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COPENHAGEN has proved and strengthened its impressive position as architecture city in the last couple of years. Blessed with a rich architecture history, presently different parts of the city see new architecture and completely new neighbourhoods are being realised. Copenhagen benefits from its location near the water - with the former docklands falling vacant especially those parts of the city can be turned into real showpieces. The new opera, the royal theatre and the extension of the library are great examples. The southern harbour is redesigned with the Amsterdam Java-eiland (urban design by Sjoerd Soeters) as a source of inspiration. The Sluseholmen urban design proposed, just like its Dutch counterpart, an urban structure with closed building blocks and new canals.

Apart from the former docklands also new inner city neighbourhoods are in the process of redevelopment. In Frederiksberg a former porcelain manufactory is turned into housing, and around the metrostation the realisation of small squares combined with new developments creates a new centre for the neighbourhood. In the residential areas around the centre architects show their skills with various architectural interventions, at the same time dealing with the 1900s block structure in a respectful way.

Also the tradition of (sub)urban extensions is innovatively modernised with the urban development of Ørestad. Internationally renowned architects were asked to design parts of it: Jean Nouvel has designed the recently completed the Danish Radio Concert Hall and Daniel Libeskind created the Ørestad downtown masterplan. But apart from these far-famed architects especially young, Danish architecture offices practice the art of sublime Scandinavian architecture.


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Architecture by Aart, Arkitema, BIG (fomerly known as PLOT), Future Systems, Grøning Arkitekter, Zaha Hadid, Arne Jacobsen, JDS (formerly known as PLOT), Henning Larsen, Vilhelm Lauritzer, Daniel Libeskind, Lundgaard & Tranberg, Dorte Mandrup, C.F. Møllers, MVRDV, 3x Nielsen, Jean Nouvel, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, SLA Stig L. Andersson, Soeters van Eldonk, West 8, and many others






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