Home to an impressive collection of Golden Age Danish and French Impressionist art (including works by Renoir, Monet, and Manet), Ordrupgaard Museum’s most interesting design addition is the late Zaha Hadid’s extension completed in 2005. Hadid’s building is intended to be a continuation of the landscape with no real defined form. As you walk through the galleries inside, the ceilings rise and fall with the terrain and there are constant splashes of greenery courtesy of the many windows. The exterior is a mix of black lava concrete and glass that reflects the changing colors of the landscape, the concrete roof in particular can look almost multi-textural when clouds pass overhead. Finn Juhl’s house is also on-site. The museum will be closing in December for renovation.

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