The “Corona Hotel” renovation project in Copenhagen city center involves all the typical phases of a century-old building refunctionalisation, and all the operational challenges to run a historic building construction site in the city center. I supervised the architectural aspect and managed documentation and drawings, in close collaboration with all the adjacent relevant departments: civil engineering, MEP engineering, procurement, administration. My general responsibility was to overview the architectural design and negotiate its on-site realization in relation to clients’ expectations, based on the official design, and in respect to the agreed budget.
Following are initial design renderings and situation of the building at startup:
To achieve the abovementioned goals, the on-site project management involved the usual cross department communication and the use of a dedicated custom construction management tool, called Oversight. This tools allowed a constant control of the budget and progress of the work, provided that all departments (architectural department included) could keep information flow up to date throughout the construction progress. The information flow update was one of the administrative challenges of this project, requiring consistent communication back and forth from the construction day to day challenges to the polished data to be fed into the management tool.
My role involved: presence on site for the duration of the construction site from March 2019 up to building handover. I supervised subcontractors related to architectural finishes, negotiated architectural changes with clients, managed queries from the administrative Project Manager, produced additional detailing and construction solutions relevant to site and schedule needs. I worked in a team that included other 4 engineers and 2 foremen, individuals of varying cultural backgrounds and vocational talents within diverse environments.
Pictures during construction:
Pictures during finishings phase:
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