An AIA Europe Conference on Architecture and Urbanism

Copenhagen, Denmark | April 11-14, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019


Opening Reception at SHL Office

Founded in 1986, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects is one of Scandinavia's most recognized and award-winning architectural practices. Known around the world for its iconic, highly sustainable commercial, cultural and civic architecture, the firm is behind such notable projects such as Halifax Central Library in Canada; The International Criminal Court in The Netherlands; Dokk1, Scandinavia's largest public library; and Malmö Live, a concert, congress and hotel in Sweden. The firm recently won competitions to design the Maritime Knowledge Hub at Wirral Waters in the UK; the new sustainable headquarters for Solvay in Belgium; and a new library for the University of Bristol in the UK.


Tour of SHL Offices + a Lecture and Tour of Islands Brygge

Join a guided tour of the firm’s self-designed Copenhagen office in the city’s Islands Brygge neighbourhood. Hear about the studio’s current work on projects including the transformative Monroe Blocks mixed-use development in Detroit, Michigan; VIA, a mixed-use development in the heart of Oslo; and Dahlerups Tower and the surrounding Caroline Hus that together make up a 39,800 m² mixed-use development in Copenhagen’s new Carlsberg Byen district in Copenhagen.

Friday, April 12, 2019


Conference Opening Lectures at Design Museum Denmark

This historical museum was founded in 1890 by the Confederation of Danish Industries in Copenhagen , and continues today with it’s goal of communicating the idea of quality within design. Here we will witness this functional design archive and the entrance to Denmark as a design destination. Photo by: Helen Ilus via Wikimedia

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Danish Architecture Center Walking Tour, Lunch and Boat Tour

Tour and Lecture at KADK

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) is the leading academy in Scandinavia in the fields of architecture, design and conservation. Their core activities are rooted in 7 institutes, which generate education, research, consultancy and innovation.

Saturday, April 13, 2019


Lecture and Tour at BLOX / Danish Architecture Center

The BLOX project, home of the Danish Architecture Center (DAC)


Trip to Ørestad

A developing area of Copenhagen, Ørestad is a dynamic developing neighborhood with several award winning architecture.


Gala Dinner at Søren K Restaurant at the Black Diamond Library

Sunday, April 14, 2019


Trip to Nordhavn District and COBE Architects office

CPH City & Port Development is developing Nordhavn, the new waterfront city district in Copenhagen. The area is being transformed from an active industrial port into a modern residential and business Quarter. When completed, Nordhavn will have room for 40,000 residents and an equal number of work places. The new city district will literally be built on top of historical Copenhagen. Nordhavn has been extended several times to provide a bigger commercial harbor.


Tour of Grundtvigs Kirke

Grundtvig’s church is by far one of the most recognizable churches in Scandinavia. It was built as a memorial to the Danish philosopher, pastor, historian and author Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872).

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Tour and Reception at the Open Swiss Embassy

The Residence: Richelieus Allé 14 in Hellerup: some call it the most beautiful property at the Oresund between Copenhagen and the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek. Built in 1906 by the award-wining architect Christen Gotfred Tvede (1863-1947) it stands today still well conserved in its singular beauty in a breathtaking park-like environment.


Swiss Embassy Pavilion

The Pavilion: Recently a glass Pavilion has been added by another price winning architect, Roland Meier, a Swiss-born architect practicing in Copenhagen. His annex to the traditional summer house creates a productive disruption and though headed by a solid concrete structure, the building seems to float graciously.