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Arne Jacobsen's Bellevue Beach Park | that nordic feeling
I have one more favourite Arne Jacobsen spot to share with you. As you know I’m a sucker for great architecture as well as design. Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was a wonderful architect and designer and I am full of admiration for his work. So much of what he touched feels timeless and looks as elegant and contemporary today as it did when it was first built. The Bellevue Beach Park was constructed in 1932. The area’s residents had long complained about not having a place to change at the new beach. So when the road was pulled back from the beach, an architectural contest was announced. A young Arne Jacobsen won the contest with his plan for the area. The crown juvel of his plan was the iconic blue lifeguard towers, that still stand tall today more than 80 years later, and have become an iconic and well-known landmark. The beach park is located just north of Copenhagen very close to the world’s prettiest petrol station called Paddehatten (the Mushroom) – also designed by Arne Jacobsen and considered among his finest functionalist masterpieces. So Arne solved the problem by building individual changing booths and a common locker room, where you could store your clothes. The …