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Hack Kampmann

(1856—1920)


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(1856–1920). Danish architect. He was a protagonist of the National Romantic movement that drew on traditional and vernacular forms as well as on themes from the Rundbogenstil. He designed the Regional Archives, Viborg (1889–91), and the Custom House (1895–7), Theatre (1897–1901—with touches of Jugendstil), and State Library (1898–1902), all in Aarhus. Influenced by the strong Danish tradition of Neo-Classicism, he was responsible for the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen (1901–6—with a stepped pyramidal roof over the centrepiece), and, with Anton Frederiksen (1884–1967), Holger Jacobsen, and Aage Rafn, designed the Copenhagen Police Headquarters (1919–24), one of the finest C20 Neo-Classical essays in Scandinavia. His son, Christian Peter Georg Kampmann (1890–1955), designed the distinguished State School, Viborg (1918–26), combining Neo-Classicism with aspects of Modernism. He was also responsible for the Railway Station, Teheran, Iran (c. 1935).

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

Subjects: Architecture.


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