A ‘homecoming’ trip to the Danish Architecture Center

The sunken entrance, textured stairs and feature-rich blocks of DAC are still lingering in our minds.

Last year, we launched the book ‘News in Nordic Architecture – Textures + Materials’ in the DAC. We thus visited DAC again to explore the story behind the building another time.

DAC is located in the spectacular BLOX building on Copenhagen’s waterfront. The building is designed by the world-renowned Dutch architectural firm OMA, with architect Ellen Van Loon leading the project. The building creates a ‘city within the city’ through its magic trick – the small blocks featuring a variety of functions are combined into one big block. Spacious exhibition rooms, an auditorium, conference and teaching facilities, and a rooftop café are all merged within the BLOX. It also connects the city and the harbor which creates a mix of old and new, classic and modern, stable and dynamic.