Bella Center is Scandinavias second largest exhibition and conference center, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Located in Ørestad between the city centre and Copenhagen Airport, it offers an area of 121,800 square metres and has a capacity of 20,000 people. Bella Center takes its name from Bellahøj in northern Copenhagen where the centre was first situated. Its first building was constructed in 1965 to the design of architect Erik Møller, at this stage, Bella Centers new premises were located in an undeveloped area outside the city on the former Amager Commons. With the development of Ørestad, as decided in 1992 with construction start from around the turn of the millennium, when the M1 line of the Copenhagen Metro opened in 2004, it was with a station named for the Bella Center located next to it. Various halls that can be used as congress and exhibition halls Shopping centre with a grocers shop, designed by Danish 3XN Architects, the hotel consists of two inclined towers, standing 76.5 m tall with an inclination in opposite directions of 15°.
The four-star Bella Hotel provides 814 rooms,32 conference rooms,3 restaurants, a sky bar, the foundation stone to Bella Hotel was laid September 17,2008, and the first phase was completed in spring 2011. Bella Center hosts a variety of trade fairs, conventions. Every year, it generally hosts 25-30 large exhibitions as well as around 1,300 meetings of varying sizes, Bella Center station on the M1 line of the Copenhagen Metro is located next to Bella Center. The regional Oresundtrains from Copenhagen and Malmö stop at Ørestad station nearby the Bella Center, from here it is possible to change to the Metro M1 line to go one stop to reach the Bella Center metro station. The Oresundtrains stop at Copenhagen Airport,5 min. from Ørestad station
Amagerbro is an area in the northern part of the island Amager and a district in Copenhagen. The area is known as a working area, and has approximately 20,000 inhabitants. The district has two stations, Amagerbro station and Lergravsparken station. Amagerbrogade, a shopping street, runs through it. The district is bordered by the Amager Fælled nature reserve, the Christianhavn Ramparts and Kløvermarken, the main shopping and business area is Amagerbrogade and its sidestreets
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, the entire Zealand, the Øresund Region, and a large part of southern Sweden. It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries with 29 million passengers in 2016 and it is the third-busiest airport in Northern Europe, and by far the busiest for international travel in Scandinavia. The airport is located on the island of Amager, just 8 kilometres south of Copenhagen city centre, the airport covers an area of 11.8 square kilometres. Most of the airport is situated in the municipality of Tårnby, the airport is the main hub out of three used by Scandinavian Airlines and is an operating base for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Copenhagen Airport handles around 60 scheduled airlines, and has a maximum operation capability of 83 operations/hour, unlike other Scandinavian airports, most of the airports passengers are international. In 2015,6. 1% of passengers travelled to and from other Danish airports,83.
5% to/from other European airports, the airport is owned by Københavns Lufthavne, which operates Roskilde Airport. Copenhagen Airport was originally called Kastrup Airport, since it is located in the town of Kastrup. The formal name of the airport is still Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, to distinguish it from Roskilde Airport, whose name is Copenhagen Airport. The airport was inaugurated 20 April 1925 and was one of the first civil airports in the world. It consisted of a large, impressive terminal built of wood, a couple of hangars, a balloon mast, a landing stage. The grass on the runways was kept short by sheep, which were shepherded away before take-offs, from 1932 to 1939, takeoffs and landings increased from 6,000 to 50,000 and passenger number increased to 72,000. Between 1936 and 1939, a new terminal was built, considered one of the finest examples of Nordic functionalism. The terminal was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen, who was considered a pioneer among architects, in not only of architecture and construction.
In the years of World War II, the Copenhagen airport was closed for operations except for periodic flights to destinations in Sweden, Germany. In the summer of 1941 the first hard-surface runway opened and it was 1,400 metres long and 65 metres wide. When World War II ended in May 1945, the Copenhagen airport was the most modern airport in Europe. On 1 August 1947, Scandinavian Airlines was founded, an important event for the Copenhagen Airport, traffic increased rapidly in the first years Scandinavian Airlines operated. On 26 January 1947, a KLM Douglas DC-3 Dakota crashed at the airport after stopping en route to Stockholm,22 people on board died, including the Swedish prince Gustav Adolf and the American opera singer Grace Moore
National Aquarium Denmark
National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is a public aquarium in Denmark. The National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet opened to the public in March 2013 and is the largest aquarium in Northern Europe, the main purpose of the aquarium is to disseminate marine information, help science projects, and help improve educational institutions. Denmarks Aquarium in Charlottenlund started construction in 1937 and was opened in 1939, in 1974, this aquarium was expanded to feature five large landscape aquaria and a biological museum with theme-based exhibits and aquariums. In 1990, the facility was expanded by a new front hall, café, improved toilet facilities. In the final years before the closure of the aquarium in Charlottenlund, Den Blå Planet opened in 2013 in Kastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen. It resembles a whirlpool when seen from above and it often is, being close to the Copenhagen Airport. It was designed by Danish architects 3XN, to reduce energy consumption the building is equipped with cooling units using seawater from Øresund and double glazing.
It covers a total of 12,000 m2, including the 10,000 m2 building and 2,000 m2 outdoors, in the first year of existence, the aquarium received approximately 1.3 million visitors – twice as many as expected. As a consequence of this wear, as well as a wish of improving public education,12.5 million DKK were used for changes. The Blue Planet contains about 7,000,000 litres of water divided into 53 exhibits and this section has an aquarium with a big school–about 3, 000–of piranhas. Near the rainforest is the smaller section, with aquaria for cave tetra, various electric fish. The African Great Lakes Exhibits for Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, Primarily aimed at cichlids, but home to other fish such as Nile perch, and the section above the aquaria are home to village weaver birds, and other small animals. This includes the oldest fish in the aquarium, an Australian lungfish that arrived at Denmarks Aquarium in Charlottenlund in 1967 when already a young adult, Cold Water Primarily home to native Danish species from fresh- and saltwater.
Among others, it includes a pool, and a large North Atlantic aquarium with a 15 m tall seabird cliff. Non-native species in or near the Cold Water section are giant Pacific octopus, sea anemones and this section housed California sea lions for a period. In early 2014 they were moved to a permanent home at La Palmyre Zoo, following modifications, a pair of sea otters moved into the former sea lion exhibit in October 2014, making the aquarium one of only two places where this species can be seen Europe. The Warm Ocean This section contains the largest aquarium in Blue Planet, the 4,000, 000-litre Ocean tank. It is home to sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, golden trevallies and more that can be seen through the 16 by 8 m main window, there is a 16 m long shark tunnel
Kastrup is a suburb of Copenhagen, situated on the east coast of Amager in Tårnby Municipality. It is best known as the site of Copenhagen Airport, in Danish, the airport is often called Kastrup Lufthavn or Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup. The population of Kastrup is approximately 43000, in 1749 Jacob Fortling obtained a royal license to establish a lime plant in Kastrup. It harbor in Kastrup for the landing of chalk from Saltholm and he soon diversified with a brickyard and a pottery specializing in faience at the same site. This marked the beginning of a development that accelerated after the opening of Kastrup Glassworks in 1847. Local landmarks include the National Aquarium Denmark, Kastrup Værk, scandinavian Airlines has its Denmark offices and the SAS Cargo head office in Kastrup. Transavia Denmark has its office in Kastrup. The airline Jet Time has its office there. When SAS Commuter operated, its office was in Kastrup. When Danair existed, its office was in Kastrup. Kastrup Station serves the M2 line of the Copenhagen Metro, lufthavnen Station is the terminus of the line.
Trains approach the station by a bridge over the Øresund Motorway, the platform area is constructed above the Øresund Railway adjoining a multi-storey car park. The station connects to the airport at the end of Terminal 3 on level 2. Intercity trains operate out of the Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup Station which is located beneath the terminal building. There are several busses that roam through the city of Kastrup, following bus-lines, 2A, 5A and 36
Sundby Church is a Church of Denmark parish church located on Amagerbrogade in Copenhagen, Denmark. Completed in 1870 to designs by Hans Jørgen Holm, it is the oldest church on the part of Amager. In the middle of the 19th century, Sundby still belonged to the parish of Tårnby, a local committee was therefore established in 1868 to raise money for the construction of a new church, charging the architect Hans Jørgen Holm with its design. Construction began in 1869 and the new church was consecrated in 1870, nathanaels Parish was disjoined from Sundby Parish in 1899. The church was refurbished by Frederik Zeuthen and Cai Bertelsen in 1963, the church has a cruciform plan and is built in red brick to a Neo-Romanseque design. The roof is topped by an octagonal flèche, decorations include corner leseness and round arched friezes on the gables. A porch was built at the naves south-west gable in 1941 and its tympanum and bronze door were designed by the artist Max Andersen. The bronze door was installed in 1974 to mark the 100th anniversary of the church, the tympanums relief is identical to the one above the entrance of Absalon Church on Sønder Boulevard.
