Danish Modernism in Architecture - Danish Embassy’s sust-DANE-able exhibition - The Royal Danish Embassy

Danish Modernism in Architecture: From Arne Jacobsen to Present Times: Breakfast Talk

5th July '08, 4:30pm - 6:30 pm

The Royal Danish Embassy
55 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9SR

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971), the architect behind the Danish Embassy in London, was one of the leading Scandinavian architects of his time and one of the first to introduce functionalism and later on international style in Denmark.

At the same time, his architecture reflects a pragmatic sensibility to local contexts and to the importance of a refined detailing which is related to a human scale. Such a sensibility often characterizes Scandinavian modernist architecture. It have contributed to the fact that modernism has been widely accepted in Denmark and still has an important impact on contemporary Danish architecture and design.

The breakfast talk will discuss connections between Arne Jacobsen’s modernism and contemporary Danish architecture also using projects from the Danish Embassy’s sust-DANE-able exhibition as examples. The breakfast talk will be introduced by Architect and Associate Professor Peter Thule Kristensen from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. In addition Art Historian Inge Henningsen, responsible for the exhibition at the Danish embassy, will give a guided tour in the exhibition.

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