Location: Kongens Nytorv

Period: 2023

Architecture is only given meaning once we interact with it. The concept of the pavilion ‘Reflections in Common’ is materialised in the design, which allows people to look at themselves against the backdrop of the city, and is a reflection space for the World Capital of Architecture 2023.


Municipality of Copenhagen
Urgent Agency
Standard Practice
Grønne Hjem

BEVICA Foundation

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Inside the pavilion, experience yourself, the city, and its nature from a new perspective. Take the time to stop. Take on a new perspective and take the reflection with you. Come back another day and experience how the atmosphere of the pavilion and the city change throughout the seasons. The mirror cabinet highlights the importance of reflection and self-reflection in the creation of a more sustainable city development.

When the year is over, all of the elements from the pavilion will be reused and the plants will be planted around Copenhagen.

The partnership behind the pavilion represents all parts of the construction value chain – from manufacturers to consultants and artisans.

“‘Reflections in Common’ is located at the beautiful and rather busy Kongens Nytorv. In the middle of traffic, workplaces, cafés, tourists and historical buildings, the pavilion will hopefully inspire Copenhageners and tourists to take a pause, bring new perspectives on the city, and be a reminder of Copenhagen’s human centered approach to planning and architecture. I also hope that the pavilion will reflect the fact that we all need to contribute to the solutions to reach our sustainability goals

Camilla Van Deurs
City Architect, City of Copenhagen


All the elements in the pavilion will be reused and the plants will be planted around Copenhagen.


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