Les Haras Strasbourg – France

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

Location: France

Design: Agence Jouin Manku, Architectes

Les Haras Strasbourg, 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 definitively 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


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