town hall Lyngby

The trip out to Lyngby to look at the new furniture store of FDB Møbler was also the chance to take some photographs of the town hall that was designed by Ib Martin Jensen and Hans Erling Langkilde, following a competition in 1937, and completed in 1941.

Built in reinforced concrete, the block has five main floors faced in Greenland marble and a penthouse inset from the main plane of the front and faced in copper. Set across one side of a large square the front forms a gentle arc and the design is uniform and regular apart from windows at the right-hand end that rise through two full floors and mark, externally, the position of the council chamber and the glazed entrance and porch which is not central but off set again to the right. The entrance hall leadsthrough the building to the main staircase that is in a block that projects to the back.

Door fittings and so on are of a very high quality and the main staircase is impressive rising the full height of the building with curved flights.

Lyngby town hall, Lyngby Torv, Lyngby