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