Paustian Showroom & Restaurant

Paustian’s Furniture Showroom and Restaurant, completed in 1987, was Kim Utzon’s first major building project and serves as a milestone in the use of precast concrete elements in Danish architecture.

The project was carried out in close collaboration with his father Jørn Utzon and his brother Jan. The client, Ole Paustian, had a successful business selling furniture and design in Copenhagen and wanted a building on the waterfront that complemented the exclusive selection.

The 2,000-square-metre building is characterised by the extensive use of white-painted, unpolished concrete, primarily in the form of standard elements, combined to create a surprisingly powerful and poetic spatial composition.

The main space is characterised by tall, narrow columns that allude to the beech woods of Denmark. The affiliated restaurant is more intimate, with eight deep window bays, giving the space a grand, yet simple beauty.

Facts

Project:
Paustian showroom & Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark
Architects:
Kim utzon Architects
Client:

Paustian A/S

Troldtekt Products
Ceiling panels:
Troldtekt acoustic panels
Colour:
Natural wood
Structure:
Fine (1.5 mm wood wool)
Edge design:
11 mm bevelled edges, K11
Installation:
With Troldtekt screws
Text & Photos
Text:
Thomas Mølvig, architect
Photos:
Thomas Mølvig, architect