic and modern - Danish and international art and design.

Copenhagen has a host of architectural gems, many of which are open to the public. Architecture lovers will enjoy:

■Arne Jacobsen-designed Radisson SAS Royal Hotel.
■Jørn Utzon's Paustian furniture store.
■Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek's new French wing by Danish architect Henning Larsen.
■The monumental glass and concrete extension to the National Gallery, designed by Anna Maria Indrio.
■The new Opera on the harbour, designed by Henning Larsen.
■The Danish Jewish Museum designed by American Daniel Liebeskind.
■Ordrupgaard art museum's new wing, designed by Iraqi born Zaha Hadid.
■The Black Diamond - the new extension for the Royal Library, designed by Danish architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen.


The Black Diamond. Photo: Cees van Roeden

Read more about Danish Architecture on the website of the Danish Architecture Center, which also features online guided tours.


Ms. Mia Arlien-Søborg Levy

PA to the Ambassador/Cultural Affairs

E-mail: [email protected]