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.
24-26 May, 2018
Swiss Design has the privilege of teaming up with the Designmuseum Danmark, celebrating in the historic Festsalen a unique exhibition of Game and Interaction Design, talks and workshops from the Zurich University of the Arts. Sustainability is a Swiss core value and the amazing story of FREITAG bags will be told during the Design X Change May 26-27. In addition, a curated selection of 100 Swiss Design books will be exhibited in the landmark library reading room of the Designmuseum.
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Architecture in Residence
19 students of the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland built a sculpture in the park of the Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen, which reminds in its form of an abstracted ship. The Installation was planned in advance in Switzerland by the students and then adjusted and constructed on site in a week, accompanied by artistic leader Martin Stützle and sponsored by Krono Swiss.
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EX SITU / CHART Art Fair
Copenhagen Contemporary, Trangravsvej 10–12, 1436 Copenhagen K
Ex Situ is an international group exhibition with artists and works addressing the constantly changing conditions of forms of life on planet Earth. At a time of accelerating transformations in global ecosystems, humans and other animals leave and lose their natural habitat. The exhibition reflects the unruly state of migrating species trying to adapt to a new world where nature, culture and technology are inextricably entangled and enmeshed. The exhibition is the result of a cultural partnership between the city of Basel, the Swiss ambassador in Denmark, CHART and Copenhagen Contemporary. On that occasion CHART and the Embassy of Switzerland in Denmark invited for a dinner at the Residence of the Embassy in Switzerland. See the photo gallery by following this link.
Follow this link for more information on EX SITU.
Switzerland conquers highest mountain in Copenhagen
Monday 9th October 2017
Winter came already to Denmark exclusively a few days ago. The Head of Switzerland Tourism Nordics Adrien Genier and the Swiss Ambassador to Denmark, Benedikt Wechsler climbed up Copenhill to mark it as alpine winter territory for a while and posed the Swiss flag. Protected by three majestic St. Bernhard dogs who visibly enjoyed the spectacular view and surrounded by the representatives of the great winter resorts, Laax, Arosa, Lenzerheide and St. Moritz journalists and tour operators dived into the great new offers for an exciting winter season in Switzerland 2017/2018. Savoring an authentic Swiss raclette, Swiss wine, alpine beer from Valais and last but not least the national fresh drink Rivella on the highest mountain in the Copenhagen area they were all very excited to welcome the first snow. If they would catch a cold, Ricola mountain herbs would cure them very fast. Upgrade your winter as well and come to Switzerland for a unique alpine experience.
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Pink Tribute Fundraising Evening 2017
Thursday 28th September 2017
Embassy of Switzerland in Denmark, Richelieus Allé 14, 2900 Hellerup
Pink Tribute was established in 2003 as a way to heighten awareness and to promote funding for the fight against breast cancer in Denmark. Pink Tribute’s event this year is generously hosted by Ambassador Benedikt Wechsler & Frida Wechsler-van Wermeskerken at their Swiss Embassy residence. Since its inception, Pink Tribute has raised almost 3 million Danish Kroner, 100% of which has been donated to various organisations, such as the Danish Cancer Society‘s Department of Prevention and Early Detection, the Danish Breast Cancer Organization (DBO), and many others. The exquisite evening programme including an amazing lottery was organized by the Pink Tribute Committee 2017 Michaela Gade, Becca Shaw Frandsen, Tone Bondevik Westlie and Anne Thori Aamot. The Swiss Embassy was very proud to welcome more than a hundred guests and supporters. It is alos a very natural place to host this event, bearing in mind the the majortiyt of all cencerr treatmens in Denmark are provided by Swiss pharmaceutical companies.
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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.