Year of motto in Copenhagen: "How architecture can change the world"

Year of motto in Copenhagen: "How architecture can change the world"

As of: 01/17/2023 5:54 pm

After Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen can call itself the “world capital of architecture” and has been celebrating it for a year now. Danish Crown Prince Frederik has described Copenhagen as something of a showcase for the world.

The Danish capital Copenhagen wants to present itself this year as a metropolis of innovative and sustainable architecture. As this year’s Capital of World Architecture, the city has officially launched a Year of Architecture.

Copenhagen is considered one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world. It is especially known for its numerous cyclists. As the second city after Rio de Janeiro 2021/21, Copenhagen has been awarded the title of World Capital of Architecture by the UN cultural organization UNESCO and on the recommendation of the International Association of Architects UIA.

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Danish architecture an “export hit”

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the themed year at Copenhagen City Hall, Patron Crown Prince Frederik said: “Take a walk, cycle or simply hop on the metro and see for yourself how Copenhagen is becoming a showcase of how architecture is changing. changing the world can.”

Good architecture has become an important part of the Danish identity, said the son of Queen Margrethe II. “We’re all surrounded by it – it’s our architecture and it reflects who we are as a society,” said Frederik. It has also become a Danish export hit, he added, referring to the world-famous Sydney Opera House designed by Danish artist Jørn Utzon.

Hundreds of planned events

In 2023, Copenhagen has over 300 events planned. Mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen is proud to have her city named this year’s Architecture Center of the World. “It’s a great honor and a great recognition of Copenhagen’s architecture and urban development,” she said. Copenhagen wants to inspire and share knowledge – and also looks forward to inspiration from others and discussions about the cities of the future.