LAI Regional Study Tour: Copenhagen - A City in Transition

Gatherings Committee

Event details:

8:00am CEST on Thursday, May 16, 2024
5:00pm CEST on Friday, May 17, 2024

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Copenhagen – A City in Transition: 

The Transformation of Harbor and Former Industrial District
Thursday, May 16, 2024
8:45am Meet in Lobby of Scandic Spectrum Hotel and walk to BLOXHUB  

Introduction and Orientation

Welcome to BLOXHUB and LAI
BLOXHUB:  Bryghuspladsen 8, Third Floor, DK-1473 Copenhagen

Torben Klitgaard, CEO, BLOXHUB 
Robert Maguire, LAI Regional Vice-President, Europe & Middle East

9:30am at BLOXHUB Transformation over the Last 3- Years:  Cleaned Harbor, New Districts and Metro Monica Magnussen, City of Copenhagen

10:30am at BLOXHUB

What are the tipping points that enabled the transformation?

Is there a timeframe, and are we (a) at the middle, (b) at the end, or (c) start of a new phase?

Curt Liliegreen, The Knowledge Centre for Housing Economics, Realdania Project Director
12:00pm Lunch Box Lunch at BLOXHUB  
12:30pm Tour Custom Harbor Tour - Walk from BLOXHUB to Boat Dock Morten Jensen, Architect, President JRDV Urban International
3:00pm Tour Nordhavn District - Walk from Boat Dock to Orientkaj 4, st. 2150 Nordhavn Rune Boserup, Cobe Architects Projects Director
6:00pm Dinner Multiple Restaurants In Tivoli or On Your Own -  
Friday, May 17, 2024

9:30am at BLOXHUB

The Cycling City

Sidsel Birk Hjuler, Urban Creators, Former City of Copenhagen, Head of Office Cycle Superhighways

10:30am How is it all turning out? Kent Martinussen, CEO, Danish Architecture Center
12:00pm Lunch Box Lunch at BLOXHUB  
12:30pm Bicycle Tour Bicycle Tour from Blox to Jernbanebyen and Carlsberg Byen Secure your own bicycle from your hotel.  Tours starts at Scandic Spectrum, meet in lobby.  If staying at the Scandic Spectrum bikes can be rented for €20 per day; some hotels offer bikes for free.

Bo Christiansen, Scaledenmark Architect, Founder

Kathrine Heiberg, CEO & Partner Reteam
Soren Elster
Carlsberg Byen Development Manager

Dinner Multiple Restaurants in Kødbyen or On Your Own -  


Scandic Spectrum Hotel

A limited number of King Superior Plus hotel rooms have been reserved for LAI at a discount.  DKK 2,100/night (DKK), $303 (USD), and €282 (EURO).  You must use the booking code BLAM150524 when making your reservation either online ( or by telephone at +45 77 30 98 00.

Rate is available May 12-21, 2024.  Booking must be complete by April 14, 2024.  

General information
Check in: 15:00 – Check out: 12:00
Breakfast served:
Weekdays from 6:30am – 9:30am weekends from 7:00am – 10:30am
Facilities at the Hotel:
Free WiFi, Fitness, Restaurant, Spa, Sky bar, Scandic Shop % Espresso House
10 min. walk to the Copenhagen Central Station


$100 per person.  

Open to LAI members and non-members.  If you are traveling with a guest and would like them to attend the boat tour and/or bicycle tour, you may purchase those as separate tickets when you register.  Cost is $30USD/person/tour.

Register by
5:00pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2024
This event is open to All LAI members globally and non-members.