If you think that finding brutalist architecture in Copenhagen is as realistic as stumbling upon an ice-cream truck in the middle of a desert, you are in for a pleasant surprise. The capital of Denmark is home to at least three pure-bred brutalist structures: Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen Panum Building, and Rigshospitalet. Having a penchant for all things béton brut, I spent most of my latest trip to Copenhagen roaming the city photographing these Danish takes on brutalist architecture.
Herlev Hospital is without doubt the most interesting member of Copenhagen’s brutalist trinity — not only because of its towering architecture, but also thanks to its unique interior design.
Understandably, photography is not allowed inside Herlev Hospital (it’s a busy workplace, after all), but the hospital’s PR coordinator had kindly granted me permission to photograph in the publicly accessible areas of the main building.
While I’m working on an article about Herlev Hospital’s history and artwork, you are very welcome to take a look at the photos I’ve already published. Proceed this way →