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December 21st, 2012

Copenhagen Tours

SHOT 2012
Tours and Special Activities
The following is a summary of the tours and special activities scheduled during this year’s Annual Meeting in Copenhagen. Because the tours are very popular and sell out quickly, please register as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
Thursday 4 October
9.45 am-3.00 pm
Danish public architecture since 1600
Departs from parking place between Kilen and Fasanvej metro station; returns to CBS
Guide: Bente Beedholm, architect, former President of the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
This tour of public buildings built by the king and later the state or municipality, will introduce you to a variety of architectural styles, including Dutch Renaissance, Rococo, Classicism, Arts and Craft, and Modernism. Here, all these well-known international styles are presented with a distinct Danish flavor. The tour starts at the Grundtvigs Church (1920-40), then visits the new National Theatre (2003-08), the National Bank (1965-71), Christiansborg Church Chapel (1810-26), the old Stock Market (1619-23), Amalienborg Palace (1750-54), before ending at the Royal Library (1995-99) where there will be a light lunch in the caf�.
12.00 pm-4.00 pm
Pharmaceutical production at Novo Industry and its international expansion
Departs from parking place between Kilen and Fasanvej metro station; returns to CBS
Guide: Ulrik J�rgensen, Technical University of Denmark
Box lunch with soft drink/beer
Friday 5 October
12.00 pm-2.00 pm
Public networks and urban mobilities:
Copenhagen 1900
Departs from parking place between Kilen and Fasanvej metro station; returns to CBS
Mikkel Telle, The National Museum of Denmark
Box lunches
During a period of 30 years prior to the First World War, Copenhagen established a new city center. A quiet hay market evolved into City Hall Square and then became the eye-in-the-storm of modern public culture. The emergence of new, urban, networked technologies–electric street lighting, public transport, telecommunications, sewers–in the years around 1900, permeated the Danish capital, leading to a complex assemblage of discourse, objects and practices we today take for granted as our public space. The tour will take the participants to the core of this development, going through City Hall Square and other related spots, discussing the themes of public networks in the past, as well as pointing to the future development of Copenhagen’s infrastructure.
Saturday 6 October
12.00 pm-2.00 pm
Copenhagen Harbor tour
By metro and boat
Departs from north entrance of Kilen building; returns to CBS
Morten Larsen, Copenhagen Business School
Box lunches
Copenhagen was founded in the twelfth century adjacent to a harbor in the sound between the islands of Sealand and Amager. Through the centuries, the harbor and its operations mirrored the life of the city. Shipping and the navy were important employers and built distinctive buildings near the harbor, but the last 50 years have witnessed the disappearance of shipping operations from the old harbor. The Navy moved most of its operations away. Ferry operations declined and moved out too. Cargo operations changed and Copenhagen did not become a large container port. Instead, the old harbor was redeveloped into new commercial and residential neighborhoods. We will begin the tour at the town center by the metro and then move to the harbor area, starting from “New Harbor,” built in the 1670s. We will sail through the former-Navy area with its centuries-old buildings and pass renovation projects that preserve some of the characteristics of new and old buildings representing four centuries of governmental, military and industrial history.
Sunday 7 October
9.30 am-2.30 pm
Viking ships at Roskilde: museum and a tour in a replica
Departs from parking place between Kilen and Fasanvej metro station; returns to CBS
Kurt Jacobsen, Copenhagen Business School
Box lunch with soft drink/beer
A thousand years ago, the endeavors of the Nordic Viking were based on the unique viking ship technology which Scandinavians developed in the ninth and tenth century. Viking ships were applied to commerce and war; Scandinavia became rich and Danes governed England. This tour will bring you to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, which exhibits five well-preserved Viking ships excavated north of Roskilde in the 1960s. You will also visit the museum boatyard with its large collection of traditional Nordic wooden boats berthed in the harbor, and see reconstructions of the museum’s five Viking ships.
9.00 am-5.00 pm
Diverse Heritages of Power Plants in Copenhagen and Sweden
Departs from the plaza between CBS’s Solbjerg Plads building and the Frederiksberg Mall; returns to CBS
Guides: Arne Kaiser, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and Thomas Kaiserfeld, Lund University
Box lunch with soft drink/beer
This tour will visit two former power plants, a diesel plant in Copenhagen and a nuclear plant in Barseb�ck in Sweden. The first has been turned into a museum, DieselHouse, celebrating a Danish built diesel engine that was the largest in the world when it was inaugurated in 1932. The big diesel will be run during our visit. The other is a nuclear power plant with two reactors that were inaugurated in 1975 and 1977 and became much contested because of their proximity to Copenhagen and Malm�. The reactors were taken out of operation in 1995 and 2005 due largely to protests in Denmark. It will not be re-started during our visit. The tour will travel across the �resund Bridge and we will hopefully see operating sea-based wind-power plants from the bridge.

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