Danish Architecture Center

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj

Danish Architecture Center

Photo: Jeppe Sørensen

Danish Architecture Center

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj

Danish Architecture Center

Danish Architecture Center (DAC) is an international cultural attraction passionate about engaging more people in the world og architecture. It explores architecture, urban development and design from its base at BLOX on Copenhagen harbourside. You can visit engaging exhibitions or join city walks and events – also for families.

The regularly-updated exhibitions at DAC showcase the latest trends in architecture along with insights from leading Danish architects. It's a place to discover masters of architecture like Jan Gehl and Arne Jacobsen, along with the most interesting Danish studios right now, for example BIG and 3XN, who have produced innovative architecture such as the VM Houses in Ørestad and the UN city at Copenhagen harbor. DAC also hosts permanent exhibitions about Danish architecture and design history – also experience the DAC Slide – the wildest art installation in Copenhagen that challenge your senses on a unique 40-meter, 4-story spiral slide

Permanent exhibition: So Danish!

Danish Architecture Center's first permanent exhibition on Danish architecture. The exhibition unfolds the story of Danish architecture from the Viking Age to the present day and gives you the opportunity to travel into architecture and understand how central it is to our democratic society.

With the exhibition, you will experience how architecture has always played a central role in our education, our cultural understanding and our common future. In addition to all the highlights of Danish architectural history, there will also be the opportunity to delve into the individual style periods, meet the architects, and discover brand new projects that have had a major impact on the architecture we are surrounded by today and in the future.

Guided architecture tours

You can also experience architecture up close with DAC as your personal guide. A variety of public guided tours with expert guides uncover Copenhagen's architectural legacy, with visits to hidden modern gems, new Danish icons, vibrant neighbourhoods and historic landmarks. It's all aimed to showcase the reasons why Copenhagne is one of the most livable and sustainable cities in the world. All tour tickets include free entrance to DAC.

DAC Design Shop and Café

DAC Design Shop is a hub for design products in the Copenhagen Cultural District. Visit and explore an inspiring design store featuring lifestyle products from leading and upcoming Danish and international brands. 

When you've fully explored the exhibition space and shop, head for the top. High above Copenhagen's streets, DAC Café serves simple and elegant Nordic dishes made from local and organic produce. To one side, you have spectacular views of the vibrant waterfront, and to the other, the Copenhagen Cultural District displays a unique view of 1,000 years of Danish history.Whether you go for drinks or dinner, DAC Café offers new perspectives on Copenhagen from three large rooftop terraces. 

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