3XN: bella sky hotel now open
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.




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.

street view

(left) exterior view (right) skin detail

from street

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

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

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

    nicey says:
  • Yuuuuummmaaaaaaa

    Kyle says:

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