C. F. Møller

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Christian Frederik Møller
Born (1898-10-31)31 October 1898
Skanderborg, Denmark
Died 5 November 1988(1988-11-05) (aged 90)
Aarhus, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Occupation Architect
Awards Eckersberg Medal (1845)
C. F. Hansen Medal (1947)
Practice Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Buildings Aarhus University

Christian Frederik Møller (31 October 1898 – 5 November 1988), generally referred to as C. F. Møller, was a Danish architect, professor and, from 1965 to 1969, the first rector of the Aarhus School of Architecture. His former practice, Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller, which he founded in 1924, still exists and bears his name. It is today the largest architectural firm in Denmark with branch offices in several countries.[1]


Christian Frederik Møller was born on 31 October 1898 in Skanderborg, Denmark. He first trained as a mason and later studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, graduating in 1920.[2]

He set up his own architectural office C.F. Møller in 1924, and in 1928 formed a partnership with the architect and Professor Kay Fisker which lasted until 1942. After winning first prizes in the competitions for Aarhus Community Hospital in 1930 and Aarhus University in 1931, they established an office in Aarhus in 1932. Their buildings also include the apartment blocks 2 Vodroffsvej (1930) and Vestersøhus (1935–39) in Copenhagen, the latter of which has remained a major influence on Danish housing architecture.[3]

Their winning proposal for Aarhus University consisted of individual faculty buildings arranged along the margin of an undulating park setting. The first building at the site was completed in 1933.By the early 40s, the collaboration with Fisker had ended and C. F. Møller was left to complete the Aarhus University alone. The main building was completed in 1946 and the so-called Book Tower in 1962.

Later works include Salling Department Store im Aarhus (1949, with Gunnar Krohn), Angligården (1965, later Herning Art Museum) og Egetæpper in Herning (1984).

Møller was Royal Building Inspector from 1953 to 1968, and in 1965 he became the first rector of the newly founded Aarhus School of Architecture.

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Further reading[edit]

Nils-Ole Lund: Bygmesteren C.F. Møller. 1998.


  1. ^ "World Architecture Top 100 2008". bd - the architects' website. Retrieved 2009-01-29. [dead link]
  2. ^ "C. F. Møller". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Århus Universitet". Danish Architecture Centre. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 

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