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. 




See on google streetview here.





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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