Archinect - News 2014-10-23T02:47:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/90695068/katoxvictoria-s-sprouting-city-blocks-runner-up-for-europan-denmark-copenhagen KATOxVictoria’s “Sprouting City Blocks” - Runner-up for Europan Denmark, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2014-01-07T18:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93jwue2cs3r3it9t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our Europan 12 featured entry for today is "Sprouting City Blocks" by KATOxVictoria, a Copenhagen-based design office founded in 2011 by architects Hiroshi Kato and Victoria Diemer Bennetzen. Designed for the Vesterbro district in the competition's Copenhagen site, KATOxVictoria's entry won the runner-up award in the latest Europan Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a preview of "Sprouting City Blocks":</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oaje3wo150ey3bcr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4o/4odq9xzo39wn8zje.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqvp2zdl2cygbpn0.jpg" title=""><br><br><em>Images courtesy of KATOxVictoria.</em></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below for more images. More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/katoxvictorias_sprouting_city_blocks_-_runner-up_for_europan_denmark_copenh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85775750/fabric-s-zoetrope-inspired-trylletromler-pavilion-in-king-s-garden-copenhagen FABRIC's zoetrope-inspired "Trylletromler" pavilion in King's Garden, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2013-11-04T19:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:20:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/krvn82d47htrxm26.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The "Trylletromler" pavilion by Dutch firm <a href="http://www.fabrications.nl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FABRIC</a> has attracted plenty of public attention in King's Garden, Copenhagen since its public opening this past September. The installation was built after FABRIC won a temporary-pavilion design competition earlier this year. (Check out our previous coverage <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/fabric_wins_competition_for_a_temporary_pavilion_in_the_kings_garden_in_cop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> on our sister site Bustler)</p> <p> The concept of Trylletromler comes from the Danish word for the 19th-century zoetrope device, which gives the illusion of movement in a still image. Based on this idea, the pavilion's fence is built as a paradoxically transparent maze that creates the illusion of motion as one walks through it.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/lidjneqvkzt555fo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Here's a more detailed project description and some recent photos we received from FABRIC:</strong></p> <p> "...The Renaissance garden design of Rosenborg Castle is the oldest known example of garden design in Denmark. The design draws heavily on principles of Euclidean geometry. This language of absolute space was long regarded as the construction principle of the worl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81836766/the-story-behind-failure-copenhagen-s-business-district-restad The Story Behind Failure: Copenhagen’s Business District Ørestad Orhan Ayyüce 2013-09-16T03:11:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T21:03:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxdm26oh2swsfbic.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&rdquo;Recently we have witnessed the mounting of very large development projects in European and American cities. There is a striking physical similarity among the schemes and also a convergence embodied in private-sector involvement and market orientation.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> European urbanist&nbsp;Lea Olsson and&nbsp;Jan Loerakker gets to the bottom of recent urban development ventures in Europe and set up a pattern repeated in many other places in the World.</p> <p> <em>"This essay doesn&rsquo;t try to blame the public-private model for certain urban failures, but rather tries to make clear what factors are determining a positive or negative outcome. Looking at the role that, for instance, architectural firm BIG played in the &Oslash;restad development, this leaves us with the question how we should position ourselves as architects and urban planners in this contemporary power structure. Should we work in close affiliation with private investors who give us room to express ourselves &ndash; or will this limit our social role? Will the state only allow us to build the mediocre &ndash; or do we need public influence to add meaningful and long-lasting buildings and spaces to the city? In the precarious balance of public-private partnerships the answer of our discipline to those questions will be c...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81135512/kalvebod-waves-aspires-to-become-copenhagen-s-new-waterfront-attraction Kalvebod Waves aspires to become Copenhagen’s new waterfront attraction Justine Testado 2013-09-05T14:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:48:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n5rb74mrgurk7a7f.