Welcome to BLOX!
World Capital of Architecture 2023
In 2023, Copenhagen is the World Capital of Architecture. Throughout the year, BLOX will be the epicenter of the celebrations with a number of activities in the Danish Architecture Center, BLOXHUB (the Nordic hub for sustainable urban development) and in the urban spaces around the building. This will also be the case July 2. -6., when Copenhagen is hosting the UIA World Congress of Architects – the worlds largest congress for sustainable architecture, construction and urban development.
Exhibitions, guided tours, events and cafes
BLOX presents a broad selection of activities all year round. We invite you to experience Nordic design and architecture - and with world-class exhibitions, talks, summer schools and activities for citizens, BLOX is your destination for sustainable urban development, architecture, design and new ideas.
BLOX is home of DAC - Danish Architecture Center - that brings people closer to architecture. From cities, sidewalks and harbor baths to tiny forest cabins, tall skyscrapers and comfortable modernist chairs. DAC invites everyone to explore the physical surroundings through thought-provoking exhibitions, guided tours and events.
Co-creating our urban future
BLOXHUB is Denmark’s new base for future urban solutions, with a co-working space in the heart of Copenhagen and an international network of businesses, organisations and researchers within urbanisation. The community develops international solutions with a Nordic approach to create towns and cities with focus on the people who live there.
Where, how and when to get in touch
Urban life, architecture and sustainability
With its bridges and squares on the harbour front in Copenhagen, BLOX enhances the city space with another chapter in the evolution of the Port of Copenhagen from an industrial dockland to a harbour for people, where locals and visitors can meet and enjoy life by the water. BLOX is a national and international gathering place that engages people in architecture, design and sustainable urban development through exhibitions, events, business development and new partnerships. BLOX was built as part of the philanthropic association Realdania’s work and it was designed by the internationally recognised Dutch architects OMA.
BLOX is a part of
Copenhagen Cultural District
BLOX is a part of the Copenhagen Cultural District. The Cultural District is located in the heart of Copenhagen and lets you explore Denmark's past, present and future - all within a 10-minute walking radius.
Read more: https://kulturkvarteret.dk/en/
About the founder and owner (Realdania)
BLOX has been financed by Realdania, and built and owned by Realdania's subsidiary Realdania By & Byg. Realdania is a philanthropic association with more than 149,000 members. The association seeks to improve quality of life through the built environment, defined as the physical settings for our everyday life. Realdania is focused on both living and future generations and seeks to promote sustainability and generate new knowledge and innovation. Since 2000, Realdania has supported more than 3,200 projects with a total of DKK 17 billion. Anyone in Denmark who owns real estate can become a member.
The BLOX building is itself an architectural landmark and an inspiring example of sustainable urban development. The building is designed by the internationally acclaimed architectural firm, OMA, as a city within the city, where people of all ages can meet, discuss, eat, play, exercise, work and live. At the same time, BLOX connects historic and contemporary parts of Copenhagen’s harbor front area that were previously divided.
Michael Guldager, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: +45 21 25 53 89
Delegations and professionals
Mette Laursen, BLOX Global Ambassador
Phone: +45 28 11 17 44
Visits and tours
Danish Architecture Center
Phone: +45 20 96 93 42 (Monday - Friday 10-12 am.)