Lyngby Town Hall, Denmark, Jensen, Langkilde, Architect, Photo, Building, Design
Lyngby Town Hall – Modern Danish building
Sjælland Architecture : 20th Century Danish Building by Jensen & Langkilde
8 May 2010
Lyngby Town Hall
Arne Jacobsen, Architect
Lyngby Town Hall
Lyngby Town Hall (1939-42) was designed by two Danish architects Ib Martin Jensen (1906-79) and Hans Erling Langkilde (1906-97).
This characteristic concaved building is five stories tall and covered in green marble. When you walk all the way to the top of the building, windows in the public areas allow you to view across all of Lyngby’s rooftops and surrounding area.
Lyngby Town Hall images © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt, May 2010
The interior of the building is beautifully detailed with a large sweeping staircase as focal point at the back of the wide entrance hall. The floors above are equally generous with the public space. Flooded in natural light from both sides of the building and offering comfortable seating areas on all floors.
Lyngby – Taarnbæk council were looking into the future when they commissioned this town hall. Lyngby ’s population was only 30,000, but the new building would be big enough to admister a population of 55,000. Even so the council today have several departments all over town.
Ib Martin Jensen and Hans Erling Langkilde practised together from 1938 to 1972. Some of the buildings designed by the two include Skovgårds School in Gentofte(1949-51), Elverhøjens School in Herlev (1954) and other banks and institutions.
Arne Jacobsen Architect
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