schmidt hammer lassen
Designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen and opened in 1999, the Black Diamond is an extension to the Royal Library in Copenhagen that doubles its size. Its exterior of two glossy black cubes slightly tilted over its harbour-front walkway, reflect the sky above and the sea before it.
This glass-and-black-marble structure, which changed the face of the city’s harbour, features a stunning eight-story atrium, whose undulating walls and balconies echo the ebb and flow of the harbour’s waterway.
Cultural spaces include the 600-seat Dronningesalen concert and theatre hall and the National Museum of Photography, and a giant painting by Danish artist Per Kirkeby adorns its ceiling.
d line pull handles, door closers, lever handles and door accessories were chosen by the architects as the Black Diamond’s finishing touches for their simplicity, modernity and classicism.