Stunning Photos of Extraordinary Architecture
With help from a number of architectural firms, DANISH™ has compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful pictures of Danish architecture. Time to get lost in stunning buildings.Denmark is known for having beautiful architecture, but it takes a special touch to convey the extraordinary buildings in a photo. DANISH™ has worked with some of the top architectural firms to give you this list of the 10 most stunning images of Danish architecture. BESTSELLER office complex The BESTSELLER office complex comprises a varied flotilla of buildings on different levels connected by a series of outdoor spaces, e.g. courtyards, terraces and roof gardens. The mixture of office buildings and outdoor spaces creates the impression that this is a town within a town. The complex, surrounded by canals and lakes on all four sides, forms the entrance to the new, urban district at the waterfront in Aarhus, Denmark. The City Dune/SE Bank Photo OREV // TORBEN PETERSEN Unlike buildings that – roughly speaking – go into their decay phase the second they are built, the life of a green urban space only truly starts after its "completion". SLA A/S’s The City Dune/SE Bank is a good example of how nature-based design develops over time and creates value for a long time after the architects have finished their job: Here, the first photo was taken when the project was completed in 2010; the second, in 2016. Nørreport Station Photo RASMUS HJORTSHØJ // COAST Nørreport Station, renovated by Danish architectural companies COBE and Gottlieb Paludan Architects, is the busiest station in Denmark with roughly 250,000 people bustling through it daily. Nørreport Station is composed of a series of rounded, floating roofs, mounted on striking glass pavilions. A study of pedestrians’ preferred routes formed the basis for the station’s new design, providing an open and welcoming public space with specific thought directed to the needs of cyclists and pedestrians. The Aabybro School Photo CEBRA PARTNER // ARKITEKT MAA MIKKEL FROST The Aabybro School with four parallel building sections for approx. 1,100 children are located on two separate, yet closely connected sites, 250 m apart. Despite this physical separation, the school needed to function and be perceived as one unified whole. Therefore, the design uses one large basic shape that is cut in half and shifted. Moesgaard Museum Photo HUFTON + CROW This 16,000 m2 museum is uniquely located in the hilly landscape of Skåde, south of Aarhus. With its sloping roofscape of grass, moss and flowers in bright colours, the building will appear as a powerful visual landmark, perceptible even from the sea. Hubhult Photo ADAM MØRK Hubhult is IKEA's new global meeting centre and workspace – home to 1,000 employees. From the overall geometry to the technical detail, the design task was to create optimum energy efficient and sustainable solutions. Royal Arena Photo ADAM MØRK Royal Arena is placed at Øresund in Southern Copenhagen. The purpose of the building is to attract thousands of people to Copenhagen to contribute to the overall economy. Hence, the Arena is supposed to function as a state-of-the-art and flexible venue offering spectators a unique world-class experience. Royal Arena is expected to be completed in early 2017. Voss Secondary School Photo CEBRA PARTNER // ARKITEKT MAA MIKKEL FROST The Aabybro School with four parallel building sections for approx. 1,100 children are located on two separate, yet closely connected sites, 250 m apart. Despite this physical separation, the school needed to function and be perceived as one unified whole. Therefore, the design uses one large basic shape that is cut in half and shifted. The South Harbour School Photo TORBEN ESKEROD The South Harbour School in Copenhagen is a new public school with a maritime and public profile, also inviting its neighbours and reaching out to the city as it aims to become an active and socially sustainable part of its new community. JJW Architects designed South Harbour with the understanding that schools are equally places for learning and for social exchange. Grønnegården at Herning Gymnasium Photo JENS LINDHE Everywhere at Herning Gymnasium visitors can view high-quality art, as a result of a clear priority from the school management. The art here is essential and indispensable. Grønnegården, designed and developed by architects Schoenherr, aims to live up to the school's artistic vision. Grønnegården is a closed courtyard built around clean and geometric principles and forms.