Danish Architecture Guide

Føtex (formerly Havemanns department store)

With its conspicuous stair tower and blue neon lights the functionalist shop building is a distinctive building in the townscape. The facade is subdivided into horizontal bands that are emphasised by the glass oriels and the curved balconies on the tower, a typical maritime motif of functionalism. The smooth tiled facade is only broken by the tower and the asymmetrically placed glass oriels marking the main entrance.
The house is built as a column supported, reinforced iron concrete construction. Originally the facade was sided with matt-glazed tiles laid in the traditional manner in mortar with bronze ties. Today, after a renovation, the facade is sided with sandstone tiles.
The building was built for Havemanns Magasin, but today it houses the supermarket Føtex.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014