Arne Jacobsen

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Arne Emil Jacobsen
BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

Jacobsen, Arne

(är`nə yä`kŏpsən), 1902–71, Danish architect and designer. Attentive to detail, Jacobsen suited his buildings to the surrounding landscape. He chiefly designed private housing, particularly in Søholm. The Bellevue seaside resort (1930–35) and Copenhagen's Jespersen (1955) and Scandinavian Airlines (1959–60) buildings are among his best-known works. Jacobsen also designed cutlery, furniture, and textile and wallpaper patterns.

Jacobsen, Arne


Born Feb. 11, 1902, in Copenhagen; died there Mar. 24, 1971. Danish architect of the functionalist school.

Jacobsen graduated from the school of the Technical Society in 1924 and from the Copenhagen Academy of Arts in 1927; he became a professor at the academy in 1956. His works include the Bellavista housing complex and theater (1931), the first functionalist buildings in Denmark. He also designed the Stellings Building (1937), the Jespersen Building (1955), and the SAS airline terminal and hotel (1959–61), all of which are in Copenhagen. In Gentofte he designed a stadium and a complex of row houses (1947–49).


Faber, T. Arne Jacobsen. Stockholm, 1964.
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