On this southbound tour, you will see a great variety of different approaches to urban development, refurbishment, and innovative projects in former industrial areas, as well as climate adaptation projects with a great focus on inclusive urban spaces for diverse user groups.
Starting from the central city the route will take you to places such as:
- The harbor Bath (PLOT / Bjarke Ingels and Julien de Smedt)
- The Wave (Julien de Smedt Architects)
- The City Dune and SEB Bank (SLA landscape architects and Lundgaard and Tranberg)
- The Bicycle Snake (Dissing+Weitling Architects)
- Gemini Residence (MVRDV)
- Havnevigen (Vandkunsten, Arkitema et al., masterplan by MVRDV)
- Sluseholmen (Sjoerd Soeters)
- Sømærk (Vandkunsten)
- Skolen i Sydhavnen / Sydhavnen Primary School (JJW architects)
- Carlsberg City Urban Area (Entasis et al.)
- Forskerboligerne (Praksis Architects)
- Enghaven Climate Park (Tredje Natur / Third Nature Architects)
- ..and more
“Phenomenal experience – probably my favorite in CPH / of all time! We got a high level of insight from the supremely clever and knowledgeable Alice and loved the tour. Highly recommend over a walking tour. “Yvonne, Paris, France
Who is this tour aimed for?
This tour is aimed at both visitors with a general interest in architecture and the UN sustainability goals as well as professionals within the building industries.
We take pride in addressing a broad variety of visitors in a straightforward language without pretentious archi-lingo. At the same time, we are not holding back on professional discussions and knowledge exchanges.
We also never shy away from taking a personal and sometimes critical standpoint by addressing and discussing also the mistakes and unintended consequences.
Small group size
We treasure the personal connection and the opportunity to exchange views and experiences along the way. Our maximum group size is 10.
It’s not a fitness session, but all participants should be fairly experienced on a bike and fairly comfortable in traffic. The pace is comfortable and we make plenty of stops.
The tour is suitable from 12 years up, the route mainly follows bike routes, and avoids heavy car traffic.
For someone new on a bike or uncomfortable on the bike lanes, we’ll be happy to offer a custom tour at a slower pace, choosing quieter routes. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your guides on the tour are:
Alice Lempel Søndergaard
Alice has worked in various positions in urban planning and strategy and is commenting on and reviewing new architecture.
She has a degree in philosophy and modern culture and she has a profound interest in how our built environment and city planning are influencing everyday life in the city.
Asser has a background as a building designer on smaller, very diverse projects and as a teacher at the School of Architecture in Aarhus.
Asser is an architect by trade, and since 2020 he is studying construction engineering at the DTU (Technical University of Denmark).
You can read more on his blog: copenhagenarchitecture.dk.
Occasionally, on busy days, we make use of freelance architect guides, who are also professionals from the building and planning industry.
Bikes and equipment
On this tour, we use our Danish Winther high-quality bikes, a classy, traditional biking experience. We have different sizes, and the seats are adjustable.
Optional helmets are included as well as a bottle of tap water that we bring on the tour.
Before and after
Please meet us 15 minutes prior to the tour to get you equipped and ready, so we can start on time. In consideration of other tour guests, we cannot wait for latecomers.
We start and finish the tour at the beCopenhagen basecamp, Fortunstræde 1, 1065 Copenhagen.
You can store your luggage here during the tour, and after returning you can rest with a cold soft drink. Feel free to use our WiFi and charge your phone/device.
You can find additional and practical information on our FAQ page.