September 13, 1859|
|Died||July 2, 1928
|Buildings||Palace Hotel, Copenhagen
Tuborg Building, Hellerup
Anton Rosen (13 September 1859 – 2 July 1928) was a Danish architect, furniture designer, decorative artist and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In his architecture, he combined a free Historicist style with inspiration from contemporary English architecture and details influenced by Jugendstil.
Anton Rosen was born on 9 September 1859 in Horsens, the son of an apprentice mason. The family moved to Copenhagen and young Rosen was accepted into the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1877. After graduating in 1882 he was employed with Vilhelm Dahlerup and in 1883 moved to Silkeborg to oversee the construction of Silkeborg Bath. In 1889 Rosen was married to the daughter of a local hotel owner, which gave him a personal attachment to Silkeborg which was to last and over the years he left a considerable mark on the cityscape of the young town with buildings such as Silkeborg Watertower and the chimney at Silkeborg Paperworks. The time with Vilhelm Dahlerup, until 1884 and again from 1890 to 1896, had great influence on his later works.
Rosen participated in many of the large exhibitions which were popular around the turn of the century, including as the main architect of the National Exhibition in Århus in 1909. The success with the latter made him a titular professor at the Academy and won him its gold medal as well as the Eckersberg Medal, with support from Hack Kampmann and Heinrich Wenck among others.
- Silkeborg Watertower, Silkeborg (19+2)
- Løvenborg, Vesterbrogade 31, Copenhagen (1906)
- Vesterbrogade 40-42, Copenhagen (1909)
- Palace Hotel, Copenhagen (1907–10)
- Ole Rømer Observatory, Århus (1910–11)
- Tuborg Factories, Hellerup (1912–14)
Electricity Building at the National Exhibition in Århus, 1909
Silkeborg Watertower, Silkeborg (1902)
Palace Hotel, Copenhagen (1910)
Ole Rømer Observatory, Århus (1911)
Awards and distinctions
- 1909 Eckersberg Medal
- 1923 Knight of the Order of Danneborg
- 1923 Officer of the Order of the Polar Star
- 1924 Officer of the Order of Polonia Restituta
- 1925 Dannebrogordenens Hæderstegn
- 1925 Knight's Cross of the Légion d'honneur
- 1927 Honorary member of Akademisk Arkitektforening
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|Director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts