Major buildings to visit include the Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør by BIG, new Concert Hall building; the New Opera House by Henning Larsen; the ‘Black Diamond’ Library; ‘The Crystal’; Ordrupgaard Museum by Zaha Hadid; various Arne Jacobsen buildings; twin Silo building by architects MVRDV; and Louisiana Art Museum, a milestone in modern Danish architecture.
Major German buildings include National Gallery Berlin by Mies van der Rohe Architect, the AEG Turbine factory by architect Peter Behrens, Berliner Philharmonie and Neue Staatsbibliothek buildings both by Hans Scharoun, the Neues Museum Redevelopment by David Chipperfield Architects.
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. Key buildings include the Kunsthaus Zürich and its recent extension, the Swiss National Museum and the Dolder Grand Hotel Building, Lake Zurich. Celebrated architects with work in the city include David Chipperfield Architects, Foster + Partners and EM2N Architects.
Major Swedish contemporary buildings include Emporia in Malmö, Cultural Center Väven in Umeå and the Aula Medica Building in Solna. Key architects with designs in the country include Wingårdhs, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, Henning Larsen Architects, schmidt hammer lassen, C.F. Møller, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, KHR Arkitekter and 3XN architects.
British Architectural tours operate in Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Oxford and Sheffield.
Major Dutch buildings include Educatorium Utrecht University; Van Gogh Museum Building; The Whale Building and “WoZoCo” Housing for the Elderly. Key architects with designs in the country include MVRDV, schmidt hammer lassen architects, Claus En Kaan Architecten, OMA (formerly Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and Powerhouse Company.
Our Chinese Architectural tours operate in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Shanghai is a key Chinese city and is expanding fast. It is located on the eastern coast of China. It is the largest city by population of the People’s Republic of China.
Major contemporary buildings include the Scottish Parliament Building, the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, the Riverside Museum Glasgow and The Hydro. These can be visited externally on our Scottish Architecture Tours. Key architects with designs in the country include Architecture by Foster + Partners, Richard Rogers, Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid and OMA.
Paris, the capital of France, is famous for buildings such as The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Centre Pompidou. Although the scale of the city centre mostly retains its historic density and height there are a number of major contemporary buildings in the city.
Oporto alongside Lisbon is one of two major cities in Portugal. The city is located in the north of the country. Celebrated architects with buildings in the city include Alvaro Siza and Rem Koolhaas.
Major architecture in Toronto includes Royal Ontario Museum building by architect Daniel Libeskind; Ryerson Image Centre by Diamond Schmitt Architects; University of Toronto buildings by Hariri Pontarini Architects.
Key architecture in Montreal includes namely Habitat 67, Biosphere, Bibliotheque National du Québec; plus recent buildings Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Stewart Museum and the Palais des Congrés.