Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole

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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
Established 1754
Students 650
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Campus Copenhagen
Website The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (Danish: Det Kongelige Danske Kunsakademi, Arkitektskolen) or Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole is an institution of higher education in Copenhagen, Denmark under the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (Det Kongelige Danske Kunsakademi, often abbreviated as KADK), which is the oldest architecture and art school in the world, for more than 250 years.


The School of Architecture contains four institutes, operating independently of each other. The school offers four bachelor degree programs, each three years long, and ten master degree programs, each two years long. The institutes also host researchers and doctoral students through three research centers.


  • Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape (Institut for Bygningskunst, By og Landskab)
  • Institute of Architecture and Culture (Institut for Bygningskunst og Kultur)
  • Institute of Architecture and Technology (Institut for Bygningskunst og Teknologi)
  • Institute of Architecture and Design (Institut for Bygningskunst og Design), shared with The School of Design

Bachelor degree programs[edit]

  • Architecture and Design - Whole and Part (Bygningskunst og Design: Helhed og Del)
  • Architecture and Technology - Architecture's Anatomy and Fabrication (Bygningskunst og Teknologi: Arkitekturens Anatomi og Fabrikation)
  • Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape - Complexity Handling in Practice (Bygningskunst, By og Landskab: Kompleksitetshåndtering i Praksis)
  • Architecture and Culture - Taking Place (Bygningskunst og Kultur: Finder sted)

Master degree programs[edit]

In the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape:

  • Urbanism and Societal Change

In the Institute of Architecture and Culture:

  • Art and Architecture (Kunst og Arkitektur)
  • Cultural Heritage, Transformation and Restoration (Kulturarv, Transformation og Restaurering)
  • Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability

In the Institute of Architecture and Technology:

  • Architecture and Extreme Environments
  • CITAstudio: Computation in Architecture
  • Settlement, Ecology & Tectonics (Bosætning, Økologi og Tektonik)

In the Institute of Architecture and Design:

  • Spatial Design
  • Furniture, Space and Object (Møbel, Rum og Objekt)

Hosted externally in The School of Design, as a joint design and architecture education:

  • Graphic Communication Design

Research centers[edit]

  • Centre for Sports and Architecture
  • CINARK - Center for Industrialised Architecture (Center for Industriel Arkitektur)
  • CITA - Centre for Information Technology and Architecture[1]

The Head of Center of CITA, Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, received the Danish Council for Independent Research's EliteForsk Prize (Elite Research Prize) in 2016, becoming the first architectural researcher to receive the award.[2][3]


  1. ^ Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Martin Tamke, Phil Ayres, Paul Nicolas (2015). CITA Works. Riverside Architectural Press. 
  2. ^ "Her er Danmarks fem nye eliteforskere". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 2017-03-24. 
  3. ^ "EliteForsk prize for Professor Mette Ramsgaard". KADK. 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 

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Coordinates: 55°40′54″N 12°36′13″E / 55.6816°N 12.6037°E / 55.6816; 12.6037Notes and references[edit]