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The harbor-front project "Kalvebod Waves" officially opened on Aug. 30 at the Kalvebod Pier [...] in Copenhagen. The design by Julien de Smedt Architects and KLAR with support from Sloth M&oslash;ller and Niras Engineers won first prize in a competition from December 2008. Not far from the popular Islands Brygge Park in the city, Kalvebod Waves is the latest phase of a long-term plan that aims to revive a formerly desolate section of the pier into a welcoming hub for urban and water activities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76385646/3xn-designed-un-city-in-copenhagen-inaugurated 3XN-Designed UN City in Copenhagen Inaugurated Alexander Walter 2013-07-03T18:38:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:18:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04s5a86ghsapksj8.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new regional head office of the United Nations in Copenhagen, designed by 3XN, has just been inaugurated. Check out the very impressive sculptural staircase in its core which, according to the architects, is designed to reflect the UN&rsquo;s work to create global dialogue.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75910402/copenhagen-s-bicycle-freeway-network Copenhagen's bicycle freeway network Archinect 2013-06-26T17:23:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T19:42:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/054ieygzis9crxpk.jpg" width="334" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The solution, or so the city&rsquo;s traffic planners hope, is to encourage people to cycle for longer distances by creating the cycling equivalent of freeways, which will provide fast, direct routes of up to 22 kilometers into the center. A total of 28 highways are planned, providing 495 kilometers of dedicated bike tracks... Nine routes are under construction and should be completed by 2015 at a cost of 208 million krone, or $36 million, divided equally between central and local government.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75851342/jaja-onv-architects-win-copenhagen-affordable-housing-competition JAJA & ONV Architects Win Copenhagen Affordable Housing Competition Alexander Walter 2013-06-25T20:25:00-04:00 >2013-06-26T12:33:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxy0gsz5qkm3bdh1.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish firms JAJA Architects and ONV Architects, in collaboration with Bascon and Scandi Byg, have won the fourth delivery of the affordable housing concept AlmenBolig+. The order comprises 300-400 housing units on sites in the greater Copenhagen area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73777769/fabric-wins-competition-for-a-temporary-pavilion-in-the-king-s-garden-in-copenhagen FABRIC Wins Competition for a Temporary Pavilion in the King’s Garden in Copenhagen Alexander Walter 2013-05-23T17:04:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T05:47:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/153o4cb03nwiq7ze.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The entry Trylletromler by Dutch practice FABRIC has won the international design competition for a temporary pavilion in the King's Garden in Copenhagen. The completed pavilion is scheduled to open to the public on September 13.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69773409/3xn-designed-the-blue-planet-about-to-open-as-northern-europe-s-largest-aquarium 3XN-Designed ‘The Blue Planet’ about to Open as Northern Europe’s Largest Aquarium Alexander Walter 2013-03-20T14:39:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:47:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/im/imxg1lvyvnfh16vi.jpg" width="514" height="658" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in July of 2008, we reported that 3XN had won the international design competition for Denmark's new The Blue Planet aquarium with an exciting whirlpool-shaped proposal right outside of Copenhagen. Now the inauguration day of the completed building has come, and the $127M-aquarium will officially open to the public this Friday, March 22.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65622873/copenhagen-s-superkilen-urban-park-by-big-topotek1-superflex Copenhagen’s Superkilen Urban Park by BIG + Topotek1 + Superflex Alexander Walter 2013-01-16T14:00:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:10:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oohr79961sr0955h.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, we published the winners of the 2013 AIA Institute Honor Awards with eight projects from around the world being recognized in the category "Regional and Urban Design." One of the lucky award winners is Superkilen, an urban park master plan in Copenhagen designed by BIG in collaboration with landscape architects Topotek1 and artists' group Superflex.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60926424/cobe-and-nord-architects-win-copenhagen-s-prinsessegade-kindergarden COBE and NORD Architects Win Copenhagen’s Prinsessegade Kindergarden Alexander Walter 2012-11-07T19:05:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:09:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/wejx36cgjvg2jvuy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish architecture firms COBE and NORD have won the competition for the largest daycare center in all of Denmark. The complex "Prinsessegade Kindergarden and Youth Club" in the heart of Copenhagen wil be second home to 618 children and young people. Landscape architects PK3 and engineering firm Grontmij collaborated on the concept.