We recommend exploring the city of Copenhagen while you are here. We have arranged for an array of Architectural themed tours taking place after the congress programme ends in Bella Center- for some, you need to buy a ticket, others are offered by donors and partners of the congress but all require you to be a participant in the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023


Tours start after 15:30 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday July 3-5 and after 14:30 on Thursday July 6.

All tours depart from Bella Center and buses will be marked with tour name. Please book in advance via the register link.

Tickets are not refundable. If you cannot join the tour you have booked, please let us know on, as spaces are limited.

You will be asked to show your congress badge when joining a tour.

  • On all walking tours, you can also bring an electric wheelchair
  • It is possible to bring service dogs on buses and boats
  • If you have a personal helper, this person can come along for free


Inclusivity is important to us. We’ve tried to describe the tours in as much detail as possible, so you can assess if this is a tour for you. For example by describing if modalities have limitations: visuals (brightness, darkness), mobility (uneven surfaces or stairs), Auditory (Loud, muffled), olfactory (smells, allergies, pollen), Spatially (wide open, enclosed or not suited for claustrophibics) etc. Read each tour description before booking the tour to know more.



July 3 - 6 2023, 15:30-18:30

Ørestad – a modernist plan with future-oriented solutions

Take a metro and walking tour of Ørestad, an entirely new district of Copenhagen, from early 1990s, a testing grounds for a new model of urban development, with iconic buildings reflecting Danish cultural values, some now the most Instagrammed in Scandinavia.
July 3 - 6 2023, 15:30-18:30

Nordhavn – a harbor district takes form

Tour Nordhavn, an entire new district of Copenhagen, where new urban development meets former industrial sites, featuring beautiful transformations of silos, sustainable solutions, a harbor bath and a metro line
Ty Stange
July 3 - 6 2023, 15:30-18:30

Copenhagen – World Capital of Architecture

A walking tour in central Copenhagen takes a retrospective look at the city’s industrial past and connects it to the city of today, where street food, climate resilience and harbor baths are what it’s all about.
July 3 - 6 2023, 15:30-18:30

Carlsberg City District – where history and future meet

Tour Carlsberg City District, once the brewery and home of Denmark’s most famous brewers. A former industrial site, endowed with beautiful building details, now transformed, former industrial buildings taking on new life, intermixed with new build and high-rises, and featuring climate-resilient solutions.
July 3 - 6 2023, 15:30-18:30

Harbor cruise – a harbor in transition

Cruise Copenhagen’s Harbor, the pulse of the city. Just mere decades ago, a waterway obscured by industry, freight ships, warehouses, and polluted water. Today, a harborscape transformed, with swimmers, pleasure boats, and innovative sustainable architecture. Learn about the key decisions that led to this new blue park.



Projects who have won THE RENOVER PRIZE

NH Collection foto. Thomas Muus Renoverprisen
July 3 2023, 16:30 – 19:30

Rethinking Resources in the City Center

Stroll through the inner city, experiencing a variety of brutal and imposing structures, which has been profiled and awarded, for their re-adaption and repurposing into hotels, commercial and office spaces.
July 4 2023, 16:30-19:30

Rethinking Resources in the Borough of Amager

Tour the borough of Amager, visiting a handful of sites, which has been profiled and awarded, for their re-configuration from past industrial use into housing and office communities offering alternatives affording work-life balance.
July 5 2023, 15:30-18:30

Rethinking Resources in the Suburbs of Ballerup

Journey out to Ballerup, a suburb of greater Copenhagen, for a tour of housing, which has been profiled and awarded for the retrofitting and re-adaption, creating more space and a better places for homelife and social gathering with neighbours and local community.



July 4, 2023 17:00-18:00

Online Tour of The House of Disability Organisations

Get an online tour of one of the world’s most accessible office buildings. Here, 300 employees are able to move around and work on equal terms – whether they have a disability or not. The building is built on the ideas of universal design and continues to be a beacon for inclusive architecture.
July 6 2023, 14:30-19:30

Nature, Health & Design Laboratory: Arboretum

Journey out of town to Arboretum, a full-scale out-of-doors HDLA [health design in landscape architecture] laboratory, featuring three accessible, inclusive and health-promoting landscape projects, instrumental to the implementation of UN SDGs, without leaving vulnerable groups behind.
AART architects
July 6 2023, 14:30 - 21:30

Universal Design for Vacation Time: Musholm

Travel west to Musholm, at the far edge of Zealand, to experience the Musholm vacation center – configured with universal design in mind – offering inclusive vacation and recreational experiences – accommodating special needs.


