Ever had the urge to spend the night in a crane?
Probably not, but should the mood ever take you, now you can. The Krane, more a two-person urban retreat than a hotel, sits on the Nordhavn harbour in Copenhagen and comprises of sleeping quarters, a meeting room, a spa and an outdoor terrace.
Its modern, minimalist interiors are black – a homage to its past as a coal crane – and feature plenty of wood, concrete and leather furnishings.
The 538-sq-ft bedroom area, suitable for two people, includes a lounge area, bathroom, dining table and kitchenette; while every floor is fitted with glass windows that offer expansive views over the Danish capital.
‘In Denmark, during the summer we have longer days of sunlight from about 5 am till 10 pm,’ says architect Mads Moller. ‘Along the coastline, the light is very soft and diffused. From inside The Krane, even stormy weather looks amazing.’
The Krane can be rented in its entirety, complete with a designated car and concierge who meets you at the airport and brings you breakfast every morning. You can also rent its spa or meeting room separately.