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DENMARK
Number of inhabitants 5,320,000
Number of architects 8,600
Index of architects per inhabitant 1.616‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body No
Relevant authorities The MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Recognised educational centers KUNSTAKADEMIETS ARKITEKTSKOLE I KØBENHAVN (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of København School of Architecture), ARKITEKTSKOLEN I AARHUS (Aarhus School of Architecture)
Duration of studies 5 years.
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory No
Is it structured and recorded? No
Duration  
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title   Authority that grants the academic title  
Job title ARKITEKT M.A.A. (Architect) Authoriry that grants the job title Universities
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession No
Inscription in register compulsory No
Registering entity  
Law regulating profession  
Additional notes In Denmark, architecture and the architect's profession are not regulated. The exercise of the profession and of the activity are completely free.
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description All architectonical work, design, landscape.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description  
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description 5 years as of the realisation.
Source Contractual, for individual fault.
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description Compulsory for the members of the PAR (Praktiserende Arkitekters Rad - Practicising Architects' Council). There is a minimal annual coverage (2,5 millions DKK).
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Danske Arkitekters Landsforbund / Akademisk Arkitektforening
Additional notes There is an orientative fee scale for the members of the DAL/AA (Danske Arkitekters Landsforbund /Akademisk Arkitektforening).
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies Danske Arkitekters Landsforbund / Akademisk Arkitektforening
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Danske Arkitekters Landsforbund / Akademisk Arkitektforening
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? No
Title Competences
   
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
   
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
DANSKE ARKITEKTERS LANDSFORBUND / AKADEMISK ARKITEKTFORENING (Federation of Danish Architects / Academic Association of Architects) Private organisation of Danish architects which protects the interests of the profession and represents the member architects. Through its Committees, it handles different specific aspects of Federation's activities.
ANSATTE ARKITEKTERS RAD (Union of Salaried Architects) Protects the specific interests of the salaried architects. Only members of the DAL/AA apply for membership in the AAR.
PRAKTISERENDE ARKITEKTERS RAD (Council of Practising Architects) Protects the specific interests of practising architects. Entitled to membership of the PAR are private architectural companies on the condition that at least one of the responsible managers of the company is a member of the DAL/AA and has at least 5 years of professional practice.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1  
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
 
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1  
Origin 2  
Origin 3  

If foreign architects are authorised to work independently, what type of collaboration with national architects is recommended?  
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects?  

ADDITIONAL NOTES
In Denmark, architecture and the architect's profession are not regulated. The exercice of the profession and of the activity are completely free.

Useful addresses
AKADEMISK ARKITEKTFORENING
Strandgade 27 A
1401  København K
Tel: 45-30 85 90 00
Fax: 45-32 83 05 01
e-mail: aa@aa-dk.dk
URL: http://www.arkitektforeningen.dk
DANSKE ARKITEKTVIRKSOMHEDER
Strandgade 27 A
1401  København K
Tel: 45-32 83 05 00
Fax: 45-32 83 05 01
e-mail: info@danseark.org
URL: http://www.danskeark.org
ARKITEKFORBUNDET
Strandgade 27 A
1401  København K
Tel: 45-32 83 69 90
Fax: 45-32 96 81 12
e-mail: sekr@arkitektforbundet.dk
URL: http://www.arkitektforbundet.dk
 

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