The Swiss Embassy in Denmark promotes design, architecture and art as cultural and economic fields of cooperation between Denmark and Switzerland. Both countries share a long and rich tradition in these areas. For the new project Open Embassy, we worked closely with the internationally renowned Swiss Designer Alfredo Häberli.
Swiss Alpine Market – Copenhagen Cooking & Food
Friday 25th of August, 14–18h
Embassy of Switzerland in Denmark, Richelieus Allé 14, 2900 Hellerup
The Embassy of Switzerland in Denmark turns its seaside park into an idyllic Alpine Market. A team of top-notch gourmets will be presenting a selection of authentic yet reinterpreted Swiss food in the heart of an alpine herbal garden by Ricola. The famous chef Thomas Rode celebrates all that’s worth savoring in the Swiss Alps – with a mouth-watering nordic twist. The Swiss PDO-PGI Association will serve exquisite cheese and sausages imported from the Swiss Alps. Vins Vaudois will give you the rare opportunity to taste genuine Swiss wine. The famous Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) breaks the new with a reflection on future gastronomic concepts presented during the event (15h00/17h00). Finally, the Alpine Market will be complemented by 'Tea with Georg' by the renowned Kurhotel Skodsborg, Sing Tehus and Georg Jensen. Join us for a rich and tasteful experience in the midst of a modern alpine garden, designed by renowned Z Designstudio in a cooperation with Swisspearl. See our Photo Gallery or get inspired by MySwitzerland.
National Day Celebration with Benin
1 August 2017
Both Switzerland and Benin share the same date for the national holiday, but there is more that unites us. Especially the past years have dramatically illustrated the many challenges that both Africa and Europe are facing. Benin and Switzerland have been involved in an intensive development cooperation for many years in that regard. This year we want to honour and celebrate these ties.
1–3rd of June 2017
During the Copenhagen 3 Days of Design the Embassy opened its gates for a Design Picnic – the Embassy’s largest exhibition so far. Many renowned or emerging Swiss designers and companies were present to illustrate the diversity and depth of classical and contemporary Swiss design. Two exhibitions and series of lectures attracted over 1100 visitors.
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Pop Up Embassy at Folkemødet
Friday 16th of June, 14–16h
Olaf Rudes Vej 3, 3770 Allinge
The award winning Swiss Open Embassy will relocate to Bornholm for the Folkemødet 2017 with a special edition of the Pop Up Embassy. Meet interesting people around a taste of good Raclette from the Swiss Alps at the House of Jesper Jensen, CEO from the JENSEN-GROUP. We will discuss challenges of globalization, digitization with a special focus on the Swiss vocational training system and how Denmark and Switzerland can learn from each other. Present are also representatives from Swiss business world like Jobst Wagner, Chairman and owner of Rehau-Group and Think Tanks like Nathaly Bachmann form StrategieDialog21.
3daysofdesign at the Swiss Embassy
1 – 3 June 2017
at the Swiss Embassy
The Swiss Embassy at the waterfront of Copenhagen opens its doors for exclusive insights: Featured projects include a pavilion fully dedicated to Danish designer Verner Panton in cooperation with Vitra and Paustian. An installation by Laufen explores ceramics as a material together with many Swiss designers. Basel, Copenhagen and Zurich art and architecture academies invite for a Design Picnic in the garden among architectural landscapes in a cooperation with Swisspearl and Petersen Tegl. With its striking textile material Création Baumann addresses room acoustics in a further exhibition.
ARTIST TALK: Meret Oppenheim – from the Fur Cup to the Fur Machine
30th September at 8 pm
Stephan Friedli and Ulrik Martin Larsen the swiss-danish minds behind PUTPUT and the exhibition “Coffee for Oppenheim” talk with Sidsel Maria Sondergaard, Director of the Øregaard Museum about Meret Oppenheim and her legacy for young artists and why her work is still highly relevant today. Øregaard Museum will be opening its exhibition about Meret Oppenheim – Beyond the Fur Cup on the 6th of October.
Exhibition: «The Competition, the Book & the Table»
9 March–12 April
Embassy of Switzerland in Hellerup
The Aarhus School of Architecture and the Embassy of Switzerland are proud to present a curated selection of drawings from «Drawing of The Year 2016» – an international drawing competition for architecture students. The competition is run by Aarhus School of Architecture in collaboration with Danish Arts Foundation, VOLA and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.
Opening times: March 9th-April 12th (Tue & Thu 10–12:00, Fr 13–17:00)
PUTPUT: Coffee for Oppenheim
25 August – 14 October 2016
In the exhibition «Coffee for Oppenheim» Swiss/Danish artist duo PUTPUT presents a series of new sculptures, objects and photographs all based on distinct Swiss icons of art, design and invention. The works are tongue in cheek interpretations of these true icons, a tribute that elaborates, reconfigures and indirectly comments on the undeniable quality of these artworks whilst constituting conceptual works of art in their own right.
National Day celebration at the Swiss Embassy
1 August 2016
The Swiss Embassy invites you to the National Day on August 1st from 4-6 pm. Join us at the residence for jazz, raclette, beers and meet our special guest Lars Seier Christensen the co-founder of Saxobank. Get an impression of the event in our photo gallery on the left.
During the 3daysofdesign the Swiss Embassy, located directly at the waterfront in the North of Copenhagen, opened its doors for exclusive insights into its landmarked architecture and exquisite interiors.