17 Jan 2023
Living Places at the World Capital of Architecture
From left, Lone Feifer, Kristine Munkgård & Camilla van Deurs.
The UNESCO - UIA World Capital of Architecture 2023 officially launched at the Copenhagen City Hall with special guests including HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. As only the 2nd city to ever receive this designation, Copenhagen will host a full year of exciting events, exhibitions and debates within architecture and sustainable urban development.
Living Places Copenhagen is a proud partner project, created in collaboration with VELUX, EFFEKT, MOE and Enemærke & Petersen, that will open in spring 2023. The exhibition of seven prototypes – five open pavilions and two finished homes in full scale, rethinks how we build today and challenges the building industry to create responsible and regenerative solutions that benefit both people and the planet.
"Living Places Copenhagen will feature a programme of debates and activities designed to drive an important conversation on the role of buildings in the synergy between housing and society,”
says Lone Feifer, Director of Sustainable Buildings at VELUX.
With the overall narrative ”Copenhagen in Common”, the World Capital of Architecture 2023 will address the common urban issues such as history, nature, everyday life - and how architecture can support building a more sustainable future in our cities. The Copenhagen in Common theme will celebrate communities, dialogue, and quality of life, and the whole year will be a lever to create awareness of a democratic and sustainable urban environment.
In collaboration with an array of partners, the City of Copenhagen has created a programme for the year with more than 300 events and activities.
Find the programme here: