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Chairman of the Board


The Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) is Denmark’s national centre for the development and dissemination of knowledge about architecture, building and urban development.

DAC’s goal is to create broad interest in architecture, to clear the way for new ideas traversing traditional boundaries and to show how architecture creates cultural and economic assets for people, the industry and society. In order to do this DAC offers a wide range of professional and cultural activities, including exhibitions, seminars, networking, guided tours in the city and educational activities.

DAC is a project organization and its projects are carried out in conjunction with Danish and international partners. It is a strategic focus for DAC to establish and work in such partnerships, which are believed to be crucial for the benefits and effects of the projects to be sustainable and substantial.

In terms of economy DAC receives a core funding provided by a public-private partnership between the foundation Realdania and the Danish government. The government is represented by the Danish Ministry for Business and Growth, the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Danish Ministry of the Environment and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building.

The core funding is supplemented with project-related income and with subsidies from ministries, funds, sponsors and collaborative agreements with public authorities and private commercial enterprises.