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Aarhus City Hall

City hall of Aarhus

Aarhus City Hall is the city hall of Aarhus, Denmark. It was inaugurated 2 June 1941, and it was drawn by architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. The decision to build a city hall was taken during a city hall meeting in 1937. As one of just a few Danish city halls it was marked for preservation in March 1994 because of its unique architecture. On the first proposal the plans did not include a tower but due to massive public pressure it was later added to the drawings.

The price for the building was 9.5 mio. DKR, including the cost of the land area and inventory which in itself comprised 1.5 mio. DKR.

The city hall has a total area of 19,380 m² including the basement. The tower is 60 m tall and the tower clock face has a diameter of 7 m. The building is made of concrete plated with 6,000 m² of marble from Porsgrunn in Norway.

In January 2006 the city hall was included in the Danish Culture Kanon under architecture.

Former city halls

The old city hall (2nd) which is now a museum of feminist history.

Aarhus has officially had two former city halls. The first was erected in the middle of the 15th century and was situated in front of the tower of Århus Domkirke. It was demolished in 1859.

The second city hall was erected during 1856 and 1857. Officially it was city hall, courthouse and penitentiary. From 1856 to 1906 the county councils also held their meetings in the building. When the building was not needed as a city hall any longer due to the erection of the present city hall, the building was in use as a police station between 1941 and 1984. Today the building is used as a museum for feminist culture and history in Denmark.

The City Hall Park

The Aarhus City Hall is situated in Rådhusparken (English: The City Hall Park). The park is rather small, but connects with the park area in front of The Concert Hall of Aarhus (Danish: Musikhuset). It houses various events throughout the year and marks an entrance to the city for travellers coming from the Central Station.

Sources

  • Byens hus, Erhvervsarkivet 1991 ISBN 87-89386-22-1

External links

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  • Photos of the City Hall and the park arslonga.dk

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