Architecture policy in Denmark

Denmark’s first national architectural policy was introduced in May 2007, with a ten-point plan describing a range of focus areas and initiatives that will realize the vision to make Denmark a true nation of architecture.

The architectural policy’s overall goal is to ensure the development of high quality architecture and by so doing create quality of life and economic growth in Denmark.

A section from the policy’s foreword reads: ”It is the government’s goal that the architectural policy will advance the development of Denmark’s competitive advantage within architecture and that the policy will increase awareness and stimulate debate concerning the significance, conditions and possibilities of architecture in Denmark.”

Danish Architecture Centre acts as the government’s primary player within the field of architecture and plays a vital role in many of the architecture policy’s focus areas. Initiatives are undertaken on a local, national and global level and include the participation of the many parties involved in architecture and construction, both private and public.

The architectural policy has been compiled collaboratively by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, the Ministry of Social Welfare, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Transport and Energy, the Danish University and Property Agency, the Defense Construction and Establishment Service and the Palaces and Properties Agency.

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Source : Danisch Centre for Architecture (DAC)
Anette Sørensen, Project Manager
+ 45 32 64 54 59
ams@dac.dk