Out with the old and in with the new, for those who didn’t attend the last RTC event ever, RTC Europe in Porto, well then you don’t know where we are taking the first BILT Europe in 2017. Just to recap, our events are now called BILT; you can read more about that here. The first BILT Europe will be taking place in the country of the Vikings. It will be hosted in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. Aarhus is one of Denmark’s oldest cities, with archaeological evidence suggesting its existence back to the last quarter of the 8th century.
Aarhus is home to a number of architectural and design companies that excel on the international scene. Thus, in 2010 and 2011, Aarhus-based architects submitted winning proposals for major international projects such as the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, and the Kristianssund Opera and Culture Centre in Norway.
- Aarhus is home to 330 registered architectural firms and 492 registered companies working within graphic, interior, industrial, product and communication design etc.
- Aarhus is the home town of two of the world’s largest architectural firms and three of the largest in Scandinavia.
- Aarhus-based design firms are making a particular name for themselves within the fields of interior design and product design.
Aarhus and the 18 other municipalities in Central Denmark Region celebrate a year as European Capital of Culture in 2017. The title European Capital of Culture (ECOC) represents one of the most prestigious and prominent cultural events in Europe.
Every year, two EU countries are appointed as host countries for the European Capital of Culture. Copenhagen was the first Danish city to host the European Capital of Culture in 1996, and it will be many years before a Danish city can boast the title again.
European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 is deeply rooted in strong regional cooperation across the entire region.
We are already planning for another fantastic event, if you want to be part of our program for this event keep an eye out for our email next month announcing the opening of the abstract submission.
Get your Viking suits ready, we look forward to seeing you in Aarhus, 5th – 7th October, 2017.