The Krane

At the industrial landscape on the edge of Nordhavnen, one of the last harbors under renovation in Copenhagen, the visionary Klaus Kastbjerg and architect/master builder Mads Møller from Arcgency studio have used an old crane used for loading coal to create a unique retreat for to, a meeting room and a spa. The old structure comprised of a reception area on the ground floor, a meeting room called the Glass Box on the first floor, a spa and terrace on the second floor, and a retreat on top called the Krane Room with a lounge and terrace.

Inside this immersive, multi-sensory experience is exclusive Danish design in black in homage to its pasts as a coal crane, an understated elegance with only the essentials. Outside is the sea, sky, harbor and panoramic views over Copenhagen. – It´s all part of the vision, where the focus has been the inspiration of sensations – sight, sound and stemming (the Danish word for atmosphere), explains Mads Møller.

Every millimeter of The Krane experience has been mapped out, and is available to rent for a meeting, a stay and a spa treatment; from a designated car with a concierge who meets you at the airport, acclimates you to the amenities and brings you breakfast every morning, to the soothing and inviting interior design conceived by Mads Møller. –The water is probably 80% of The Krane experience. In Denmark, during the summer we have longer days of sunlight from about 5 am until 10 pm. Along the coastline the light is very soft and diffused. From inside The Krane, even stormy weather looks amazing, says Mads Møller. Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj, Coast Studio.

 

 

The old coal krane  in the industrial landscape on the edge of Coepnhagen´s north harbor is transformed into a multi-sensory experience, with a reception area on the ground floor, a meeting room called the Glass Box on the first floor, a spa and terrace on the second floor, and a retreat on top called the Krane Room with a lounge and terrace.

Every millimeter of The Krane experience has been mapped out, and is available to book for a meeting, a stay or a spa treatment; from a designated car with a concierge who meets you at the airport, acclimates you to the amenities and brings you breakfast every morning, to the soothing and inviting interior design conceived by Mads Møller.

In The Glass Box you meet a room with magnificent views. As the architect Mads Møller sees it, – It kick starts your imagination. Adding to the calm atmosphere are the wooden floors, their natural aroma and the acoustic ceiling. It’s the furthest thing from cold or corporate.

– It’s a totally different experience from most of the dull meeting rooms I’ve been in, Klaus Kastbjerg says. – Here you have a panoramic view at the edge of the water. So your thoughts can somehow flow…

– With the winter weather in Denmark, we couldn’t really have a spa outside. But who wants to sit inside and miss the nature? So we designed one wall completely in glass and decided to have two spa baths. Those two details changed everything. It all contributes to a sense of wellbeing from your hosts Amazing Space, who in this context are Amazing Krane. Think sea, sky, body and soul, Klaus Kastbjerg says.In the 50 m2 of top level, encompassing the bedroom, lounge and terrace, every detail matters. – I’ve worked with the families of Arne Jacobsen and Verner Panton, notes Kastbjerg. So I wanted The Krane to signal some of Denmark’s most innovative brands on the global arena. Look for high-profile Danish brands within lifestyle and design, selected for their signature style, impeccable quality and craftsmanship.

Exclusive Danish design in black in homage to its past as a coal crane. Outside is the sea, sky, harbor and panoramic views over Copenhagen. An inventive, cohesive concept in this private retreat for two.

The subdued black interior sets the scene like a picture frame for the unobstructed views over Copenhagen and beyond.

– Enjoy this unconventional angle on luxury that’s upscale yet down to earth. Raw yet refined. With enviable views of light and the water outside as the centre piece inside. A refreshing take on escape in the form of a private getaway – where you’re the only guests, Klaus Kastbjerg states.