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focusing on the dilemmas facing danish architecture

Have a look behind the facade and meet award-winning and ground-breaking architects. The Danish Architecture Center's new, large exhibition Backstage focuses on key dilemmas in Danish architecture that affect us all. Can we (still) afford to live in the city? Are cities equipped to deal with climate change? The exhibition gives visitors a unique look at what happens backstage when architects and urban planners create the urban spaces and buildings that form the framework for our lives. It looks at the forces that drive development, the mistakes architects inevitably make along the way, and how we can fix them.

Visitors literally go backstage to take a moment to reflect on and discuss some of these complex issues, to better understand what’s really at stake behind the scenes. The exhibition takes the form of a fascinating theatrical stage, with different sets, scenes and stories that can be viewed independently, but which together tell a full story. Through numerous cases, photographs, 1:1 installations, architectural models, films and interactive elements, Backstage depicts what it is that makes Danish architecture stand out, and what it means to you and me.


  • client  danish architecture center
  • year  2021
  • www  dac.dk
  • concept  dac & tinker imagineers
  • schematic design  dac & tinker imagineers
  • final design & production  dac
  • photography  rasmus hjortshøj


  • shortlist  d&ad awards 2022
  • shortlist  dezeen awards 2021
  • finalist  sbid international design awards 2021

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