Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen

Radisson SAS Royal Hotel (1960) designed by Danish Architect Arne Jacobsen was the first skyscaper in Copenhagen. The Hotel is located close to the central station and Tivoli in the heart of Copenhagen.

The 20-storey building is a modernist tower and podium high rise. The facade is a delicate curtain wall with fine aluminium mullions said to be inspired by SOM's Lever House building on Park Ave. The beauty of the building lies in the refined and tasteful proportions, detailing and material selection whose modernist language is enhanced by the furnishings and lighting. The organic forms of the furnishings contrasts the rectilinear geometry of the building whilst complementing each other.

Room 606 remains furnished according to the original design.

Arne Jacobsen

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