Danish Urban Living Experience
ICONIC DESIGN | M.T.
The Danish Architecture Center (DAC) has inaugurated its new center inside BLOX, an innovative structure in the port of Copenhagen; it was designed as a city in a city, a living home that aspires to become the beating heart of urban vitality. The iconic multi-purpose building in the port of the Danish capital was built with support from philanthropic association Realdania. It was designed by architect Ellen Van Loon from OMA, founded by Rem Koolhaas (designer of Torre Prada in Milan). The building was specifically developed to accommodate the DAC, which is located in the structure’s center with major areas and auditoriums for exhibitions, conferences, and training.
Welcome Home is the inaugural exhibition, a journey through Danish homes over time, during great eras like industrialization and globalization.
Visitors are welcomed by a work by artist Olafur Eliasson – Multiple Shadow House – an interactive installation dedicated to future living trends. “We asked Olafur Eliasson to create a work that could produce a direct experience, recreating the feeling when we enter a room and meet other people. We believe it is a great way to get our guests to reflect on what a home is, and what it can become,” says Kent Martinussen, Managing Director of the DAC