Lyngby Town Hall: Jensen & Langkilde Architects, Denmark

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

Denmark

Arne Jacobsen, Architect

Lyngby Town Hall Lyngby Town Hall
photographs © Adrian Welch

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

Lyngby Town Hall Lyngby Town Hall Lyngby Town Hall Lyngby Town Hall
photographs © Adrian Welch

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.

Lyngby Town Hall Building Lyngby City Hall Lyngby Town Hall Denmark
photographs © Adrian Welch

Arne Jacobsen


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