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
Address: Havnegade 5, Indre By, Copenhagen
Arne Jacobsen, Architect; Dissing + Weitling A/S Arkitekten
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Architecture in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Architecture Designs – chronological list
Buildings close to the Danish National Bank building include:
Danish National Bank Building Refurbishment architects: Dissing + Weitling
Danish National Bank Building Photos © Adrian Welch
Royal Playhouse : Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
photo : Jens Lindhe
Copenhagen Zoo Elephant House : Foster + Partners
image : Foster + Partners
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Danish National Bank – Website: www.nationalbanken.dk