Mark A-to-Z: D is for Denmark

Mark A-to-Z: D is for Denmark

From Arne Jacobsen and Jørn Utzon to Bjarke Ingels and Henning Larsen, the Danish have their fair share of famous architects, many of whom have been known to build on home soil. Additionally, there’s never a shortage of Denmark-based projects popping up in the Notice Board section of Mark. We travel across the North Sea to visit five inspiring projects in the most western land of Scandinavia.

Experimentarium by CEBRA

Photo and lead image Adam Mørk

HELLERUP – The Experimentarium is a much-loved science centre that has been in its current location since 1991, with a mission to ‘stimulate interest in science and to increase awareness of methods and results’ within the discipline.


Brick House by Leth & Gori
Photo Stamers Kontor

COPENHAGEN – The exterior of the latest residential project by Copenhagen-based Leth & Gori recalls a rather commonplace catalogue house, albeit with a slightly contemporary flair. ‘The house has not been designed for one particular client but is part of a project titled Mini-CO2 Houses.


Technical Facility by C.F. Møller
Photo Jørgen True

ODENSE – The University of Southern Denmark’s most recent campus addition, the Technical Faculty, constitutes a collective research and education environment. C.F. Møller has devised an innovative scheme, uniting four individual institutes under one roof, to stimulate a fluidity of boundaries and knowledge sharing.


Ragnarok Museum by Cobe and MVRDV
Photo Rasmus Hjortsh

ROSKILDE – The new museum for rock, pop and youth culture is a building which stands out. Situated on top of an old warehouse of the former concrete factory Unicon, Ragnarock is part of a masterplan to transform the derelict site into a creative neighbourhood and symbol of rock music.


Wadden Sea Centre by Dorte Mandrup Arkitektur
Photo Adam Mørk

RIBE – The oldest town in Denmark is also home to the country’s largest, flattest and wettest national park. Known to be a migration stopover for nearly 15 million birds, the Wadden Sea intertidal zone on the western coast is formed from an assembly of natural biomes and owes its landscape to the diverse wildlife that inhabits it.

You can see all of our Denmark projects online here.

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