Les Haras Strasbourg Building, Hotel + Brasserie Development in France

Les Haras Strasbourg

Hotel and Brasserie Building in eastern France design by Agence Jouin Manku

21 Jan 2014

Les Haras Strasbourg Hotel and Brasserie

Location: 23 Rue des Glacières, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Design: Agence Jouin Manku, Architectes

Les Haras Strasbourg, France, a project designed by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku (Agence Jouin Manku).

This project comprises a four star hotel and the Michelin 3-starred chef Marc Haeberlin’s first brasserie.

Les Haras allies architectural creativity and technological innovation, two particular areas of French expertise, with philanthropy, an unprecedented mix for a historic redevelopment project in France.

Les Haras Strasbourg

As conceived by Agence Jouin Manku, the interior design for the hotel and brasserie is characterised by its authenticity and modernity, a particular idea of luxury and comfort inspired by the equestrian world, restrained and subtle.

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have expressed their vision of this former stud farm and historic site, in a design that is both elegant and simple.

Introduction

Les Haras de Strasbourg is a hotel and restaurant project unlike any other.

Composed of a the four-star hotel and Michelin 3-starred chef Marc Haeberlin’s first brasserie, Les Haras presents an original solution to the question many provincial cities are facing : how to redevelop and harness the potential of their architectural heritage.

Les Haras Strasbourg

Managed by the Institute for Research into Cancer of the Digestive System (IRCAD), presided over by Professor Jacques Marescaux, the project allies architectural creativity and technological innovation, two particular areas of French expertise, with philanthropy, an unprecedented mix for a historic redevelopment project in France.

As conceived by Agence Jouin Manku, the interior design for the hotel and brasserie is characterised by its authenticity and modernity, a particular idea of luxury and comfort inspired by the equestrian world, restrained and subtle. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have expressed their vision of this former stud farm and historic site, in a design that is both elegant and simple.
They have deliberately chosen to limit the range of materials used; solid wood, natural full hide leather and blackened or brushed metal to transpose the original life of this emblematic Strasbourg building into something resolutely contemporary and simple, whose architectural details attest to the studio’s creativity

The restoration and conversion of Les Haras de Strasbourg, a site charged with history at the heart of the city

Historical background

Built in the mid 18th century, the former National Stud in Strasbourg constitutes a remarkable group of buildings of which the facades, the roofs, the monumental entrance gate and the grand stables built in the classical style, are all classified historic monuments.

Les Haras Strasbourg

Founded in 1621, the city’s Equestrian Academy was initially a riding school for young well-to-do French and Germans students from the University of Strasbourg. Headquarters of the City’s Riding Academy from 1752, the Haras Royal, the Royal Stud, moved onto the site in 1756, at the request of the Marquis d’Argenson, then director of the national studs.

Closed during the French Revolution, the Riding Academy reopened under Napoleon I, only to close again in 1823. Temporarily reopened in 1830, it closed definiteively in 1845; only the National Stud continued to occupy the current site.

In 2005, the stud’s horses finally left these prestigious buildings for the last time. In 2009, the City of Strasbourg entrusted the renovation and management of this site to IRCAD under the terms of a 52-year full repairing and insuring lease (UK) or net lease (US).

In 2010, IRCAD began restoring the site under the auspices of the French Ministry of Culture, overseen by the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, the Architecte des Bâtiments de France, and the Conservateur Régional des Monuments Historiques.

Les Haras Strasbourg images / information from Agence Jouin Manku

Address: 23 Rue des Glacières, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Phone: +33 3 88 24 00 00

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