On March 24, 2023, the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) will open the first permanent exhibition on Danish architecture in Copenhagen, titled “So Danish!”
The exhibition traces the history of Danish architecture from the Viking Age to the present day, exploring its role in shaping the country’s culture and democratic society. It features iconic buildings, urban spaces, infrastructure projects, and landscape architecture, presented in cinematic installations that bring the buildings to life.
The opening event includes a Building Battle, a jazz concert, and dinner at the DAC Café. The exhibition is part of Copenhagen’s architecture-focused program for 2023, following its proclamation as the World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO.
The exhibition, titled “So Danish!”, will be a permanent fixture at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen. The exhibit tells the story of Danish architecture from the Viking Age to the present day, highlighting its evolution and impact on Danish society. It provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore Danish architectural history, become familiar with individual style periods, and discover new projects that have had an impact on the country’s architectural practice.
The exhibition showcases a wide range of architectural works, including buildings, urban spaces, infrastructure projects, and landscape architecture. Specific installations aim to bring iconic buildings to life and recreate the feeling of standing in the physical building.
To mark the opening of the exhibition, the Danish Architecture Center will host a Building Battle event on March 23, 2023. This event will feature a Pecha Kucha storytelling show where significant voices from the architecture field will help visitors decide which building deserves the title of “The Most Iconic Building” in Danish architecture. The event also includes an acoustic jazz concert, opening speeches, and dinner at the DAC Café.
The So Danish! exhibition is part of Copenhagen’s architecture-focused program for 2023, following UNESCO’s proclamation of Copenhagen as the World Capital of Architecture. The city will also host the UIA World Congress of Architects in July 2023, along with several other anticipated events such as the Copenhagen Architecture Festival, the Film Mosaic competition, and the Open House Copenhagen.