3XN: bella sky hotel now open
3XN: bella sky hotel now open
may 16, 2011

3XN: bella sky hotel now open

‘bella sky hotel’ by 3XN in copenhagen, denmarkphotography by adam moerk all images courtesy of 3XN




danish architecture practice 3XN has completed ‘bella sky hotel’, a new landmark accommodation and conference center in copenhagen, denmark. situated between the old city core and orestad – copenhagen’s growth center – the project is an extension of the bella center, and injects the site with a fresh urban identity. consisting of two asymmetrical towers, the hotel’s form is read in a completely different manner depending on the vantage point. the structure tapers down to a slim set of footprints and inclines in opposite directions. as a result, all 814 rooms obtain an unobstructed view of the flat landscape.

3XN: bella sky hotel now open




serving as a visual landmark on the site, the towers are distinguished by a dynamic and graphic skin of white triangular panels. even from a great distance, the slightly pixelating effect is clearly read. the lobby, which merges into the existing entrance of the bella center, causes a twist of the ground floor, resulting in a dramatic street presence for the hotel.


to see images of the project during construction and to read more about the concept, click here for our previous coverage.

3XN: bella sky hotel now open

3XN: bella sky hotel now open street view

3XN: bella sky hotel now open (left) exterior view (right) skin detail

3XN: bella sky hotel now open

3XN: bella sky hotel now open from street

3XN: bella sky hotel now open night view


project info:


client: copenhagen congree center/bella center a/s size: 42,000 m2 rooms: 814 engineer: ramboll M&E: EKJ a/s

  • Yuuuuummmaaaaaaa

  • it’s how they would have built motels in 50’s america; if they’d had the technology

  • Agreed, it does seem knitted. One wonders about the rooms. It’s either distinctive and interesting — or quirky, idiosyncratic, and will soon date.

    Tom P
  • it looks like a missoni jumper coming right out of the freezer


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