Baggen brings together wine enthusiasts and urban explorers alike. As you sip, you will learn about the symbiotic relationship between the club and the meatpacking district, and how this relationship can be fostered through thoughtful design and sustainable practices.
How important is the architecture of a nightclub? How does a nightclub fit into public space? There are many questions about what is Baggen: Is it an addition to the vibrant cultural life of Kødbyen - the meatpacking district? Is it a space that is trashy, rugged, and underground? Or is it a fun variation - a creative space - fitting into the grand picture of Kødbyen?
Is it a space where a community of queer, weird, alternative, and bohemian proudly meet, or is it a thorn in the eye of the commercial and touristy surrounding?
Baggen is located in Kødbyen - an area of Copenhagen that is culturally protected, so as to conserve the historic look and feel of the late 19th and early 20th-century meat industry in Copenhagen.
For a nightclub that is ever-changing and evolving this poses one of the biggest challenges of designing a space with certain limitations: white tiles to a certain height of the wall, no playing of music outside of the business, ceiling only painted in white, no graffiti, doors painted in a particular shade of blue etc.
Is it the club’s curse, or maybe is it the thing that makes it a unique nightclub? Is the constant struggle of enforced visual and ideological limitation, the very thing that defines Baggen’s identity? We invite you to come and take a look, form your opinion, and see how we have done so far.
To enhance the experience, we will supply you with good music, natural wine, and a blueprint of our white tile walls and colored pencils.
You’re invited to sketch what your illegal graffiti on our white walls would look like. The most creative idea wins a bottle of wine!
**Members of CAFx Community get their first glass of wine for 30kr**