To inhabit a crane of the port of Copenhagen. Where the best are the views. The Krane by Arcgency

To inhabit a crane of the port of Copenhagen. Where the best are the views. The Krane by Arcgency
[Copenhagen] Denmark
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The Krane by Arcgency. Photograph © Rasmus Hjortshøj-COAST Studio
The harbours of the Danish capital are in the process of being reconverted, as in all European harbours, and Nordhavn is also in the process of being converted. Its old industrial loading and unloading functions have been moved to better facilities.
It is not the first time that one dreams of inhabiting a harbor crane, but Arcgency with the help of owner Klaus Kastbjerg, was one of the first to realize the project of living in an old coal crane, where as stated in the memory of the Project, luxury is actually in the views that can be seen from the crane.

An interesting project of industrial recycling, even with a certain hedonistic and utopian air.

Description of project by Arcgency

THE KRANE is an immersive, multi-sensory experience. Inside is exclusive Danish design in black in homage to its past as a coal crane. Outside is the sea, sky, harbour and panoramic views over Copenhagen. An inventive, cohesive concept in this private retreat for two.

THE KRANE is an aesthetic oasis amidst an industrial landscape on the edge of Nordhavn, one of the last harbours under renovation in Denmark’s capital. Spearheaded by visionary owner Klaus Kastbjerg and architect / master builder Mads Mø more

Structural engineer.- Rambøll.
Energy engineer.- Steensen Varming
Klaus Kastbjerg
Mason.- Anton Stenberg.
Electric installations.- Bram. Upholstery.- Finni design. Steel work.- Gipcon. Carpentry.- Hyld kbh. Glass.- Kim Andersen
Start/finish.- 2015 – 2017
166m² + 120m² terrace - KRANE ROOM 40m²
- LOUNGE 7m² - SPA 34m² - GLASS BOX (reception, meeting) 40 m² - Reception, kitchen and storage (containers on ground) 45 m²
Skudehavnsvej 1, 2150 Nordhavn/ Copenhag
en. Denmark
Products and materials
Products Productos.- Anker & Co: Li
ghting. Bang & Olufsen: TV and audio systems. BMW: i3 electric car. Carpediem: Beds. Craft soda: THE KRANE craft soda. Dinesen: Wooden floors, walls and ceilings. Duravit: Bathroom components. Inventilate: Ventilation. Krone: Windows. Kvadrat: Textiles and curtains. Menu: Furniture and home accessories curated by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen. Mikkeller: THE KRANE craft beer. Vola: Bathroom fixtures


Arcgency. Architectural office situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. Arcgency is a member of CONCITO, Denmark's green think tank. In 2011 Mads Møller and Simon Vinzent established Arcgency architects.

Mads Møller, studied at Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. Master more