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Top 10 architecture in North Jutland

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North Jutland has become world-renowned for some of its architecture. You can, among other things, experience a building that sounds like a spaceship, one that is clumsy, and a palace in marble. North Jutland, is undergoing strong architectural development. Come see for yourself!

Interesting buildings and architecture

The architectural projects stretch from Aalborg via Hjørring to Skagen. Building by world-famous architects such as Jørn Utzon, Alvar Aalto, Coop Himmelb(l)au is joined by some of the best Danish architects, CF Møller, SHL Arkitekter, CUBO, ADEPT along with Friis and Moltke. Alvar Aalto's piece, Kunsten, the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, is the city's architectural jewel. But it has had plenty of competition for the title. In 2008 the Utzon Center was built at the Aalborg Waterfront, and it started a wave of exciting building projects in the area. The old coal factory Nordkraft was redesigned into a cultural hub, the House of Music was erected 600 meters from Utzon Center, and Vestre Fjordpark has been built. The old Akvavit factory is being rebuilt by the Architect superstar Bjarke Ingels to a cultural hub within the city. The earlier workshop building and boiler room will be transformed into an international Artcenter, for which the work of art 'Cloud City' by the argentine artist Tomás Saraceno is already planned for.

Aalborg - Places to go

The news of the architecture in Aalborg did not go unnoticed, in January 2019 the New York times placed Aalborg on an impressive 8th place of the prestigious list "Places to go". Outside the capital of North Jutland, is Hjørring, a city also prospering with architecture. Vendsyssel Theater opened in 2017 which is a conversion from an industrial to an art museum. At the coast, the lighthouse Rubjerg Knude is a must-see. It is a combination where architecture and nature meet in the most beautiful way, just like the nature center at Skagen Odde which has been added to the Utzon family.

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Kunsten Aalborg
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Kunsten - Museum of Modern Art

Kunsten, the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, is like a sculpture growing out of the greenery to create a beautiful frame for world-class art. Every year Kunsten welcomes countless guests to explore the collection of modern art.

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The House of Music

With a view of the Limfjord and right by Aalborg's Waterfront you will find the architectural gem and the musical gathering point, The House of Music. 

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Nordkraft
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Nordkraft

Nordkraft is the central culture house in Aalborg and includes a theatre, a music venue, a cinema, a sports center, tourist information and much more.

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Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

In North Jutland, on the edge of the North Sea, you will find the famous lighthouse of Rubjerg Knude. The lighthouse was moved 70 metres inland in October 2019, to secure it from erosion, caused by the North Sea.

 

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Skagens Museum Plesnersalene
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Skagen's Museum

Skagen’s Museum is an internationally reputable museum dedicated to the painters of Skagen, the artist colony with painters such as Krøyer, Anna & Michael Ancher, Tuxen and others, who settled in Skagen in the 19th century. 

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Skagen Odde Naturcenter
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Skagen Odde Naturcenter

Skagen Odde Naturcenter is beautifully located on the boundary to the nature area north of Skagen.

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Utzon Center

At the waterfront in Aalborg you will find an amazing masterpiece, designed by Jørn Utzon. In the art- and knowledge center, named Utzon Center, you will meet architecture, design, art and communication.

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Vendsyssel Museum of Art
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Vendsyssel Museum of Art

Four floors with modern Danish art and crafts.

At Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum you can experience newer Danish art and crafts associated with North Jutland.

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Vendsyssel Teater - theatre
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Vendsyssel Teater - theatre

One of the country’s most successful regional theatres. A short walk from Hjørring station and pedestrian precinct.

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Vestre Fjordpark
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Vestre Fjordpark

Vestre Fjordpark, re-opened in 2017 and has now transformed into a 165.000 square metre water park and activity centre, which can offer something for everyone who enjoys nature and water sport.

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