Danish Architecture Guide

SAS Royal Hotel

The 18-storey, strictly geometrical hotel tower rests upon a low, vertical building. The house stands out due to its distinctive size, which is a unique shape on Copenhagen's skyline. The building is a reinforced concrete construction with a curtain wall facade that is a typical feature of modernist architecture. The facade is divided into vertical bands of grey-green aluminium profiles and glazed panels, which reflect the sky and the clouds.

The hotel is an example of Arne Jacobsen's total design, as he designed both interiors, furniture, fixtures and cutlery for the hotel. The original interiors have since been changed, however, but room 606 still remains in its original condition.

The low building contains the reception desk, foyer and restaurant, while the guest rooms are in the tower block.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014