Hotel A, recently named “Wake Up Hotel”, is the first erected building as part of a congress- and conference centre. The centre can seat up to 4000 delegates with 3 associated hotels. The hotels consist of approximately 1,300 rooms with related facilities. The total area covers 72.800 square metres.
The organisation and the architectural layout of the three hotels provide optimum conditions for an interaction between the buildings, the green pedestrian street, and the wider surroundings. Structured by a distinctively layered and varied façade and by constantly shifting roof-formations, the architecture of the hotels is inspired by the natural conditions of the site – the cliff-formations eroded by the sea.
From Kalvebod allé the guest can entre the foyers and the main lobby of the hotels. The restaurants of the three hotels are situated on the same level as the green pedestrian street. Their spaces are orientated outwards, providing ample opportunity for a lively public space to emerge, not only for the guests at the hotels but also for the many people that move through the city from Bernstorffsgade to Dybbølsbro.
The large conference centre is placed as a cliff formation between the three hotels; it will project itself up through the pedestrian street like a rock in the Swedish skerries. Staircases provide access from the street down to the congress auditorium and the lobby of the conference centre. A major amphitheatre for outdoor performances is planned on the north-eastern side of the auditorium, both for conference-events and for public concerts.
Address · Kalvebod Allé · Copenhagen · Denmark · Year · 2009 · Size · 11.700 square meters · 125.900 square feet · Entrepriseform · Totalentreprise · Client · Arp-Hansen Hotel Group a/s · Building Engineer · EKJ a/s · Contractor · Arpe & Kjeldsholm a/s · Landscape · SLA · Decoration · Interiør Gruppen
Arkitekt: Kim Utzon Arkitekter