Arpe og Kjeldsholm A/S
Hotel Copenhagen Island is a gem in the middle of Copenhagen harbour. The hotel is quite literally in the harbour, on its very own island. And its distinctive architecture adds to the visual experience of the harbour.
Architect Kim Utzon drew inspiration from the old Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence when he designed Hotel Copenhagen Island. CSK made the steel structure for the bridge, which now contributes to making the experience of the hotel even bigger.
The hotel architecture testifies to Kim Utzon Arkitekters’ appreciation of raw building elements. The hotel is thus a unique combination of dynamic concrete elements and sleek, distinctive steel structures in the balconies and façades. The steel stands in contrast to the many glass sections, welds and joins, which have been incorporated into the architecture rather than hidden away.
The location, on an artificial island at Kalvebod Brygge, also meant that a number of factors had to be carefully considered before construction started. Such as how to get to and from the construction site.
A class of its own
Arp-Hansen Hotel Group chose not to have Hotel Copenhagen Island classified under the standard star system – simply because the quality of the hotel is off the scale. The hotel is in a class of its own in all respects.