Bella Sky Hotel
Copenhagen, Center Boulevard 5
From the center of Copenhagen you can see this hotel looming on the horizon. It intrigued me and the last day of our stay in Copenhagen, we started exploring the area around the Bella Sky Hotel. It seems to be the only building in a deserted landscape. Maybe because it is the largest hotel in Scandinavia and the area seems too small. Since 2014 it has been affiliated with the Marriot chain. The hotel has 814 rooms!
The Bella Sky Hotel consists of 2 towers with a height of 76.5 meters. This is determined by the limitations of the nearby airport. They each have a slope of 15 ° in the opposite direction. The view from the rooms could be optimized by tilting the towers. The slope is double the slope of the tower of Pisa and was a challenge for the engineers. The towers are entirely constructed in prefabricated plates. It is the first building with a slope in the world where this happened. Each floor took 11 days to complete. A quote from the architects expresses it completely:
One of the most exciting things about the project has been to create a building which is so twisted and with such a complex geometry in precast concrete units.
New Nordic Cool
The architects 3XN did not want an impersonal and formal hotel and developed a theme for the entire hotel: New Nordic Cool. Key words here are simplicity, functionality and quality; applied to both design and material. In addition to 814 rooms, the hotel also has 30 meeting rooms and a wellness area. Special is that the 17th floor is designed for women, although men are also allowed. One of the bars, The Bella Sky Bar, is on the top floor with of course a beautiful view.
I have discussed another project of the architecture firm in another blog post: the Blue Planet. I myself would hesitate to stay here on a next visit, not only for the price, but especially the location. The hotel is located in Orestad, a neighborhood outside of Copenhagen that is full of new architecture (such as the BIG apartment buildings). Everything is expensive in Copenhagen, including public transport. It would cost a lot of money to take the expensive transport to the city center every day. A solution might be the bicycle, but then you should not go in the fall or winter season.
Bella Sky Hotel
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