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Main Entry to the Krystallen, (The Crystal), Nykredit Bank's headquarters in Copenhagen. Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen, April 2017. Nikon D800, Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Krystallen

Krystallen, or “the Crystal” is a sculptural building situated along Kalvebod Brygge, very close to the main channel of Copenhagen Harbor. The Building has been prepared to accommodate the extension of the Nykredit Bank’s headquarters on the waterfront, known as the Glass Cube. But unlike the row of straight-angled facades along the Kalvebod Brygge waterfront, the new building has sculptural influences and is elevated above ground level. The Crystal was designed by Schmidt Hammer & Lassen, who also designed the Glass Cube. The new building owes its name to its glass facade and its crystalline shape, laid out in the form of a “Z” and rising asymmetrically above the ground.

Frontside view of the Krystallen, "The Crystal", Nykredit Bank's headquarters in Copenhagen. Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen, April 2017. Nikon D800, Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Frontside view of the Krystallen, “The Crystal”, Nykredit Bank’s headquarters in Copenhagen. Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen, April 2017.
Nikon D800, Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

 

In order to create views and a good connection with the harbour, the Crystal is elevated above the ground, supported only at three points, so that people can pass under it. Thanks to this geometrical shape and the double glass facades, the building will reflect the changing light and colours of the sky, and will thus change appearance during the day and over the course of a year.

(Source: Danish Architecture Center)
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