네오-레트로를 이야기 하다. 코펜하겐에 새롭게 문을 연 호텔SP34의 가장 큰 원칙은 기존 장소에 대한 컨텍스트 존중, 그리고 이를 현재 시점에 필요한 공간 및 기능들과의 합리적인 방법론 구현에 있다. (레트로 디자인 또한 근간은 유럽의 실용주의를 바탕으로 한다.) 이를 위해 새로운 디자인과 공간들은 최소한의 양식 및 간결한 코드를 통해 기존 공간에 대한 당위성을 합리화 한다. 총 118 객실, 두개의 레스토랑, 두개의 바, 체력단련실 및 컨퍼런스로 활용가능한 프라빗 시네마는 기존 건축어휘들-루프탑 테라스, 중정- 과 조화를 이루며 호텔을 완성한다. 그리고 또한 그라운드 플로어는 로프티 라운지와 소규모 텔레비젼 및 리셉션 기능을 포함하는 도서관과 바, 카페로 이루어 진다. 객실은 싱글 스탠다드 타입부터 코펜하겐의 아름다운 도시전경을 감상 할 수 있는 발코니를 포함한 펜트하우스까지 다양한 타입으로 준비되며 심플하며 간결한 디자인을 바탕으로 50년대 데니쉬 스타일 가구들과 함께 여행자의 편안한 안식처를 제공하여 준다.
Having opened last April, Hotel SP34 is the new hotspot for design fiends in the Danish capital Copenhagen
– it had us at the lemon yellow neon sign hanging above the doorway.
Previously the arty Hotel Fox, the interiors have been completely
overhauled by Danish architect and designer Morten Hedegaard, and the result is the clean-cut but sumptuously snug.
Located in the city’s Latin Quarter close to the Town Hall on Rasmussen Square, the whimsical Tivoli gardens and the main shopping street Strøget, is very different to the hotel that previously stood in its place. Whereas Hotel Fox appealed to an arty backpacker crowd who were drawn to its playful interiors created by various artists, SP34’s owner hopes to attract a more upmarket clientele (as well as the SP34, the Brøchner group comprises the hotels Astoria and Danmark also located in Copenhagen).
photo © Brochner hotels / SP34.
The new hotel which comprises 118 rooms, two restaurants, two bars, a
gym and a private cinema as well as a conference centre, is well on the
way to becoming a neighbourhood icon due to its friendly atmosphere and
the will to both preserve and focus on the building’s original
architecture in its design (including several rooftop terraces and a
On the ground floor, an open plan lofty lounge area and a small television and library den adjoin the reception, bar and café. Simple, light and bright, its walls are a lighter shade of grey than the rest of the hotel and are interrupted by an amusing spider graph mural. Next door, the Bar Moritz is a laid-back, lively tapas restaurant with contemporary bistro wood interiors wrapped in petrol grey-blue walls. Also part of the group, a little further along the same road, the Din Nye Ven café has more of an industrial Brooklyn coffeehouse look with exposed brick walls and artwork.
The rooms range from a functional single standards to plush penthouse
suites with balconies boasting beautiful views of the city’s skyline
where soothing palettes of greys are lifted by crisp white linens,
moulded wood and caramel leather headboards, alongside the flowing lines
of 50s Danish style furniture - including an adaptation of the Hans
Wegner Rope Chair design. The lighting is subdued throughout the hotel,
punctuated from time to time by playful neon bulb table lamps and custom
made ceiling lights by the Swedish company RUBN. In fact, anyone who have stayed at the Ibsens (previously part of the Brøchner group), a boutique hotel with a strong focus on minimalist Danish design also by Morten Hedegaard, will be sure to notice elements of the designer’s signature style at play here too.
Clean lines and a minimal decor give the occupant plenty of breathing space as well as allowing for the building’s original features to shine through. Refined, contemporary and low-key, SP34 comes as a much-needed breath of fresh air on Copenhagen’s hotel scene and has unlocked the Brøchner group’s newfound flair for reintroducing understated luxury in the city. If there were such a term, indeed the SP34 would be a prime example of ‘neo-retro’.