Odense is a city with lacks an overall sense of style and in many ways comes across as an anonymous provincial town. Most of the old town with single or two-storey houses was demolished during the 1960s so what we have now is an odd mix of buildings in very different styles, mostly dating from the late 19th century onwards. Odense definitively does have its gems but you’ll have to look carefully to find them.
To most people, this is more typical: A 1970s brutalist structure placed at what used to be the city’s busiest intersection. It could be any building anywhere. It fills its purpose, but the lack of grace is obvious.
This is an also-ran which I didn’t use for the project partly because of the difficulties in catching the Skt. Anne’s complex. This photo has three or four generations of buildings: One turn-of-the-century at the back, the monumental functionalism of Skt. Anne’s (a building housing GPs and medical clinics) to the right, the 1970s red-brick style of Jyske Bank’s building to the left and an older post-modernized building at the back to the right.