Danish Embassy

The Danish Embassy in Sloane Street is housed in a modern (1977) building which blends cleverly with its traditional ( some residential) neighbours. It  was designed by the famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. It is a purpose-built embassy in a strong, modernist design, which houses the chancellery functions as well as the ambassador’s residence.

Arne Jacobsen (1902 –  1971) also built St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and influenced the Scandinavian design revolution of the mid-20th century.

With thanks to the Danish Embassy website.

With thanks to the Galinsky website – “built environment” enthusiasts. Great work.

The building is clad in painted aluminium (the proposed bronze was too expensive) , though the ground floor has a concrete screen. The screen is decorated with abstract, geometric designs by Danish sculptor Ole Schwalb

More  pictures here. 

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See on google streetview here.

 

 

 

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There are Arne Jacobsen chairs at Skandium.   Skandium is on this blog  also.

 

 

Video above  –   In praise of Danish Architect Arne Jacobsen and his SAS Hotel, Copenhagen. See SAS Hotel on Google here. 

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