Copenhagen

Arken

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100 Skovvej,
Ishøj,

Denmark,
2635.

Soren Robert Lund's design for the Arken Museum of Modern Art places great emphasis on the contours of the surrounding landscape and the area's maritime heritage. Intended to look like a ship from the outside, there are sails and an anchor extending from the main body, while the interio has sloping walls and exposed structural beams in some areas. The collection focuses on contemporary art from Danish and international artists; past exhibitions include high-profile names such as Damien Hirst and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The museum's cafe (built clinging to the side like a lifeboat) serves Nordic food with amazing water views.