Tina Saaby Metropolis Walking Copenhagen

3 Aug.: Tina Saaby

TIME: 3 Aug. 10.00-22.00h
START: Copenhagen
CATEGORY: Architect
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From Copenhagen to Gladsaxe, from the big city to the suburbs.

The walk draws a line through the welfare architecture as it developed in the 1930s and up to the 1970s. The architecture from that period represents buildings and neighbourhoods for ordinary people and for the community. At the same time, it represents a belief in stability, order and security as the focal point for the development of society.

I will walk together with Niels Bjørn. We are in search of the human aspects of the architecture of that time. In search of understanding the preconditions, neighbourhoods and constructions as they ended up, and in search of knowledge that we can pass on to the next generation of architecture for community and for people.



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Tina Saaby, citymaker and placemaker. Communicator of architecture and urban development. Tina Saaby is educated as an Architect at The Royal Academy, School of Architecture in 1997. She has worked as a practicing architect, where she has designed and developed projects, where community, dialogue and human scale have been the focal point of the built projects.

From 1. april 2020, Tina is city architect in Gladsaxe. She was city architect in Copenhagen 2010-2019.

She has also lectured worldwide, been vicepresident at The Architectural Association, and in 2018 she was appointed as an honorable member of The Academy of Urbanism, UK, and in 2019 of The association of German Atchitects; BDA.


Niels Bjørn, urbanist and PhD. Niels Bjørn advises on “human-based urban development” understood in such a way that he always takes as his starting point knowledge of how the body, senses and behaviour are affected by the physical environment. He has a background as a researcher with a PhD degree from the University of Copenhagen in urban complexity.

In addition to his work as a consultant, he is chairman of Tænketanken Urban, which as a non-profit association works to produce new knowledge and evidence and serve it to decision-makers in easy-to-understand form. In addition, he writes books on architecture and urban development, makes documentaries and hosts the podcast Bylyd on architecture and urban development.


Photo: Astrid Maria Busse Rasmussen