The office building, Vesterport, is built round a steel frame structure along the same lines as the American skyscrapers. The supporting structure of rolled steel sections is emphasised as the architectural motif on the facades. The storey partitions are of reinforced iron concrete, and the facades are clad in copper. The construction, the horizontal ribbon windows, and the layout of the shopping storey with the mezzanine forming the link to the above curtain wall facade are typical functionalist features, whereas the symmetrical treatment and tall centre section of the facade are typical neo-classical features. In this manner the office building marks the transition from neo-classicism to functionalism.
Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014