Tours hosted by the Nordic Associations of Architects

Timeless Exploration

Malmö architectural decades, from 1900 to today; Self-guided tour

Self-guided walking tour of architecture in Malmö from ten different decades. Experience architectural gems in central Malmö from 1900 to 2013. The buildings span from national romanticism to a contemporary market hall in a transformed freight depot by one of Sweden’s most renowned architects. Hosted by Architects Sweden
July 1, 2023 9:00-17:00

Aarhus City Center

Tour Aarhus by foot, walking through new and historic districts of the city, visiting Aarhus school of architecture, Aarhus City Hall, Aarhus university campus and more.
July 4, 2023 15:30-17:30

FULLY BOOKED – KID CITY Study trip; Children, playing and democracy

Study tour focusing on children, playing and democracy. The tour consist of two site visit and ends up at Form/Design Center in Malmö in time for the side event: KID CITY – Child Friendly Planning & Architecture. Here the exhibition PLAY FOR DEMOCRACY is featured. Hosted by Architects Sweden
July 6, 2023 14:30-17:30

Malmö today; reinterpreted industrial history and modern urban development

The tour features two former industrial districts in Malmö, characterized by extensive regeneration and urban development. Both districts have a long and significant industrial history, with preserved buildings and structures, as well as new emerging cityscapes. Hosted by: Architects Sweden
July 7, 2023 8:30-17:00

Lewerentz and The three in Lund; Buildings for everybody – learning from the past

The tour features a range of public buildings of high quality, built 1916–1976. Predominantly from the post-war era, they represent a Nordic architecture thought to be socially responsible, contextually responsive, and spatially, as well as tectonically, expressive. It includes several works by Sigurd Lewerentz, one of the most prominent Swedish architects of the 20th century. Hosted by: Architects Sweden
July 7 - july 9, 2023

North Atlantic Xperience

Travel to the isolated islands of the north – The Faroe Islands. Enjoy three days where you can relax to the sound of nature and enjoy a fresh wind in your hair. The three days will also include some exploring within the filed of Faroese architectural history. Tour registration information:
July 7 - july 9, 2023

The Hidden Gem of the North

Your North Atlantic Adventure Welcome to the Faroe Islands! Described by some as the Nordic Hawaii. Find out why these islands have been chosen by National Geographic as number 1 among 111 island destinations in the world. You will experience the islands through all senses. The natural environment is the key ingredient, and you will see it, eat from it, hike in it, sail the sea and also compete in it. “– an otherworldly experience…
July 8, 2023 9:00-16:00

Aarhus City Center

Tour Aarhus by foot, walking through new and historic districts of the city, visiting Aarhus school of architecture, Aarhus City Hall, Aarhus university campus and more.
June 24, 2023 10:00-15:00


Art & Coffee Creative fitness // Grow the imagination // Form and tell stories with your hands // Work with nature and recycled materials // Good coffee, vibrant community, depth, and play.


The below tours do not depart from Bella Center and have to be booked with the operator themselves.

HOE 360 Consulting

The best the city offers its cyclists Ride the city with Niels, a Copenhagener, who knows the city from 20 years of professional experience with Active Mobility and Urban planning.

Historic Talks

Historic Talks offers Historical City Walks highlighting the architecture and urban context of Copenhagen from historical, cultural and political perspectives – as for show-cased in the Power and Architecture in complex of Christiansborg and the district of Frederiksstad.

Experience Copenhagen

Experience Ørestad offers city walks, biking tours, bus excursions about urban development, architecture and citylife in and about the new exciting urban area Ørestad and in other new-builder quarters in Copenhagen, eg. the northern Harbour, the southern harbour, Islands Brygge and Krøyers Plads.

ARTCHITECTOURS: Architectural trip to Klampenborg, Elsinor, Humlebaek

Architectural tour to the east coast of Zealand, discovering its landscape and some architectural highlights of masters. In Elsinor, we will see the Danish Maritime Museum, designed by BIG, and the landscaping design project next to the castle. Including visits to the Bagsværd Church and the Louisiana Museum.  Hosted by: Artchitectours

ARTCHITECTOURS: Architectural tour Nordhavn and Tuborg Havn

Tour in Nordhavn, a pioneer carbon–neutral district in Europe. Nordhavn has received DGNB‘s gold certification for sustainability. The tour will feature works by 3XN, C.F. Møller, JAJA architects among others. Afterwards, visit of the Tuborg Havn, in Hellerup, which combines housing with office buildings and facilities by firms such as CEBRA or 3XN.  Hosted by: Artchitectours

Bike Tours Fyn

Go cycling on Funen with Bike Tours Fyn, through the idyllic wonderland of H.C. Andersen, also known as Denmark’s garden, lush with orchards and dotted with more manors and castles than anywhere else in Denmark.

Tours on Wheels

Tours on Wheels is a non-profit organisation seeking to create more awareness of wheelchair users in urban spaces. We work with a range of service providers and organisations (including Ungdomskredsen) to promote this cause and inspire change.

Scale Denmark

Scaledenmark offers a range of study tours to highlight Copenhagen’s roadmap to carbon-neutrality through urban solutions from the macro- to micro- level. Our study tours are designed to provide insight into scalable, best-practice design solutions in the context of livability and sustainability.

Green Bike Tours

Green bike tours is a nonprofit company offering bike and walking tours with a focus on green and sustainable cities. Our routes take you to different parts of Copenhagen and Malmø, biking on the best lanes and bridges, crossing blue and green areas, and experiencing great architecture.

beCopenhagen | Urbanism & Architecture Bike Tours

beCopenhagen offer eye-opening, informed and engaging explorations in Copenhagen with a focus on urbanism and architecture. With professional backgrounds in the building and planning industry, we invite you behind the facades of one of the most innovative cities in the world.

ArkiTours consulting

ArkiTours consulting develops international and Danish study programs about sustainable architecture and livable city development. We tailormake your visit program/study tour based on goals you have with the trip.
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