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A man swims from the Urban Rigger student housing block designed by Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen, Denmark

10 unmissable BIG projects in Denmark

Starchitect Bjarke Ingels has designed jaw-dropping buildings all over the world – from skyscrapers and waterfronts in New York City to Google’s HQ in London – and he comes from Denmark.

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Urban Rigger is a floating student housing designed by Bjarke Ingels.

A Bjarke Ingels Group tour of Denmark

His Copenhagen-based business Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is responsible for some of the most forward-thinking examples of modern architecture in the world - and that includes a lot of projects in Denmark. If you’re interested in seeing how they built a ski slope on top of a waste-to-energy plant, how they have brought community into apartment buildings or how they have found a way to put fun into everyday life, your tour starts here.

Click on the 'map' button to find an interactive map of all these sights, and start planning!

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Restaurant noma reopened in a new location which was designed by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

noma 2.0

Copenhagen’s most talked-about restaurant got the BIG treatment back in 2018, when they developed noma 2.0. Set in Christiania, the cluster of buildings were designed to reflect Nordic materials and building techniques, and include permagardens, a test kitchen and a bakery. Intriguingly, all rooms are designed so chefs have the best possible view, and so guests can see the chefs at work.

More design for your life

If you like buildings, you can build a Danish trip itinerary from these!

The Danish Architecture Center
Learn about Danish architecture and go on architecture tours at BLOX in Copenhagen
Superkilen park
Superkilen, Travel Trade Denmark
The Utzon Center
Utzon Center i Aalborg på Nordjylland
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
Your rainbow panorama, Olafur Eliasson, 2006 - 2011, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.
Experience world-class modern architecture in Copenhagen
The Maritime Museum, Helsingør
Architecture and design in Nordhavn
A lady running at the rooftop playground Konditaget Lüders in Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark