Aalborg .. a mecca for architecture lovers

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Friday 15 April 2022

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Aalborg is a magnet for architecture lovers; Denmark’s fourth largest city is home to buildings that embody the splendor of Scandinavian design.

Utson Downtown

Fans of Scandinavian architecture and design like to visit the Utzon Center in Aalborg, a city with 120,000 people. The name of this center is due to the international architect “Jorn Utson”, who designed the Sydney Opera House. When they visit the building in Limfjord, tourists are quickly introduced to it by the design of the roof, which in miniature resembles the design of the famous Sydney Opera House, and the sails glistening in the sun are the features of the architect who in 2008 died. .

This center houses the permanent exhibition on the life of architect Jørn Utzon as well as temporary exhibitions and many practical sub-options for things.

Older children can create LEGO structures and designs and manipulate them in Minecraft using virtual reality glasses. “In each exhibition we try to offer something for children that they can take and build,” said architect Amalie Vinther-Sale, curator of the Utson Center, said.

have a bath

A few minutes walk from the Utzon center is the harbor bath, which includes a jumping tower and a climbing wall, which was opened in 2011 to the people of Aalborg.

Tourists can bathe in the four swimming pools in Limfjord in total or enjoy the fun when they fall off the climbing wall, which is why this area is considered one of the leading tourist destinations for culture and art lovers, who want to entertain the young children who go along . they.

concert hall

Afterwards, tourists can continue to visit the city’s attractions; Where the concert hall is one of the highlights of the city, which opened in 2014, exposed concrete lovers are delighted to see this building from the outside, and then tourists get to know the splendor and beauty of the building’s interior design. , characterized by simplicity and elegance.

The visit program also includes climbing the curved stairs to enjoy stunning views of the Limfjord and the opposite shore, which includes many architectural and industrial landmarks and the harbor; Where the city of Aalborg was once a large industrial city, and is still one of the largest fortresses of white cement production in the country, and next to the concert hall appear some elegantly designed skyscrapers, inhabited by students in the city of Aalborg. .

The facades of buildings in Aalborg are decorated with about 70 weatherproof murals. Artists come from all over the world to see these paintings, and tourists can explore these masterpieces alone or with a tour guide.

Art Museum

The Art Museum is the most important museum in the city of Aalborg, and the importance of this museum, which includes very bright halls, interrupted by daylight, is clear from the works of Danish artists and designers during the twentieth century, and the museum highlight. also includes a garden and a nice cafe, and the museum is located just outside the city and takes about 20 minutes to walk.

Kilhparken park

On the way, tourists pass the sprawling “Kilhparken” garden, and trees allow the trees to sing the music of Cliff Richard, Helena Fisher and Andrea Berg, and in fact more than 70 artists have planted their own trees in the garden, and in front every tree there is a loudspeaker, and as soon as the tourists click on the button, the songs of the singer, the owner of the tree, sound.

And when tourists want to eat some refreshments, they can stop by “Benny Lan” Café during the day, where the cozy cafe offers lots of pies, pastries and delicious pastries, in addition to salads and sandwiches, and tourists can also enjoy food on the top floor. the “Saling” shop with a view Fantastic elegant roof terrace.

In the evening, Italian food can be eaten in the “Azzurra Nordcraft” at a low cost in an industrial romantic setting; As the restaurant is located in a former power station with a cultural center.

And if tourists want to taste local dishes, there is a large industrial hall far from the city; Dozens of food stalls line up under the umbrella of Aalborg Street Food, and although these foods and drinks are not cheap, they carry the feeling of authenticity compared to the atmosphere of restaurants, and food stalls are scattered and offer various items such as fish and chips, Indian dishes, sushi and Thai curry.

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