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Arne Jacobsen Architect, Denmark : Architecture

Famous 20th Century Danish Designer: Architectural Studio Information

post updated 31 March 2024

Arne Jacobsen – Key Projects

Copenhagen Buildings – Arkitektur i København
Dansk Arkitektur
SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen, photograph © Adrian Welch

Dansk Arkitektur

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen is famous for designing the fixtures & fittings as well as the buildings. He is probably better known to non-architects as the designer of furniture classics such as the Egg chair, the Swan, Ant and the beautiful but ubiquitous Series 7 chair.

He also designed some key buildings abroad: notably St Catherine’s College Oxford, the Royal Danish Embassy in London and The Belvedere Restaurant in Hannover.

1924 becomes an architecture student at the Royal Academy of the Arts in Copenhagen

1927 graduates from the Royal Academy of the Arts

1930 he wins his first public project, at Bellevue, Copenhagen

Aarhus Rådhus – Aarhus Town Hall, Jutland, Denmark
Aarhus Town Hall building design by Arne Jacobsen architect
image © Isabelle Lomholt
Aarhus Town Hall

Key Copenhagen building

SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen / SAS Royal Hotel København, Hammerichsgade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1960
SAS Copenhagen Hotel building design by architect Arne Jacobsen
photo © Adrian Welch
Radisson SAS Royal Hotel was the first Copenhagen skyscraper.
Room 606 features original Jacobsen furniture and fittings.
Famous but austere Copenhagen landmark adjacent to Tivoli Gardens.

SAS Hotel Copenhagen
photo © Adrian Welch

Alberto K restaurant is located on the top floor and also features original Arne Jacobsen furniture. Radisson SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen is a 5 star hotel.
Arne Jacobsen Hotel

Bellavista Housing Estate, Strandvejen, Klampenborg, north Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1934
Bellavista Copenhagen Bellavista Copenhagen building design by Arne Jacobsen architect
photos © Adrian Welch
Innovative early building. Received an award from Gentofte Borough in 1934. Bellavista was listed in 1987. Restaurant Jacobsen is located here – restoration by architects MAA PAR Ladegaard & Christiansen

Danish National Bank Building, central Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1978
Danish National Bank Copenhagen
photo © Adrian Welch
Arne Jacobsen Building

Holte Town Hall, north of Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: –
Holte Town Hall
photo © AJW
Holte Town Hall

Stelling Building, Gammeltorv, København Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1937
Stelling Building by Arne Jacobsen Architect in Copenhagen
photo © AW
Stelling’s House: former paint store
Café Stelling – original interior by this Danish architect from A Stelling’s Paint Shop.
Arne Jacobsen Interior

Key Danish buildings by Arne Jacobsen

Aarhus Town Hall – Århus Radhuset, Jutland
Date built: 1941
Aarhus Town Hall Annex in 2000 by 3XN Architects

Rødovre City Hall, Rødovre Parkvej, Copenhagen
Date built: 1952-56

Arne Jacobsen building outside Denmark

Royal Danish Embassy, London, UK
Date built: 1977
The Royal Danish Embassy building by Arne Jacobsen Architect
photograph © AW
Royal Danish Embassy London – building opening for bookable tours in September 2016

St Catherine’s College, Oxford, England, UK
Date built: 1960
St Catherine’s College student housing, Oxford, England, UK
Date built: 2006
Design: Hodder + Partners
Further student housing next to original block by Hodder Associates.

The Belvedere Restaurant, Hannover, Germany
Date built: 1964

Location: Denmark, northern Europe

Danish Architecture

Contemporary Architecture in Denmark – architectural selection below:

Bagsvaerd Church – key 20th Century Danish architecture

20th Century designer – Danish architects

Danish Architecture
The Crystal Copenhagen
photo : Adam Mørk

Modern Architects

Alan Dunlop of gm+ad, the Glaswegian architects designing the Radisson Hotel Glasgow, familiarised himself with Arne Jacobsen’s buildings when his practice won the contract to build the new SAS hotel. Dunlop felt Arne’s interior no longer reflected Radisson’s attitude to what a modern hotel interior should be, and rather than being an asset the fallout from Jacobsen’s hotel became a burden for them. Dunlop considered that ‘SAS disliked the Copenhagen building. What gm+ad thought of as a cool, modernist and timeless interior, they would consider to be a cold and dated airport lounge’. July 2002

Modern Houses

Evergreens & Nevergreens: Exhibition celebrating architect’s 100th birthday, at The Lighthouse in Glasgow 2002

Copenhagen Architecture

Contemporary Architecture in the Danish Capital – architectural selection below:

Bispeberg Laboratory and Logistics, Bispebjerg
Design: Mikkelsen Architects
Bispeberg Laboratory Logistics Copenhagen
photograph : Hampus Berndtson
Bispeberg Laboratory and Logistics

Lynetteholm København – New Copenhagen harbour island
Design: COWI, Arkitema and TREDJE NATUR
Lynetteholm, New Copenhagen harbour island
image courtesy of architects practice
Lynetteholm, New Copenhagen harbour island

Copenhagen Architecture

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