Stylish ambassador’s residence, designed by FRIIS & MOLTKE in the 1970s, now renovated to a contemporary architectural level
FRIIS & MOLTKE were commissioned to carry out a comprehensive renovation of the Danish ambassador’s residence in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. FRIIS & MOLTKE designed this fascinating, stylish house back in 1970 for the then ambassador. With its distinctive concrete façades and sharp-cut style, the house is one of a number of special concrete houses, which the FRIIS & MOLTKE architect, Ove Rix designed in the early 1970s.
The project included a complete renovation of the entire kitchen area, all toilets and bathrooms, all wall surfaces, the repair and polishing of all the marble floors, a comprehensive replacement of fixtures and fittings, copper cladding of the front door and the installation of central air conditioning. The work also included a complete interior design and furnishing project for the official part of the house, which is used for the likes of large receptions and important dinners and meetings.
Following the renovation, the house now contains a large number of FRIIS & MOLTKE-designed elements, which style- and design-wise help to inject new life and an extremely high level of contemporary architecture into this almost 40-year-old house. Examples of FRIIS & MOLTKE-designed elements include the custom-designed Corian washbasins manufactured by Mølballe, sanitary appliances manufactured by Randi, mixer taps manufactured by Børma, sofas and tables manufactured by R. Randers and bollards for garden lighting manufactured by Lampas.
The project was commissioned by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with NIRAS as engineer and business partner.
Foreign Ministry of Denmark