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Rødovre City Hall

April 14, 2019

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Rødovre is one of the suburbs surrounding Copenhagen which was developed after the Second World War.

The city hall is designed by Arne Jacobsen and was completed in 1956. The long administration building has a light curtain wall defined by two stone clad gables. Angled to the administration is a building with assembly rooms. The building is elegantly located on a huge lawn, emphasizing the idea of the suburb with plenty of light, space and ease. The city hall is decorated with furniture and lighting design by Arne Jacosen. Together the building and the interior manifest the ideals of the 1950’s.

Arne Jacobsen did several buildings in the suburb of Rødovre. His inspiration from among others Eero Saarinen and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is evident, yet his delicate attention to details and the Danish country side turning suburb is tactile and elegant. The main staircase in the city hall stands as a signature sculpture of his.

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