StayCopenhagen by Holgaard Architects

StayCopenhagen by Holgaard Architects

For få år siden rummede A-huset Københavns kreative elite. Nu er bygningen forvandlet til STAY, der byder på et par hundrede møblerede lejligheder med plads, frihed og udsigt. Med i lejen følger Nordens største tagterrasse og et gennemført design – fra facade til stumtjener. Dermed halter hovedstaden ikke længere efter, når der skal huses gæster, som ønsker mere end et sted at overnatte.

STAY på et tørt sted

I foråret 2010 stod et københavnsk nybrud parat til at tage sig af de gæster, der er valfartet hertil for at føle sig hjemme. Det tidligere kreative samlingspunkt, A-huset på Islands Brygge, er blevet til STAY. I den historiestærke bygning ligger der nu 179 rummelige og delikat indrettede lejligheder og en række andre bekvemmeligheder.

STAY rammer på et tørt sted for København. Godt nok var 90’erne og 00’erne blide ved hovedstaden, der har fået superlativer som indbydende, luftig, nysgerrig og overskuelig med på vejen af nyhedsmedier som New York Times og CNN samt stilbibler som Monocle og Wallpaper, men på ét punkt har København haltet efter sine europæiske konkurrenter. Nemlig når det kom til indkvartering, der matcher de fornemme prædikater.

Bliv hos STAY, og gør huset til dit eget

Med STAY skulle det gerne ændre sig. Om du er turist, konferencedeltager, på forretningsrejse, på gennemrejse, flyttet midlertidigt hjemmefra eller noget helt sjette. Servicelejlighederne er ikke blot hovedstadens største – morgenmadscafé, fitnesscenter, lounge, rengøring og Nordens mest overlegne tagterrasse gør opholdet hos STAY ekstra rummeligt.

Men STAY er andet end beliggenhed, højt til loftet, tidløst design og favorable priser. Det er en ny måde at besøge København på. En måde, der giver gæsterne de samme åndehuller, som københavnerne selv nyder godt af. STAYs beboere har muligheden for at kokkerere deres egen mad. Friheden til at komme og gå, som det passer dem. Roen til at tænke egne tanker i eget tempo. Der er taget hensyn til det meste.

Hos STAY overnatter du ikke, du bor

Og man bor godt. Husets tidløse, modernistiske struktur er bevaret udenpå, og indenfor varetages design- og indretningsfilosofien af den møbelfabrikanten HAY. I stueetagen finder gæsterne desuden nogle af landets bedste dagligvarebutikker.

Som nævnt har STAY-bygningen en nær fortid som kunstnerisk samlingspunkt for Københavns kreative klasse. Således var billedkunstneren Tal R, musikeren Anders Trentemøller og designeren Henrik Vibskov blandt husets tidligere brugere. Deres behov for plads og uforstyrrethed midt i byens puls lever videre i STAY, hvor gæsterne helst ikke må føle sig opmagasinerede eller hastigt på vej videre. De skal føle sig hjemme.

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Om Christoffer Steenbeck

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StayCopenhagen by Holgaard Architects - in english

Danish firm Holgaard Arkitekter have refurbished an industrial building in Copenhagen harbour to create a housing complex, building a new glass facade framed in bronze aluminium. A few years ago, the A House was the hub of Copenhagen’s creative elite. Now the building has been transformed into STAY, which offers a couple of hundred apartments that come with space, freedom and view. Booking an apartment gives you access to the biggest rooftop terrace in Scandinavia as well as a meticulous design, which can be seen in everything from the front of the house to the hat stand. Accordingly, Copenhagen is no longer lagging behind when it comes to housing guests, who want more than a place to spend the night. STAY fills the void In the spring of 2010, a progressive new Copenhagen concept was ready to receive the guests who flock here, hoping that they can feel at home. The former creative focal point, the A House on Islands Brygge, has been turned into STAY. Within the history-filled building, you’ll now find 179 spacious and delicately decorated apartments and a wide array of other conveniences. STAY fills one of Copenhagen’s voids. The nineties and noughties were undoubtedly kind to the capital that was tagged with superlatives such as inviting, roomy, inquisitive and easy to navigate by news media such as CNN and style bibles such as Monocle and Wallpaper, but there was one category in which Copenhagen fell behind its European competitors. And that was when it came to accommodation that matched these buoyant superlatives. STAY at STAY and make it your own STAY aims to change this. Whether you’re a tourist, conference guest, on a business trip, travelling through or temporarily moving home. The service apartments are not only among the capital’s biggest - the breakfast café, fitness centre, lounge, cleaning and Scandinavia’s most breathtaking rooftop terrace, makes living at STAY a thoroughly generous experience. But STAY is more than setting, a lofty atmosphere, timeless design and favourable prices. It’s a new way of visiting Copenhagen. A way that offers guests the same freedom that Copenhagen’s inhabitants are currently enjoying. STAY’s guests have the option of cooking their own food. The freedom to come and go as they please. The tranquillity that lets them think their own thoughts at their own pace. STAY lets you live And the living is easy. The building’s timeless, modernist structure has been maintained on the outside, while the inside of the house has been decorated by interior design expert and furniture maker HAY. The ground floor furthermore offers up some of the country’s preeminent grocery stores. As previously mentioned, the STAY building was until recently an artistic hub for Copenhagen’s creative class. Consequently, the artist TAL R, the musician Anders Trentemøller and the designer Henrik Vibskov are among the building’s previous users. Their need for space and tranquillity in the midst of the city lives on at STAY where guests aren’t supposed to feel stockpiled or like they’re just travelling through. They’re supposed to feel at home. www.staycopenhagen.dk www.holgaard.dk