The petrol station was nicknamed Paddehatten, the Mushroom, because of its ellipse-shaped canopy roof.
The reinforced concrete building was faced with white Meissner tiles - signalling purity and cleanliness.
A functionalist masterpiece
By this simple means Arne Jacobsen managed to build an impressive structure - one that was later to be considered among his finest functionalist masterpieces.
The petrol station was designed, under contract to Texaco, as a new standard model. But the model was never put into production. It is now a class A historic monument.
To this day, the petrol station remains the only one of its kind, fully intact and virtually unaltered since its erection in 1938. Only the petrol pumps are recent additions.