DCC Danish Architecture and Urban Design

Course content

Danish Architecture and Urban Design is a course offered in English for international students. In Denmark, architecture is seen as a much wider practice than merely the art of making buildings. This course provides an overview of Danish architecture and urban design over the last 100 years, with an emphasis on the human perspective of built environments. Examples of architecture with Nordic approaches to the planning and design of the physical environment will be demonstrated. Culture, climate and scale are some of the important elements to be considered when examining the ways the profession and the Nordic welfare states have been dealing with international influences - translating global currents into local settings. Fieldtrips exploring best practice examples of Danish architecture and urban design support and expand the lectures of this course.


NB: This Danish Architecture and Urban Design course does not directly overlap the course material covered in the Danish Design course. It is thus completely suitable to enroll in both courses in the same semester, if so desired. 


Name of Exam: HDCB01121E Danish Architecture and Urban Design


Danish Culture Courses

Lectures and excursions

The course is only offered to exchange and fee-paying guest students at the University of Copenhagen.

Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Written take-home assignment with an optional subject following active class participation. 11-15 standard pages.

The active class participation consists of an approved synopsis 2-3 standard pages.

Exam in case of non-approved active class participation consists of a written take-home assignment with an optional subject. 16-20 standard pages.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 60
  • Excursions
  • 14
  • Exam Preparation
  • 129,5
  • English
  • 223,5