Get ready for two full days of great talks, panels and workshops in Copenhagen! Here are the details you need to know about the event venues.
We will organise our exclusive SDN Members Event at the venue BLOX—home of DAC - Danish Architecture Center—that brings people closer to architecture. While the Service Design Global Conference 2021 (SDGC21), with two full days of workshops and talks, will take place at the most beautiful location in Copenhagen: the old train workshop Lokomotivværkstedet.
Read on to find out more about the venues, travel and accommodations!
Located on the Copenhagen Harbour front, BLOX is part of the city’s cultural circuit of venues that have a role to play in a new urban economy. BLOX promotes sustainable urban development in a broad sense and thus forms the setting for activities aimed at the general public as well as more narrowly defined professional networks. This venue connects architecture, design, construction and tech with global decision makers, scientists and citizens to explore and develop new sustainable urban solutions. It facilitates the necessary dialogue across sectors through exhibitions, debates and summits, and seek for new answers to the challenges of our future.
How to get there
The venue is located approximately 10 minutes away from City Hall and is close to both the suburban railway, metro and bus.
If you arrive by train, you can get off at Central Station from which is takes 10-15 minutes to walk to BLOX. If you arrive by metro, get off either at the station Rådhuspladsen or at Gammel Strand and walk the 10-minute distance to BLOX. Whereas by bus the nearest stop is Det Kongelige Bibliotek close to the Royal Library which is within walking distance of the venue.
All aboard! A throwback to the golden age of rail travel is what awaits you when you enter, Lokomotivværkstedet, the impressive location selected for our global conference. Construction of this vintage locomotive workshop began in 1907 in response to the high level of train traffic in and out of Denmark.
Today, this rough and rustic locale makes for an environment teeming with creativity and imagination, thereby setting the perfect stage for our upcoming event. Upon entering Lokomotivværkstedet, you will be immediately struck by the vast nature of the space. Consisting of 9,000 square meters of space, the hall offers us unlimited possibilities to customise your learning and maximise your networking opportunities.
How to get there
The venue is close to Copenhagen Central Station and only 20 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport. Check out how to get there here.
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These information will make it easy to get to Copenhagen!
Copenhagen Airport is located approximately 10 km southeast of the centre of Copenhagen and served by the local metro and train systems. The trip from the airport to central Copenhagen is about 15 min. Train and metro tickets can be purchased at DSB's ticket office in Terminal 3. In addition, you can buy different types of tickets (for the capital region) at the onsite ticketing machines.
In Copenhagen, you can transfer freely between buses, trains and the metro on the same ticket or card provided that you do so within the timeframe and zones for which your ticket is valid.
The cost of your journey within the greater Copenhagen region depends on how many zones you need to pass through to get from point A to B, as well as what type of ticket you purchase.
You can purchase a single-ride ticket that is valid within the zones you travel according to the zone map. You can buy it from your bus driver if you have small change, from the ticketing machines at the stations, or you can use an app on your mobile phone.
Instead of buying a ticket each time you travel, you can purchase a CityPass for 24h, 48h, 72h, 96h or 120h, depending on your stay in Copenhagen. There are two types of city passes:
Details on costs for the city passes and maps of the zones are available from "Din Offentlige Transport".
You can also have the option to use the electronic “Rejsekort” which provides you with the option to buy the cheapest type of ticket for your journeys (an anonymous Rejsekort can be bought at Seven-Eleven at Nørreport station, 80 DKK)."
You can purchase tickets at most train stations, in a number of kiosks and from the ticketing machines located in all metro stations. The machines accept Danish coins and all major credit cards. You can also buy a ticket on the bus, but you need to pay in cash (Danish kroner).
Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket by downloading the mobile app 'DOT Mobilbilletter' for local tickets in and around Copenhagen. The English language is an option in the app.
More details can be found at "Din Offentlige Transport".
To plan your journey and find the appropriate schedules, you may use the Journey planner.
Further information on local transportation is available at:
Attending our conference from outside of Copenhagen? No worries! We have created an overview of nearby hotels.
Also note that Airbnb is a viable option for those looking for more “homey” accommodations.
SDGC21 is made possible with the support of our awesome sponsors!