09 Sep Cool Design – Old Boat Houses Repurposed Into New Offices
Danish architects at 3XN have transformed old boat houses into an office space for themselves. Accommodating up to 150 staff, the Copenhagen workspace is located along a canal in the city’s Holmen neighborhood. The impetus for the renovations were spawned as the company looked to consolidate its staff into one area, removing the need to travel between floors at its Christianshavn office and facilitating collaboration between coworkers. Along with the improved employee interaction is an increase in natural lighting. Originally, the historic canon boat shed dates from the mid-1800s, and was used to repair and store military boats.