This Crane in Copenhagen has been Turned into a Luxury Retreat

| © Rasmus Hjortshøj of COAST Studio

Architecture & Design Editor

In true Danish style, this old coal crane in the edgy industrial district of Nordhavn, Copenhagen has been turned into an ultra-minimalist dark den and spa for two – perfect for the ultimate romantic getaway.

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Paying homage to its industrial past, ‘THEKRANE‘ has been designed with a striking coal-black interior scheme by design firm Arcgency, which is known for its unique conversion projects.

The space, concepted by architect Klaus Kastbjerg and master builder Mads Møller, has incredible panoramic views over Copenhagen’s harbour and out to the sea and sky beyond. Despite its moody hue, the interior has a serene and calm feel with a myriad of textures including leather, timber, stone and metal providing tonal and textural interest.

Møller says of the distinctive use of black: ‘There are hundreds of different shades of black. Depending on the time of day, you can see so many subtle nuances.’

The converted crane has multiple levels, including a spacious reception area at ground level, an entirely glazed meeting room on the first floor called the ‘Glass Box’, a spa area and decked terrace on the floor above, and a private cabin at the very top called the ‘Krane Room’, complete with your very own lounge and terrace.

Each element of the 50 square-metre Krane Room has been custom made to fit the space, with many clever hidden details and integrated features that make the interiors playful, but also spacious.

The firm says of the design: ‘The interior is constructed so the primary pieces disappear – with the beds, seating and cupboards integrated into wall panels and the functional pieces hidden away. The result is an extra element of discovery, where objects become like sculptures in a stunning still life.’

For more details on how to book THEKRANE when it opens, email, or visit the site here.

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