Savoy Hotel, Copenhagen

Savoy Hotel Copenhagen is a 66-room, privately run hotel located at Vesterbrogade 34 in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. The hotel is based in the rear wing of the Løvenborg Building, Denmark's first example of Art Nouveau.[1]

Savoy Hotel Copenhagen
Vesterbrogade - Løvenborg 01.jpg
General information
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
Coordinates55°40′21.36″N 12°33′22.68″E / 55.6726000°N 12.5563000°E / 55.6726000; 12.5563000
Opening1906; 115 years ago (1906)
OwnerDreyers Fond (building)
Design and construction
ArchitectAnthon Rosen
Other information
Number of rooms66

The building was listed on the Danish registry of protected buildings and places in 1885. It is owned by Dreyers Fond,

HistoryEdit

 
Hotel Savoy photographed by Peter Elfelt in 1907

The building was cconstructed for master joiner Carl Kaas-Rasmussen. In 1906, he demolished the existing buildings at the site. They included a four-storey residential building from 1861. The new building was completed the following year with the assistance of the architect Anton Rosen. It originally contained a cinema and a shop in the ground floor, commercial space in the middle floors, a residential apartment on the fourth floor and a seamstress in the attic.[2]

The building was acquired by the Bygningsbevaringsfonden in 1995. It was subsequently restored and refurbished with the assistance of Erik Møller Arkitekter. It received the Europa Nostra Award in 2003.[3]

The building has later been acquired by the Margot and Thorvald Dreyer Foundation.

ArchitectureEdit

 
Løvenborg
 
Detail from Løvenborg's facade

The building was in several ways a novelty at the time of its construction. It is the first example of the Art Nouveau style in Denmark, Rosen being its main proponent in the country. The facade is richly decorated. Not part of the supporting structure, it is the first example of a curtain wall in Denmark. Still fully functioning, Løvenborg also features the first elevator in Denmark.[4] The building was listed in 1985.[5]

Hotel SavoyEdit

Hotel Savoy has 66 rooms in the rear wing.

Further readingEdit

  • Hvass, Svend M: Rosen og Løvenborg. Kunstakademiets Arkitektskoles Forlag, 2003.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historien" (in Danish). Savoy Hotel. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  2. ^ "Anton Rosen - Løvenborg på Vesterbrogade" (PDF) (in Danish). Erik Møller Arkitekter. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  3. ^ "European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards". EU. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  4. ^ "A dash of Art Nouveau and New York on Vesterbro". Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  5. ^ "Sag: Løvenborg" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 2013-02-24.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 55°40′21″N 12°33′23″E / 55.6726°N 12.5563°E / 55.6726; 12.5563