The opening of Scandinavia’s largest hotel symbolizes not only the identity of the modern
Ørestad area of Copenhagen, but also marks the Capital’s increasing importance on the
international convention and congress scene. The sculptural profile and visibility of the hotel
from the various corners of Copenhagen make it an architectural landmark which will draw many
visitors to the Ørestad neighbourhood.
With its 814 rooms and 30 conference rooms, the Comwell Bella Sky Hotel offers a wealth of new
accommodation and resources for the Bella Convention and Congress Center in Copenhagen.
In future this will draw an even larger segment of the international world class conferences and
events to Copenhagen. 3XN has designed the Bella Sky Hotel to create a distinct new profile on
the Copenhagen skyline, with the two towers reaching up 76,5 meters, and leaning out at a
staggering 15 degrees in each direction (11 degrees more than the leaning tower of Pisa). This
results in a sculptural building unique in Copenhagen which has started drawing many curious
looks from all over the city.
‘We have knowingly worked towards designing a building unlike anything else in Copenhagen –
And we did that because Ørestad, which is a new city neighbourhood is also unlike any other
place in Copenhagen. Bella Sky is designed specifically to reflect the identity of Ørestad,
contributing in a positive manner,’ says Kim Herforth Nielsen, Principal and Founder of 3XN.
3XN has also designed a large portion of the interior, and in that regard has aimed to differentiate
itself from other hotels.
Mr. Nielsen goes on to say, ‘Most international convention hotels have a formal and impersonal
style. We wanted to address this by doing the opposite. We designed the interior of Bella Sky in
a style reminiscent of a tasteful Scandinavian home with warmth, light and connection to nature.’
The Director of Bella Center, Mr. Arne Bang Mikkelsen is delighted that the newest addition to the
Bella Congress and Convention Center is more than just the sum of its parts. He says, ‘We have
received an architectural icon, a symbol for Bella Center and for Copenhagen, which through its
unique form provides people with an experience, both from the outside as they approach the
hotel and on the inside as they experience the many facilities and amenities offered. The Hotel is
so sculptural, that we have decided not to add any signage on the exterior. The architecture
speaks for itself.’ At the same time, the Director, Arne Bang Mikkelsen mentions that the
collaboration with 3XN architects was ‘perfect.’
The characteristic leaning towers are designed with purpose. The fact that they lean away from
each other ensures optimal guest views from both sides of each tower over the nature park
‘Amager Common’ and the Copenhagen rooftops just beyond.
‘Some of the best views can be found in Ørestad, and therefore it was important to find an
architectural solution which allows views from nearly every room. The effect of the leaning towers
has also resulted in corner rooms where the building angles create a view which is actually
underneath the room! It gives the illusion of floating above the view itself,’ says Kim Herforth
Nielsen. ‘Of course, the most fantastic view of all is from the Hotel’s Skybar which is open to the
The Comwell Bella Sky Hotel will be opened on Monday, May 16th by Brian Mikkelsen, the Danish
Minister of Business and Economic Affairs, and Frank Jensen, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen.
Bella Sky Facts
Architect: 3XN Architects, Denmark
Address: Bella Center, Center Boulevard S, Copenhagen S
Client: Bella Center A/S
Size: 42.000 m2
Height: 76,5 m (23 floors)
Number of Rooms: 814 rooms and 30 conference rooms
Engineer: Rambøll Denmark
3XN创始人Kim Herforth Nielsen。
3XN创始人Kim Herforth Nielsen。