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Bella Sky Hotel in Copenhagen, a new landmark hotel and conference center designed by 3XN

A new landmark hotel and conference center designed by 3XN is first step of the long-anticipated extension of the Bella Center; Copenhagen’s famous Congress Center. The upgrade of Bella Center adds an urban feeling to the place, and the extension will immediately benefit from Bella Center’s perfect location. The two hotel towers stand close as a pair, yet seem a little shy; the towers incline in opposite directions. The reason for this is to obtain an unobstructed view from all rooms in each tower of the flat landscape. The sky was not the limit in this case; flight safety requires a max tower height of 75m (25 floors) this close to the airport, so one tall tower was not an option. Wind considerations as well as a wish for a landmark signal caused the top twist of one tower, while the wish for a clearly indicated entrance caused the ground floor twist of the other tower. The hotel lobby is merging into the existing entrance lobby of the Bella Center, making the hotel a true integrated part, ready for large events like the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair; this time with rooms for rent. Bella Sky Hotel has been awarded at International Hotel Awards 2011 Text by 3XN Architectural Studio For further information please visit: www.bellaskycomwell.dk
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