The Danish Architecture Centre offers guided tours in English every Sunday during the summer called Sunday Walks. Choose between a tour to Kalvebod Brygge or the ‘inner city green walk’.
The tour to Kalvebod Brygge provides a fascinating insight into the on-going development along a substantial portion of the Copenhagen waterfront. In addition to the specific impact of new and upcoming buildings and public spaces, the walk also provides an insight into the latest development of Copenhagen Harbour, and how the harbour is being incorporated into overall plans for the city.
The tour begins at Kalvebod Brygge, where visitors are introduced to the upcoming construction on the brewery site, designed by Dutch OMA.
Kalvebod Brygge is a pedestrian pathway over the Copenhagen waterfront. The project for redevelopment of the area, which began with a public competition in 2008, was awarded to a group of architects including KLAR, JDS (Julien De Smedt architects), Niras, and Sloth Møller. The project is conceptually a continuation of the well-known project on the opposite side of the canal, Islands Brygge Park, constructed ten years ago by PLOT, which then split into the two well-known architectural practices JDS and BIG (Bjarke Ingels). With their experience working in the area, Julien De Smedt architects managed to transform a section of the coastline that was formerly an industrial area into a place for leisurely strolls that has become very popular with the people of Denmark’s capital as well as visitors, particularly in warmer weather.
From there it is a short walking distance to Kalvebod Bølge, with a wonderful view over the inner harbour.
Leaving the waterfront, the tour continues across the public space under Krystallen, and then proceed via Dantes Plads to Vestervoldgade. A radical reorganization of traffic has been completed there, in order to create a better connection between the harbour and the city.
Sunday Walks in Copenhagen end at the Tourist Information Centre after crossing Rådhuspladsen (The City Hall Square) and passing the new House of Industry.
Visitors get free entrance to the exhibition at Danish Architecture Centre together with their Sunday Walk.
It’s neccesary to sign up. Sign up through these links and please note, that the tour is in English. Remember to bring your receipt.