The ambience near the waterfront and Nyhavn has a very distinct way of resonating with the light, the people and the cityscape. It’s calm, yet in the center of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Strand is a traditional new Nordic hotel and has one of the best locations in Copenhagen. The hotel is in an immanent cohesion with the water. It exists as it is, because of its location. By interpreting Strand (in English: beach), the canal and the activities in between the hotel and the water is comparable to the beach and the outdoor life that takes place in that area. As an oxymoron, Copenhagen Strand is now a modern seaside hotel in the city, where there is a relaxed atmosphere and possibilities to slow down and enjoy a glass of something from the bar before exploring the city.
We worked with natural materials such as oak, leather and details in brass, creating a light and sophisticated atmosphere. By introducing old Danish design classics and new Nordic designs – such as Hans J. Wegner’s CH33 chair for the restaurant and Space Copenhagen’s Fly Sofa in the lounge area and in the suites – a lightness and modern take became the main features in this project. Tom Dixon’s Melt lamp is underlining the references to the seaside through its amber-like appearance, as well as the reed containers.
In the rooms everything is lifted from the ground. The closet is now a rack, where everything is exposed. The light plays with the different materials and creates a subtle definition of the space.
Photos: Interiør Gruppen A/S and Arp-Hansen Hotel Group