About the project

Renovation of office property from 1961 designed by Palle Suenson.

In its time, the building was called the "Desert Fort" because of the closed facades.

In connection with the renovation, transparent solutions have been chosen, which give a lighter and slimmer look. The facades have been opened to the surroundings with the help of an extension with large glass sections. The extension allows passers-by to see life in the building, and towards the quayside, the large glass sections contribute to opening the building towards the harbor.

Behind the transformation is a team consisting of Arkitema, Erik Arkitekter, Henning Larsen Arkitekter and NIRAS.


The client is ATP Ejendomme & NH Hotel Group.

Nominated for the Renovation Award 2022 (Renoverprisen) in the anniversary category "Business"

"Desert Fort" is one of the first DGNB Gold-certified renovation projects in Denmark.