The six reliefs on the door show scenes associated with the Passion of Christ. Sundby Cemetery was established in 1872 at a site a little to the south of the church and is the cemetery for Amager. It consists of an old and a section, located on either side of Kastrupvej. The old section will be decommissioned in 2020, official website Concerts in the church
Johan Gudmann Rohde was a Danish painter and designer. He was the founder of Den Frie Udstilling, established in 1891 to allow artists to exhibit works which did not fall within the Academys selection criteria. Born in Randers where he matriculated from school in 1875. After studying privately under Wenzel Tornøe, he entered the Academy in 1882, unhappy with the institutions refusal to accept modern trends, he left less than a year together with a number of other students. Thereafter he studied at the newly established Kunstnernes Studieskole under Laurits Tuxen, Rohde first exhibited at Charlottenborgs spring exhibition in 1888 with an everyday scene, En Beværtningshave i Udkanten af København. In 1890, with J. F. Willumsen, Hammershøi, Harald and Agnes Slott-Møller and Christian Mourier-Petersen and he had eye for works of value, buying a painting by Van Gogh in Paris in 1892 (now in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. He arranged an exhibition of Van Goghs works in Den Frie in 1893 and his own works from the 1890s are influenced by Symbolism, especially his portraits.
Rohde played an important part in the development of Danish craftsmanship with his high-quality silver designs (for Georg Jensen as well as furniture in both classical and Japanese styles, in 1934, Rohde was awarded the Thorvaldsen Medal. ArtNet, More works by Rohde, including furniture and silverware
Amagerbrogade is the main shopping street and thoroughfare of the part of Copenhagen, Denmark that is located on the island of Amager. The street marks the border between Amager Vest and Amager Øst, two of the ten districts of Copenhagen. It is one of four such -bro streets, om the 18th century the road network outside Amager Gate was generally limited and in a poor state. From 1780 to 1790 the main road to Store Magleby and Dragør was upgraded, the first part of the road was 20 ells broad while the rest was only 14 alls broad
Havneparken is a public park located directly on the waterfront in the district of Islands Brygge in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is one of the most lively and popular places along the Copenhagen harbourfront, the park is the location of the Islands Brygge Cultural Centre and the Islands Brygge Harbour Bath. The first plans to transform the area into a park was conceived by local grassroots in 1978, in 1983-84, an area of 1 hectare, located just south of Langebro, was put at the disposal of Islands Brygge Local Council. In 1995, the park was extended with an additional 2,8 hectares of waterfront, in 2002 a temporary harbour bath was constructed and the following year, it was replaced by a larger and permanent harbour bath. Islands Brygge Cultural Centre is a community centre, located in the middle of the Harbour Park. It was built in 2000 as a replacement for a cultural centre that was demolished as part of the redevelopment of the northernmost part of the Islands Brygge neighbourhood. The centre has a restaurant and arranges a multitude of cultural activities, islandsbrygge Harbour Bath is a public swimming facility, located in the water off the northern part of the park.
Built to the design of architects Julien de Smedt and Bjarke Ingels in 2003, it has a total of 5 pools, there are two pools dedicated to children, two 50 metre pools for swimming and a diving pool with three and five metre springboards. Pinen is a bandstand, constructed by resting a hull turned upside-down on two columns, the ship is a former Limfjord ferry, built in 1954. It operated between the island Mors and the Salling Peninsula until 1978, when the Sallingsund Bridge was constructed, Pinen was torn down 2011 after 15 years of neglected repair. In the redevelopment of the area, a number of existing industrial structures was preserved and incorporated into the design of the park. This was done to commemorate the history of the site and to create a sense of place, havneparken is one of the most popular places in Copenhagen to enjoy good weather and the quayside serves as an esplanade popular with strollers. Apart from swimming at the bath, the park contains facilities for a number of other sports.
These include facilities for skateboarding and streetbasket as well as beach volleyball, the park has a playground. The park is home to many open-air concerts, either performed at the bandstand or a variety of other locations. Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen