Jacobsen, Holger


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(1876–1960). Danish architect. He designed Bispebjerg Crematorium, Copenhagen (1905–7), drawing on eclectic motifs, which made his name. Later he worked on the Police Headquarters, Copenhagen (1918–24—with Anton Frederiksen (1884–1967), Hack Kampmann, and Aage Rafn), an important C20 Neo-Classical building. His most significant work was the Nye Scene, a major extension to the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, designed in 1919 and completed in 1931, in which Mannerism and stripped Neo-Classicism are evident, although the interior has touches of colourful Art Deco, without parallel in Denmark. His Neo-Classical villas of the 1920s (including his own house, Copenhagen, of 1926) combined a rational approach to planning with a scholarly refinement of detail.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Architecture.

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