Skovshoved Petrol Station

The Skovshoved Petrol Station (Danish: Skovshoved Tankstation) is a historic, still-operating filling station in Skovshoved at the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. First opened in 1936, it was designed by Arne Jacobsen and is an example of the functionalist style typical of the time. It is Class A listed and was thoroughly restored in 2002.[1] The filling station was originally commissioned by Texaco but is now operated by Uno-X.

Skovshoved Petrol Station
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Skovshoved Petrol Station by night
General information
Architectural styleFunctionalism (architecture)
Town or citySkovshoved
CountryDenmark
Completed1936
ClientTexaco
Design and construction
ArchitectArne Jacobsen

While the pumps and the roof are still used as a petrol station, the main building now houses an ice cream parlor, with no relation to the petrol station business and its operations.

The exterior of the building is dominated by the projecting oval canopy, colloquially known as "The Mushroom" (Danish: Paddehatten). It offers shade and shelter for filling motorists but, illuminated from beneath, also doubles as a sign at night.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arne Jacobsens Tankstation" (in Danish). AOK. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved 2009-06-27.

Coordinates: 55°45′47″N 12°35′58″E / 55.7631°N 12.5994°E / 55.7631; 12.5994