New Nordic Architecture in Copenhagen - Bustour
Transportation: Bus and a little walking
Duration: 4 ½ hour
Capacity: full bus
Pick-up: Frihavnen or Langelinie ( The guide meets the tourists at pick-up location)
End point: Frihavnen or Langelinie
Photo stops: UN City, The Royal Playhouse, Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen Towers, BIG’s “ The Mountain” VM Houses, BIG’s 8House
Lunch break: Fields
Total price: 7500 DKK (Bus and lunch not included in the price)
Language: Danish or English
Experience Ørestad can also book the bus for you.
Star architects like Bjarke Ingels Group sets Copenhagen on the world map for new ways of thinking architecture and new ways of living.
This tour takes you around new nordic and iconic architecture and construction sites where new areas in Copenhagen are being developed. It’s not for nothing that Copenhagen attracts many tourists interested in architecture, scandinavian design and urban development. Copenhagen knows how experimenting architecture combined with a sustainable way of thinking improves quality of life. This leads to eg. new types of housing and new ways of living in Copenhagen.
First sight on the tour is the sustainable City Of The Future - Nordhavn where we will stop at the ‘shining white star’ the FN city.
Next stop is the The Royal Playhouse by architects Lundgaard and Tranberg. The nordic look to this building is beautiful and the edifice combines theatre with an open foyer and new possibilities to explore the harbour. We continue to the popular Islands Brygge where new living areas are developing rapidly with row houses and old industrial buildings being transformed into hip apartments.
Next we visit Ørestad known for combining high technological and iconic architecture with a green way of thinking life. We stop at the round shaped and popular Tietgen Dormitory by Lundgaard and Tranberg. The tour continues and passes Jean Nouvel’s DR Concert Hall named “the meteor”. Next stop is Bjarke Ingels’ famous “'Mountain” and “VM houses”. From here we also see the skyrocketing hotel Bella Sky. We pass the most sought out High School in Copenhagen - namely the Ørestad College by the architects 3XN.
For the lunch break we go to 'Traktørstedet' located at the 'verge of civilazation'- namely the vast nature resort Kalvebod Common. Here you can buy lunch or refreshments and enjoy the spectacular view. Next stop is the famous and iconic 8House by Bjarke Ingels Group.The 8House has a prime location to the huge nature reserve Kalvebod Common. Nowhere else in Europe is a nature reserve of this size so close to a metropolitan area. We also pass Royal Arena soon to host big music- and sportsevents.
We continue to the ‘Venice of Copenhagen’ namely “Sluseholmen” built on eight artificial islets, where canals and bridges connects the islets. The edifice Metropolis - a futuristic building looking like a Starwars movie is located on a peninsula and rises 11 storages.
We continue along Kalvebod Brygge where we see the SEB Headquarters - two commercial buildings by Lundgaard and Tranberg connected by an impressive landscape of ‘gletchers and nordic forests’ - SLA landscape Architects. From here we head back to the ship passing Kalvebod Brygge also passing Axeltowers - a new landmark in Copenhagen located opposite Tivoli.
On the bus tour the guide will also unfold these architectural highlights:
The Royal Opera, BLOX, The Black Diamond, The “Crystal”, the Harbour Pool by BIG, “Havneholmen” and Gemini Residence.
Please fill out the formula below for booking this tour giving the preferred date and time for your excursion. Or call +45 51 23 74 38
30% discount for schools and highschools