Venue & Transport


The conference will be held from May 29th to May 31st, 2005 at the Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole – or Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture – in Copenhagen, Denmark ( Directions and maps may be found below to orient you to Copenhagen and the conference venue.

The Conference is hosted by the Center för Designforskning (Center for Design Research), Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole.

Visiting address
Center for Designforskning
Bygning 68, Opg. D, Stuen
1435 København K
Post address
Philip de Langes Allé 10
1435 København K
Telephone +45 3268 6368
Fax +45 3268 6348

Copenhagen travel & transportation information

Getting to Copenhagen
There are frequent train connections between Copenhagen, the rest of Denmark, Sweden and other parts of Europe. Trains depart from Copenhagen Central Station or the station at Copenhagen Airport – the train for Malmö, Sweden, can also been caught from Copenhagen Airport. Copenhagen Airport is located eight kilometres (five miles) from the city centre and is the main hub serving Scandinavia. Copenhagen has the fastest and cheapest airport-to-city-centre rail link of any European capital. It costs DKK 22,50 (remember to purchase the ticket before getting on the train) and takes just 20-30 minutes.
• Copenhagen Airport,
• DSB, The Danish State Railway,
• Maersk Air,
• Scandinavian Airlines/SAS,

Getting around Copenhagen
The Metro, buses and trains in Copenhagen and surroundings operate on a one fare system, where tickets are valid for all three types of transport, and where transfer between the three is free.
• Traffic information,
• Travel Planner,
• Copenhagen Metro,
• Danish Road Directory, 
• HUR, Greater Copenhagen transport, 

Accomodation information

Pre-reserved rooms
Because of the number of visitors to Copenhagen this time of year, the conference organizers have arranged for a limited number of pre-reserved rooms during the conference. These are not reduced-rate rooms, but are pre-reserved for conference participants:

CAB INN City Hotel *** Book using their online site Booking number: 16386 565/665 DKK/night More Information
Copenhagen Strand *** Book using their online site Booking number: 15320 750/950 DKK/night More information

Other convenient accomodations
Several other hotels are close to the conference venue along the harbor, and in convenient reach via Harbour bus 902 and Bus 66. No pre-reservations have been made here, but they may be contacted directly to arrange accomodations:
• Copenhagen Admiral Hotel,
• DANHOSTEL Copenhagen City,
• Hostel Amager,, link to More information
• Hotel Nyhavn 71,
• Hotel Phoenix Copenhagen,

Of particular interest for design interested
• Hotel Fox,, link to More Information
• Radisson SAS Royal Hotel,

Further suggestions
• Accomodations guide,

The conference venue

The conference will be held at the Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, or Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, in Copenhagen ( – the school is marked in orange on the map below.

Transportation routes to the conference venue

Link to view the location using an interacive city map.
Link to download maps of city public transportation routes (Adobe PDF)
Bus 66 route schedule, from the city center to the School of Architecture (Frederiksholm stop) it takes 20 minutes. For going to Holmen, read the timetable Emdrup Torv to Refshaleøen (Adobe PDF).
Vand bus (Harbour Bus) – Bus 902 route schedule to the to the conference venue (Holmen Nord stop) and Bus 901 route schedule from the conference venue (Holmen Nord stop) (Adobe PDF files).
Link to a map of the ferry route Havnebussen, the Operaen stop and the Holmen Nord stops are next to the conference venue.
Getting to Holmen by car,

Upon arrival, come to the Center för Designforskning, Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole – or Center for Design Research, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture – for registration and further information about the events and venue. Events will be held in various spaces on the campus.

The conference venue is in the landmark Holmen neighborhood in Copenhagen – this area which formerly belonged to the navy dates back to the second half of the 17th century, and has been the site where the Danish naval fleet was built, repaired, equiped and maintained. In 1989 it was decided to move these institutions to other locations in the country, and the site was converted to house other cultural and educational institution.
• History of Holmen,
• Pictures of Holmen,
• Nearby is the new Copenhagen Opera House, designed by Danish architect Henning Larsson.

Copenhagen Opera House waterfront at the Academy canal view in Holmen

General things to do and see in Copenhagen

Of design interest
• ARKEN Museum of Modern Art,
• Danish Architecture Centre,
• Danish Design Center,
• Danish Museum of Decorative Art,
• Experimentarium – the Danish Science Center,
• GL STRAND (Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art),
• Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Located just north of Copenhagen),
• Rorholmsgade Arts and Crafts,
• Royal Scandinavia Porcelain Factory,
• Scandinavian Furniture Fair, May 19-22,
• The National Museum, 
• The Royal Academy School of Architecture, 

Links to more information about Copenhagen
• Alt om København,
• Wonderful Copenhagen – the official tourism site of Copenhagen and the surrounding area, 
• video introduction to the city, provided by Wonderful Copenhagen,
• Copenhagen this Week,
• Danish Architecture Centre’s interactive guide to architecture in Copenhagen,
• Danish Crafts,
• Danish Culture website,
• Danish Design Center, More information on 2 exhibitions open in May-June
• Museum guide,
• Official Travel Guide to Denmark,
• Tivoli,

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