Rethinking Resources in the City Center

Stroll through the inner city, seeing a number of brutal and imposing structures, which have been profiled and awarded by RENOVER prize, for their re-adaption and repurposing into hotels, commercial and office spaces.

The tour will make its way around:

  • NH Collection Hotel – former brutalist office building, also known as the desert fortress, now an inviting five star hotel
  • Hotel The Socialist (formerly Hotel Herman K) – former totally closed structure housing a transformer station now a boutique hotel and restaurant
  • Postgården – former city center post office – transformed into a commercial space both with shops below and innovative office space above

Hear from stakeholders and experts on what makes these noteworthy examples of adaptive reuse and repurposing of structures in the inner city of Copenhagen opening them up for much more urban life and interaction.

Tour Leader: Bo Bjerre Hansen, Head of Communications, Landowners Investment Union

NH Collection foto. Thomas Muus Renoverprisen
Photo by: NH Collection foto. Thomas Muus Renoverprisen
July 3 2023, 16:30 – 19:30


Bella Center


Metro and walk


Copenhagen city center



*made possible by GI



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Come well charged and well-equipped: Bring your own water bottle.

Dress for walking and the summer weather of the North which can shift between sun and rain.

The tour will travel by mass transit – where it is best to be quick on your feet – to the inner city. From there a walking tour, traversing city streets, sometimes uneven with cobblestones, curbs, steps and stairs. It can be crowded and noisy with the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Service animals are welcome.

Air quality may be pungent with people, traffic and impacted by pollen season: i.e. grass pollen

Enjoy the long summer days and short summer nights.
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