Danish Architecture Guide

Jarmers Plads office building

The building is one of the earliest examples of an office building in the Nordic modernist and functionalist style.

In contrast to the former headquarters of Østifternes Kreditforening this building is situated so that the tall wing containing offices forms a front against the heavy traffic on the adjacent boulevard, and the lower building containing management offices, cafeteria and rooms for representation faces H. C. Ørstedsparken. The former headquarters were disposed as a big, heavy mass which symbolised solidity and gravity.

The existing building is divided into several bodies. The house is made as a concrete structure with natural stone facings.
Building elements such as windows, staircases and similar details were designed especially for the house, and where already existing elements are being used, these are of a high standard and typical for the time of construction. One example is the lamps on each level which are from Munkegårdsskolen by Arne Jacobsen.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014