The Krane

Nordhavn, Copenhagen
Arcgency, Denmark

The Krane combines a luxury hotel room, meeting-room, known as ‘The Glassbox’ and a spa. It is built into the steel frame of an old crane, which is located Copenhagen’s historic Nordhavn industrial harbour. Local architects Arcgency have designed the Krane. Their design theme unites large windows, a predominantly dark colour palette and natural materials, such as wood and stone.

The minimalistic yet luxurious hotel room for two people is located on top of the old crane. It links to a viewing ‘box’ perched on the edge of the frame, which provides panoramic views of the Danish and Swedish coastlines. The Glassbox, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and space for up to 20 individuals, is integrated into the frame underneath. The Spa is at the base of the Krane.

Kvadrat Roller Blinds are seamlessly integrated into floor-to-ceiling windows in The Glassbox, while cassette versions are used in the Krane’s hotel and spa. A total of 24 roller blinds are utilised; some motorised and some chained operated

It was quite hard to solve the glass box in the Krane. We wanted to have huge windows but avoid the room to overheat on sunny days. Kvadrats solution with a reflective surface on the blinds has proven to be extremely efficient and sill have that tactile look and high quality feel we like from other kvadrat products,” Mads Møller, Arcgency.
Photos by Rasmus Hjortshøj