Danish Architecture and Urban Design – University of Copenhagen

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Danish Architecture and Urban Design


Danish Architecture and Urban Design is a course in English for international students. Architecture is seen as a much wider practice in Denmark, than merely the art of making buildings. The course gives an overview of Danish architecture and urban planning over the last 100 years, with an emphasis on the human perspective of architecture. Examples of architecture with a Nordic approach to the planning and design of the physical environment will be discussed. The culture, climate and scale are important elements in the way the profession and the Nordic welfare states have been dealing with the international trends and styles, as they have been translated into the local settings. Excursions and self guided field trips to see and experience examples of the architecture and planning are important elements of this lecture course.

Time: The course is held on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. First lecture is on February 12th

Location: Room 15A.2.11 (at KUA2)

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Please notice that programme, dates and room are subject to changes. The programme is from a previous semester and can be used as indicative.