In 1969, Arne Jacobsen designed a proposal for the Royal Danish Embassy in London, but it was not until 1977 that the new embassy building on 55 Sloane Street opened. After Arne Jacobsen’s death in 1971, the project was completed by Arne Jacobsen’s partners, Hans Dissing and Otto Weitling, who continued his studio under the name Dissing+Weitling. Today, Arne Jacobsen’s embassy building is a little piece of Denmark in London and an important asset for the Embassy in its efforts to present Danish culture in a British context.
The book Arne Jacobsen in London: Art and Architecture at the Embassy of Denmark presents the ideas and history behind this architectural masterpiece and the Embassy’s ambitious collection of contemporary Danish art and design. The book is published by the Danish Architectural Press and was edited by Lone Britt Christensen, Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Denmark in the United Kingdom.