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59172769/poised-for-a-comeback-danish-architects-reinvent-the-geodesic-dome Poised For A Comeback? Danish Architects Reinvent The Geodesic Dome Archinect 2012-10-12T19:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T00:14:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/9760f9687a70f48a60231ea6f16eb411.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2011, Tejlgaard built a plywood dome for Denmark&rsquo;s famed Roskilde Festival (think Scandinavian Coachella) that became the hit of the event. This year, he and Jepsen were invited to build a pavilion to house attendees of Folkem&oslash;det, an annual town hall&ndash;esque gathering of Danish politicians and voters meant to generate national dialogue. Given the optimism of the event, the duo decided to test a new type of exploded geodesic dome--an icon of optimistic architecture if ever there was one.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53817048/in-denmark-pedaling-to-work-on-a-superhighway In Denmark, Pedaling to Work on a Superhighway Archinect 2012-07-19T15:00:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T17:36:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v382pm8g6e0d766m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cycle superhighway, which opened in April, is the first of 26 routes scheduled to be built to encourage more people to commute to and from Copenhagen by bicycle. More bike path than the Interstate its name suggests, it is the brainchild of city planners who were looking for ways to increase bicycle use in a place where half of the residents already bike to work or to school every day.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46373517/henning-larsen-architects-wins-new-office-building-for-nordea-bank Henning Larsen Architects Wins New Office Building for Nordea Bank Alexander Walter 2012-04-26T15:50:00-04:00 >2012-04-30T12:14:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6mx15g7p8772eho.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Henning Larsen Architects and a team consisting of Signal Architects and SLA Landscape Architects have won the competition for Nordea Bank&rsquo;s new office building of 40,000 m2 in &Oslash;restad North, Copenhagen, next to the premises of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and the Concert Hall &ndash; Koncerthuset. The building will comprise Scandinavia&rsquo;s largest trading floor of 5,500 m2 with a view of the green area of Amager F&aelig;lled.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/40605105/a-dream-grows-in-copenhagen A Dream Grows in Copenhagen Nam Henderson 2012-03-07T16:08:00-05:00 >2012-03-09T13:40:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfn91r2w6ipcmd1o.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jan Gehl, says the new suburb was old-fashioned from its inception. &ldquo;It was built on principles &mdash; specifically those of the modernist movement &mdash; that were popular in the middle part of the last century,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Orestad was built from the top-down, rather than from the bottom-up. Plus, there was an idea that if you got enough &lsquo;starchitects&rsquo; on board, then things would be fine.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Nick Foster analyzes the way Copenhagen has used the development of the master-planned districts of Orestad and Nordhavn to think big and differently about urban development and redevelopment in Denmark. What makes these locations noteworthy is the fact that they were planned from the&nbsp;beginning&nbsp;to include a mix of housing typologies and&nbsp;commercial&nbsp;uses, they offered an opportunity to build high-rise blocks not allowed elsewhere and they featured a blend of starchitecture along with work by local firms.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31498746/copenhagen-rigshospital-expansion-prequalified-entry Copenhagen Rigshospital Expansion - Prequalified Entry Alexander Walter 2011-12-19T15:23:22-05:00 >2011-12-27T11:01:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/049w512rczlv5zl8.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish practice DEVE Architecture has shared with us their prequalified entry for the expansion competition of Copenhagen's Rigshospital. This hospital is the main hospital in Copenhagen and is the foremost treatment and teaching hospital in Denmark. The design is a collaborative proposal with fellow Scandinavian firms COWI A/S, WHITE Arkitekter A/S, LAND+ Landskabsarkitekter, Aps, and Lyngkilde A/S and was prequalified alongside 6 other international teams for this project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> </p> http://archinect.com/news/article/28478613/hip-cities-that-think-about-how-they-work Hip Cities That Think About How They Work Archinect 2011-11-23T11:46:07-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:31:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6419d6247b96df0a830f70e9b2783492.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This survey is not based solely on quality of life, number of trees or the cost of a month&rsquo;s rent. Instead, we examine some cities that aim to be both smart and well managed, yet have an undeniably hip vibe. Our pick of cities that are, in a phrase, both great and good...