Following five long years of construction, Copenhagen’s new architectural pearl, Axel Towers, opened to the public yesterday.
Crown Prince Frederik was on hand as part of the opening of the new building, situated on Axeltorv 2, right across from Tivoli where the old Scala building used to be.
The exterior of the Axel Tower building, which consists of five towers shooting up to varying heights from 28 to 61 metres, is made predominantly from copper and zinc and is designed by the architect firm, Lundgaard & Tranberg.
The vast majority of the 23,000 square metres of space inside is reserved for office space and is closed to the general public, but the first few floors will include a number of shops and restaurants – and Michelin-starred AOC will open a gastronomic experience on the top floor later this year.
Among the shops setting up inside the prestigious building is the jewellery dealer Klarlund, chocolatier Peter Beier and the Starbucks coffee chain.
The building also has a new raised urban garden between the towers that allows visitors to gaze down upon Jernbanegade and Vesterbrogade. There are also five levels of car parking beneath the new building.
As of now, the public can gain access to the urban garden and the ground floor of the building.