DAC – Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen
The DAC – Danish Architecture Center (Danish: Dansk Arkitektur Center) in Copenhagen is the main cultural institution in Denmark exclusively focused on architecture and urban design.
Founded in 1986 and currently co-funded by the private philanthropic association Realdania and the Danish government, the center is housed in the Gammel Dok building, a former warehouse completed in 1882 on the Copenhagen waterfront.
The imposing brick-clad home of the DAC accommodates exhibition galleries, a library, a 130-seat main conference room, six smaller meeting rooms, a cafeteria, and a gift shop.
External views of the Gammel Dok, home of the DAC Danish Architecture Center
The center, which mission is “to launch partnerships that can deliver new, sustainable visions for the way society is to be organized in the future”, hosts a broad range of events related to architecture, building, and urban design, including temporary exhibitions, professional courses, conferences, seminars, guided city tours, workshops, educational programs for children and families, and special events.
Exhibition gallery, conference room, book store, and cafeteria at the DAC
In 2018, the Danish Architecture Center will move to a new venue, housed in a brand new mixed-use building in central Copenhagen, called BLOX, designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas / OMA.
The BLOX building, the future home of the Danish Architecture Center
All images courtesy of Dansk Arkitektur Center
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BLOX is a new mixed-use building designed by Rem Koolhaas / OMA in the Copenhagen harbor. Opened in May 2018, it also accommodates the new home of DAC
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