SAS Royal

A love story

Photo: Paul Warchol

Small pop-up exhibition

April 21, 2021 – June 19, 2022

The world’s first design hotel celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020. The SAS Royal Hotel – now the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel – is one of Arne Jacobsen’s most iconic buildings.

The hotel became one of Denmark’s first skyscrapers. It is a perfect example of how Jacobsen mastered all steps in the architectural process, from the largest lines to the smallest details.

When the hotel opened, it was considered the most modern hotel in the Nordic region, but not everyone was equally impressed by Jacobsen’s masterpiece. Why was the SAS Royal Hotel so reviled in its time? And how was it also a declaration of love for Copenhagen?

We zoom in on Arne Jacobsen – a modern pioneer who was ahead of his time – and one of his most famous buildings.

SAS Royal Hotel – a love story is an intuitive, playful and tactile pop-up exhibition, which shows Arne Jacobsen’s thoughts about total design, radical architecture and beautiful design elements.

You will find the exhibition in DAC Passage. DAC Passage does not require purchase of tickets.

One of a kind

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was one of a kind in Danish architectural and design history. With his versatile talent and tireless desire to create, he made history putting Danish architecture and design on the world map.

Developed by

The exhibition is developed by Danish Architecture Center in collaboration with Radisson Collection Royal Hotel and supported by Realdania.