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New exhibition at Danish Architecture Center celebrates Vilhelm Lauritzen architects' 100 years

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj

The new exhibition, Our Architecture, opening on November 18 takes guests through 100 years of welfare architecture in Denmark. Through the iconic buildings of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, the exhibition tells the story of how architects designed the framework for the good life.

Our Architecture runs from November 18, 2022, to April 9, 2023, at the Danish Architecture Center and is part of the UNESCO World Capital of Architecture 2023 festival program. The exhibition is curated by the Danish Architecture Center in collaboration with Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects. Using Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects as a lens for 100 years of Danish architectural development, Our Architecture presents architecture as the framework for life in the Danish welfare society of today.

Our Architecture starts a hundred years ago with the establishment of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s architectural firm in 1922. Lauritzen became one of the founders of Danish Modernism and one of Denmark’s most recognized architects. He was a functionalist, embracing the dogma that form always follows function. He was also a humanist, insisting, despite his pragmatic approach, that good architecture should be for everyone and never just for a privileged few.

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Experience architecture with your body

Our Architecture invites you to a sensory experience of the evolution of architecture, featuring more than 60 works with rich and fascinating stories, including public buildings, housing, institutions, hospitals, cultural institutions, offices and airports. Through concerts, interviews, models and interactive installations, guests can explore the building blocks of Denmark’s welfare architecture.

Join a concert at VEGA and discover how good architecture sounds. Feel the materials from our most iconic buildings, like the glazed black tiles from the facade of DR Byen. And experience how our travel patterns have changed through a video projection of air traffic at Copenhagen Airport – from the iconic Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal from 1936 to today’s international airline hub, which serves 30 million travellers every year.

Our Architecture for children

The exhibition offers architectural experiences for all ages, including an interactive learning table that takes the youngest guests on a journey through the materials used in architecture, encouraging them to sense and explore the evolution from raw material to construction material. The logic and challenges of architecture are communicated in a kids-friendly way by presenting sea shells and eelgrass as the construction materials of the future, while giant models invite guests of all ages to experience architecture in new ways.

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