Charm on tap

Aarhus now has a new and entirely unique beer bar. Here, the beer takes a backseat to the place itself, which enjoys a very central location on cobblestoned Rosensgade with a view of Aarhus Cathedral.

It’s called ÅBEN (OPEN), and it primarily serves the ÅBEN brewery’s own beer, as well as cider and kombucha. The brewery was founded in 2017 in Kolding, Denmark, and was named microbrewery of the year in 2019.

ÅBEN literally represents an openness to new types of beer production, new people, new collaborations. When you arrive at ÅBEN in Rosensgade, the door is open and you feel very welcome.

The interior design reflects the identity of the place. It’s a place to meet friends, have fun and enjoy the beer together. The beer bar’s design and elements exude quality and careful attention, as does the high standard of the beer itself. There are many types of furniture and surfaces, but everything is elegantly connected in a harmonious unity with a focus on nature and the tactile.

Troldtekt line design acoustic panels in ‘natural wood’ colour were selected for the ceilings, underscoring the warm atmosphere and providing a precise shape that pulls the room together.

Natural materials

ÅBEN is a place that invites you to relax, as you would in a living room. Visually, beer is not the centre of attention, but it is served fresh on draught from a strip of 24 taps. Chilled and delivered straight from the brewery in Kolding, as if it were milk. The interior design also features references to grain, flowers and other ingredients that go into making the beer.

One aspect of ÅBEN beer bar’s holistic approach is its comfortable acoustics, which is essential to creating a pleasant atmosphere. Troldtekt contributes to the good acoustics in the bar, but also in the space on the lower floor, where larger groups can be accommodated.

Facts

Project:
ÅBEN beer bar in Aarhus, Denmark
Design/interior:
ATM Design
Troldtekt products
Ceiling panels:
Troldtekt and Troldtekt line design acoustic panels
Colour:
Natural wood
Structure:
Ultrafine (1.0 mm wood wool)
Installation:
With Troldtekt structure screws
Text & photos
Text:
Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect
Photos:
Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect