The construction of 37 new hotel apartments in Hjørringgade at Østerbro, Copenhagen is shaped as a five storey town house with a street level façade. Here above – withdrawn from the street – the tower building rises in 16 storeys including a roof terrace.

The project began after great success with the construction of hotel apartments at Charlottehaven in Østerbro – also designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects. With this project demonstrating a great demand, the property Hjørringgade 35 was purchased for the same purpose.

The goal of the project is to create a structure with a characteristic, contemporary architectural expression, balancing between the expressive and the customized. Due to its size alone, the tower building will be especially exposed, and is therefore given an architectural shape that is able to communicate at a distance as well as up close – and will become a point of orientation in the area.

Protrusions and indentations in the building combined with the volume of the tower leaves a characteristic sculptural impact. At the same time this variation of shape tones down the visual weight of the building in reference to the scale and design that characterizes the classic facades of Østerbro buildings with bays and cornices. Like Charlottehaven, the facades are designed with a light façade structure covered in zink.

The project fits into the overall strategy of the Municipality of Copenhagen for positioning high-rise buildings in the city, where the symbolic significance and forging identity of the high-rise building - combined with the city skyline - are regarded as an evident potential for urban development. Plus the increased density and concentration following the construction of high-rise buildings are regarded as possible assets when it comes to strengthening social, cultural and commercial activity in the local area.

The building is designed with a sustainable profile, meeting the future energy demands for low-energy buildings.

In connection with the project development, a special effort has been made concerning the preliminary studies of relevant options for alternative energy supply of the building. The building’s heating and consumption is predominantly based on the use of geothermal energy obtained by drilling 180 meter into the subsoil.

The construction has begun in November 2015.

Project data:

Hjørringgade 37, 2100 København Ø

3151 m²

H.S. Kryolitentreprise A/S

Main contractor:
CG Jensen A/S


Landscape architect:
Julie Kierkegaard


Under construction