Danish hotel chain Brøchner Hotels has transformed a Copenhagen electrical transformer station into repurposed luxury stay. Giving the space a new lease on life, the historic building of almost 50 years has been updated with modern and brutalist aesthetics, coined Herman K.
The 31-room hotels exterior has remained mostly untouched thanks to its heritage listing, boasting an original metal grid facade. Upon entry, the lobby opens up to a massive 12 meter-high central space, showcasing a set of huge steel doors, supported by exposed concrete walls and the existing terrazzo stairs. Within the space, smaller bars and a restaurant can be found.
Staying true to the ethos of the privately-owned group, the hotel and more specifically its rooms, strive to create a homely feel for its guests, through the modern Scandinavian style. Rooms range from Tiny to the Penthouse Suite, each offering custom-made beds, private balconies, marble encased bathrooms, and an all-inclusive minibar.
‘We wanted to keep the story, and the story is that the building was built for machines so we transformed it into a place where people can actually live and breathe,’ says general manager Lise Egenius to Spaces. ‘It’s our interpretation of being a five star so we don’t have a doorman, I will open the door and we connect with guests instead of keeping a distance.’
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