Located in the emerging area of Refshaleøen in southern Copenhagen, CopenHill is a 41,000m2 waste-to-energy plant, built by Danish architecture group BIG, that features an artificial ski slope and recreational hiking area and an embodiment of the notion of hedonistic sustainability. Visitors reaching the summit of CopenHill can enjoy the rooftop bar while exploring the highest viewing plateau in Copenhagen. The rooftop bar has been designed as an informal space, using Muuto’s Linear Steel Series in custom-made galvanized steel as key seating designs throughout.
Distinguished by its wedge-shaped form, green slopes and blocky façade composed of aluminum bricks, CopenHill is built from the idea of using an industrial space for recreational purposes: “BIG came up with the idea of using the roof to satisfy a need that many Danes have—to be able to ski, climb and hike all year round, to feel the novelty of a mountain in an otherwise flat country”, notes Christian Ingels, CEO of CopenHill.
Kept visually clean for long-lasting aesthetics, the Linear Steel Series finds its distinct character through subtle detailing and a simple expression, allowing for it to complement any outdoor setting.
CEO OF CopenHill
With a minimalistic and characteristic exterior design, we worked closely with BIG Architects on finding suitable interior designs for the rooftop bar due to flame retardancy demands and strict rules for the materials being used. With its sturdy and robust design, the Linear Steel Series in galvanized steel fits the exterior of the rooftop bar perfectly and can be kept outside all year round.
“When looking for furniture, we look for clean designs that are sturdily built with materials that express the values of emerging Scandinavian architecture and robustness. With its straight lines alongside the folded edges and the small spacing for easy removal of water, the custom-made Linear Steel Series can be kept outside all year round and will only look better as time passes.” Christian Ingels, CEO of CopenHill.