Architecture & Interior Design
Villa | Universal

Villa
Copenhagen

Client
Nordic Choice Hotels

Size
381 Rooms

Status
Completed July 2020

Photography
Andy Liffner

Inspired by the building’s Neo-baroque style dating back to 1912, the context of the local architecture, and artworks of Danish master Vilhelm Hammershøi, Universal has designed 381 rooms across the hotel’s five floors Read More

To reflect the painter’s understated, elegant use of light, Universal has developed a warm, muted colour palette using soft ochre, brick, green-grey, and copper tones throughout the rooms, to create a calming refuge, that aims to be both timeless and forward-looking.

Conceived in the romantic sensibility of a Danish grand residence, Universal oriented its approach around the original character and beauty of the building. As very little original features remained, Universal began its design process by mapping the building’s interior and either reinstalling or restoring period features, including grand window surrounds, cornices, timber panelling, flooring, doors and architraves. To bring the best of international and local design into the hotel, Universal has curated each room to include bespoke, custom-made furniture, textiles, ceramics and lighting, selected from a range of craft-led European brands, all with a connection to Danish design.

Unique for a hotel of its size, Villa Copenhagen houses over 55 room typologies, all of which have been designed to give a sense of subtle beauty, quality and timelessness. The room types throughout the hotel vary in design, in large part due to the differing existing interior architecture, with 4m high ceilings on lower floors with near floor-to-ceiling windows, while the upper floors within the converted attic have been designed to maximise their charm, with limewash wall finish and exposed timber beams and roof-lights offering far-reaching views across Copenhagen.

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