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT selects Auckland, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Santiago, Shanghai and Vilnius as the hippest cities for young professionals.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/23098609/the-crystal-awarded-with-emirates-glass-leaf-award-for-best-structural-design-2011 The Crystal Awarded with Emirates Glass LEAF Award for Best Structural Design 2011 Alexander Walter 2011-10-07T19:13:00-04:00 >2012-12-06T14:14:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p9/p93i6e35t101a9qc.jpg" width="514" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Crystal, the new extension to the financial institution Nykredit in Copenhagen, Denmark, by schmidt hammer lassen architects, has won an Emirates Glass LEAF Award in the category &lsquo;Best Structural Design of the Year&rsquo; 2011. [...] The Crystal is sited northwest of the existing Nykredit Headquarters, called the Glass Cube, on the edge of the new waterfront and the historic Copenhagen.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/20330561/from-the-school-blogs-copenhagen-wrap-up From the School Blogs: Copenhagen Wrap Up Archinect 2011-09-13T19:53:27-04:00 >2011-09-17T19:03:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f2d071d2c9f8fa769c2537a982045a3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I am back in Chicago after a summer in Copenhagen and other various Nordic lands. (I actually have been for a bit, started school on AUG22). I thought I would take a second to thank all the people that made the summer what it was.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/16528275/living-architecture-in-europe Living Architecture in Europe Alexander Walter 2011-08-11T18:41:37-04:00 >2011-08-15T04:35:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pp/ppi7os5bwvimck3n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Europe continues to battle economic and environmental gloom and doom, nations across the continent are re-evaluating how to build the cities of tomorrow with tight budgets and green mindsets. "We are at a key moment, where we as architects must become activists. We must innovate and help to find new solutions for how people can live well and do well," says Enric Ruiz-Geli, founding principal of Cloud9 architects in Barcelona.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/12304811/bjarke-ingels-designs-incinerator-that-doubles-as-ski-slope-in-copenhagen Bjarke Ingels designs incinerator that doubles as ski slope in Copenhagen Paul Petrunia 2011-07-05T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:40:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0b0b9ba6710d111e1377c91ed0af547.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How do you turn a 100-metre-tall incinerator in the heart of Copenhagen into a social and cultural hub? By building a ski slope on the roof, of course.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We also <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104120/big-puts-a-ski-slope-on-copenhagen-s-new-waste-to-energy-plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">published news of this project back in January</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/6573852/3xn-s-bella-sky-hotel-opens-today-as-the-new-nordic-home 3XN’s Bella Sky Hotel Opens Today as the New Nordic Home Alexander Walter 2011-05-16T16:57:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T15:18:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/sl9blje585oqezwv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in Copenhagen these days, make sure to swing by the brand-new Bella Sky Hotel in &Oslash;restad which was officially opened today by Danish Minister of Economic and Business Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen. Last week, we already posted first photos of the newly completed hotel exterior, today, we can also give you an insight view of what 3XN designed to impress arriving guests as a tasteful and warm Scandinavian home.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/5989044/3xn-designed-bella-sky-hotel-opens-in-copenhagen-next-week 3XN-Designed Bella Sky Hotel Opens in Copenhagen Next Week Alexander Walter 2011-05-11T14:49:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T15:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7k1pjrwv7vbo2yr.jpg" width="514" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen's Bella Sky hotel, the largest hotel in Scandinavia, is scheduled to officially open next Monday, May 16. The hotel, designed by Danish studio 3XN, tries to become a new landmark on the Copenhagen skyline, symbolizing the identity of the modern &Oslash;restad area, and also marking the capital&rsquo;s increasing importance on the international convention and congress scene.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/3335566/3xn-s-bella-chandelier-is-ready-for-installation 3XN’s Bella Chandelier Is Ready for Installation Paul Petrunia 2011-04-18T13:44:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T15:18:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d4d83498c2fe50d0181f7708e241694.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the Bella Sky Hotel, the largest hotel in Scandinavia, launches in Copenhagen May 16, guests are greeted in the foyer by The Bella Chandelier &ndash; a living scenography of light and color created by GXN, the R&amp;D department of Danish architects 3XN.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>