Hotel d'Angleterre, renovation

 Hotel dAngleterre, renovation. C.F. Møller. Photo: Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Client

Hotel d'Angleterre

Address

Copenhagen, Denmark

Size

19000 m²

Year

2011-2013

Widely known as “The White Lady on Kongens Nytorv”, the more than 250-year-old Hotel d’Angleterre is an icon and a historic landmark in Copenhagen. Celebrated for its elegance, luxury and style, for centuries the hotel has provided accommodation fit for kings and princes and, more recently, rock bands and movie stars too.

When C.F. Møller Architects first looked at the existing conditions, we realised that continuously changing requirements had affected the overall appearance of the hotel, inside and outside: Walls had been pulled down, concrete decks had been erected and ceilings lowered to provide space for ventilation. The result was an impaired spatial impression.

The hotel has undergone a complete refurbishment, which is inspired by its rich heritage. It has now reopened as a revitalised grand palace. The goal has been not only to design a modern and functional flow, but also to provide a new spatiality to the public areas and rooms.

The new style of the hotel is contemporary classic. There are elegant materials in light and pleasant tones, exclusive surfaces and subdued decorative effects, which clearly emphasise the connection between the new and the old, and beautifully accentuate a plethora of outstanding rooms within its walls. Balancing elegance with a feeling of being at home, the renovation substantiates the white lady’s proud traditions.

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Team

Construction

E. Pihl & Søn

Engineering

Rambøll & AI Gruppen

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Collaborators, other

Interior Design: GA Design, SPACE Copenhagen and Hotel d'Angleterre by Alan Evensen, Creative Director

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Ventilation

Energy efficient design

Low energy windows

Sustainable planning

Energy renovation

Flexibility

LED

Healthy building

Noise minimization

References

  • 2014 Knauf x press # 14, p. 20
  • 2013 Byggeplads.dk, juni 2013, p. 21-29
  • 2013 Byggeri+arkitektur,#52, p. 44-66

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