Copenhagen is a city of paradoxes – big enough to call itself a metropolis, yet small enough to have a cozy atmosphere. Its history dates back to 1167, but the visions of modern innovative architects like Arne Jacobsen and Bjarke Ingels also influences the cityscape.
This year, 2023, Copenhagen is the World Capital of Architecture, outpointed by Unesco UIA, and we at Cph:cool are thrilled to be part of the whole program, offered by The City of Copenhagen.
On our guided architecture walk you will see the great buildings of both old and new masters, while walking through the most interesting and beautiful parts of the city. We will pass the curvy shapes of SEB bank´s headquarter, designed by Lundgaad and Tranberg on an artificial hill. Afterwards we stroll towards the wooden and sensual Wave on the water, which added some important liveability to this part of town. We will then continue to the powerful Royal Library, also known as the Black Diamond and the new architecture center, while showing you how the waterfront changed from an industrial hub to a recreative hangout. On our way to the historic neighbourhood of Christianshavn we will drop by the parliament and the old renaissance stock exchange – and take a look at The Opera House, The National Bank as well as the iconic functionalistic Knippelsbro from 1935 and the smooth corporate former head quarter of Nordea, designed by Henning Larsen. We end the tour near free town Christiania and the cute and colourful canals of Christianshavn, where there are several options for lunch, dinner or coffee in one of the many cool bars and restaurants.
The ArchiTour is not only for achitecture afficinados, but also a very nice way of experiencing the essentials of Copenhagen and getting a geographic and historic overview of the urban development and scales of the city. If you are more interested in other areas of town, we can easily tailormake an architecture tour around e.g. Ørestad or Nordhavn.
Photos: credits to visitcopenhagen.dk/monokrom.dk