Danish Architecture Guide

Odense City Hall

Odense Rådhus is heavily inspired by medieval Italian city halls with its red masonry, detailed sandstone decoration, slated roof and corbie gables. The central seven bays are projected forward and elevated, and they are surmounted by a curved frieze, a saw-tooth course, a string course and battlements. The middle is accentuated by a balcony and a large decorated clock. The addition from 1955 is of reinforced concrete construction, and the bottom storey has limestone dressing, while the other storeys are clad in red, fluted facade brick. It all rests upon a granite base.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014