Danish National Bank Building by Arne Jacobsen

Danish National Bank Building, Copenhagen, Architect, Picture, Denmark Office Design, Location

Danish National Bank Copenhagen

20th Century Building in Denmark – design by Arne Jacobsen, architect

11 Apr 2016 – new photo

Danish National Bank Building

Danish National Bank Building
photograph © Adrian Welch

Danish National Bank Building
Address: Havnegade 5, Indre By, Copenhagen

Danish National Bank Copenhagen

Date: 1966-78

Arne Jacobsen, Architect; Dissing + Weitling A/S Arkitekten

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The Danmarks Nationalbank building was designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and constructed in the period 1965-78. It is regarded as one of Arne Jacobsen’s major works, states www.nationalbanken.dk.

Danmarks Nationalbank is centrally located in Copenhagen, surrounded by the Old Stock Exchange, Christiansborg Castle, financial institutions and government ministries in the Gammelholm district.

Danmarks Nationalbank building
photo courtesy wikimedia commons, by seier seier – arne jacobsen, national bank, copenhagen, 1961-1978., CC BY 2.0, http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6726078

Visiting the building:

Danmarks Nationalbank’s lobby is open to the public on weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Here you will find an exhibition of old and new Danish and Faroese banknotes and coins. You can also see, and hold, a gold ingot, buy commemorative and thematic coins and new banknotes and coins from Banknotes and Coins.

Guided tours are not offered, and photography is not permitted at Danmarks Nationalbank.

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Arne Jacobsen

The main entrance facing Havnegade is as discreet as they come, leading through a glass sluice gate into a wedge-shaped entrance hall, accodring to www.visitcopenhagen.com. The hall rises with cathedral-like proportions to the height of six storeys.

All walls and floors are marble clad, and only a little daylight filters through the narrow, perpendicular window openings. At the end of the hall, opposite the main entrance, a sculptural staircase in glass and steel is suspended from the lofty ceiling.

Danmarks Nationalbank
photo courtesy wikimedia commons, by seier seier – arne jacobsen, national bank, copenhagen, 1961-1978., CC BY 2.0, http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6726078

A characteristic trait of Arne Jacobsen’s architectural work is his meticulous attention to detail.

Offices and corridors were furnished with AJ lamps, doors fitted with AJ handles, bathrooms equipped with AJ’s ‘Vola fittings’, and his ‘Banker’s watches’ came to serve as central bank clocks.

Copenhagen Danmarks Nationalbank
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Danmarks Nationalbank is open to the public Monday to Friday at 09:00 – 16:00. Please note that, for security reasons, photography is not permitted inside the building.

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