Arne Jacobsen, Architect, Furniture, Photos, Buildings, Copenhagen, Info, Images
Arne Jacobsen Architect, Denmark : Architecture
Famous 20th Century Danish Designer: Architectural Studio Information
Arne Jacobsen – Key Projects
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
image © Isabelle Lomholt
Aarhus Town Hall
Key Copenhagen building
SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen / SAS Royal Hotel København, Hammerichsgade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1960
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.
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
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
photo © Adrian Welch
Arne Jacobsen Building
Holte Town Hall, north of Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: –
photo © AJW
Holte Town Hall
Stelling Building, Gammeltorv, København Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 1937
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
photograph © AW
Royal Danish Embassy London – building opening for bookable tours in September 2016
St Catherine’s College, Oxford, England
Date built: 1960
St Catherine’s College student housing, Oxford, England
Date built: 2006
Design: Hodder + Partners
Further student housing next to original block by Hodder Associates.
The Belvedere Restaurant, Hannover, Germany
Date built: 1964
Bagsvaerd Church – key 20th Century Danish architecture
Arne Jacobsen architect : Danish designer
photo : Adam Mørk
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
Evergreens & Nevergreens: Exhibition celebrating architect’s 100th birthday, at The Lighthouse in Glasgow 2002
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