New street food markets and an imaginative new architecture centre
Welcome to an eventful year in the Danish capital. On 24 March 2018, the city welcomes the early spring when Tivoli Gardens opens for its 175th summer season. Starting on 1 May, the gardens will host a daily parade in association with Disney World to mark the anniversary.
New street food markets
Major new developments are set to transform Copenhagen in 2018, and several will start to welcome visitors in May. The now legendary street food market on Paper Island has been relocated to two separate new addresses, both opening in May. One of the locations is Boltens Gård by Kongens Nytorv where 35 food bars will create an indoor and outdoor food court covering several historic courtyards. The other location is a 10,000m2 chunk of the disused shipyard on Refshaleøen where a sprawling craft, design and street food market will become the heart of an already fast-developing urban playground.
New home for DAC
May 2018 sees the opening of the new waterside home of the Danish Architecture Center (DAC). Designed by Dutch star architect Rem Koolhaas, the building (called BLOX) will also be home to co-working offices for companies working with sustainable urban design and architecture. BLOX will additionally feature a harbourfront café and a pubic terrace with scenic views. The new building is located next to the Royal Library’s Black Diamond extension. The 2018 opening exhibition at DAC will spotlight design for the home.