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Date(s) - May 12, 2019 - May 16, 2019
All Day

Nyhavn 71



OHBA is very excited to announce this year’s International Housing Study Tour destination: Copenhagen/Malmö!

OHBA will be travelling with a small group of builder and developer members to Copenhagen and Malmö with a strong focus on modern architecture, energy sustainability, urban planning and active transportation within complete communities. This will be a once-in- a lifetime opportunity to take in the culture of these two fantastic Danish/Swedish cities, while connecting directly with the most innovative and leading edge residential construction sites.


We are pleased to be joined by partnering sponsors: EnerQuality, Building Knowledge Canada, Cricket Energy, Ozz Electric and VELUX. The four-day tour will feature local guides, meetings with housing, planning and building officials, architectural walking tours, development site  visit and an evening boat cruise on Copenhagen’s famous canal.


Sorry- the 2019 OHBA International Housing and Study Tour is SOLD OUT!

Registration: 2019 International Housing Study Tour – Copenhagen and Malmö



OHBA has arranged a room block for four nights at the 71 Nyhavn Hotel in Copenhagen and, a one-day private bus trip over the Øresund bridge to Malmö, Sweden. OHBA is not arranging airfare as we anticipate a number of members will prefer to arrive a couple of days early or remain in Europe following the tour. OHBA recommends members book their own flights to arrive in Copenhagen by the afternoon of Sunday, May 12 to join the group for a welcome and orientation dinner Sunday evening. Members should arrange their own departure from Copenhagen anytime on Thursday, May 16.

Please note: Members may wish to arrive a day earlier to get adjusted to the time difference as we have an action-packed tour planned.


NOTE: Itinerary subject to change. Please be aware that there is a fair amount of walking on this tour (i.e. on cobblestone roads over a continuous amount of time).

Sunday, May 12
  • Meet in lobby at the 71 Nyhavn hotel
  • Canal cruise through historic Copenhagen harbour
Monday, May 13
  • Breakfast
  • BLOXHUB: the Nordic Hub for sustainable urbanization founded on the belief that the challenges of global urbanization and climate change require new ways of collaboration
  • Lunch Lecture: Cities for People
  • Danish Architecture Center (DAC): Facility and walking tour of newly emerging communities and innovative technology in Ørestad City / Harbour South including new residential buildings by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
  • Dinner followed by free time to explore
Tuesday, May 14
  • Breakfast
  • COBE Architects: Presentation and walking tour of Nordhavn, an area is being transformed from an industrial port into a modern residential and business quarter
  • Lunch at Silo Restauarant in the Silo Tower with guest speakers from Energylab Nordhavn
  • CF Møller Architects: Tour of the Copenhagen International School – a certified Active House and the building’s unique facade is covered in 12,000 solar panels
  • ·Dinner followed by free time to explore
Wednesday, May 15
  • Breakfast
  • Bus departs for Malmö, Sweden. Don’t forget to bring your passport!
  • Walking tour of the emerging Western Harbour Community
  • Lunch with the Malmö planning department
  • Walking tour of Hyllie
  • Return to Copenhagen
  • Dinner: Farewell dinner at the spectacular Restaurant Barr
Thursday, May 16
  • Depart Copenhagen at any time

EXCLUSIONS (Full delegate and Spousal packages)

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from Copenhagen City-Centre


Please click here to view the tour cancellation policy.


Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum of 20 members.

Registration includes:

  • Three full days of housing/development/energy site tours
  • BLOXHUB tour
  • Architectural Walking Tours
  • Tour bus between Copenhagen and Malmö
  • Four breakfasts, three lunches, and four dinners, including a welcome/orientation dinner on the day of arrival
  • Evening dinner cruise of Copenhagen’s canals
  • Four nights accommodation at the 71 Nyhavn Hotel
  • Four nights accommodation at the 71 Nyhavn Hotel.
  • Evening dinner cruise of Copenhagen’s canals.
  • Four breakfasts and four dinners.


(All daytime tour activities and lunches are restricted to fully registered delegates)