MIPIM Award 2023 for Lanserhof Sylt

Posted in News, Projects on 27 April, 2023

The Lanserhof Sylt receives the MIPIM Award 2023 in the category “Best Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Project”.

ingenhoven associates designed the Medical Health Resort, including the interior design, in close cooperation with nature and monument protection. In keeping with the architects‘ supergreen© philosophy, the contemporary interpretation of the dune landscape combines maximum comfort with the highest ecological standards.

“Our projects are always to be understood as a contemporary reaction to what previous generations have created. At the same time, building on Sylt means being part of a dune in motion. For the Lanserhof we designed buildings in harmony with nature, reduced to the essentials – our definition of luxury today.“ Christoph Ingenhoven

Continuum of house and dune, presented in a contemporary interpretation
The rough beauty of the dune landscape on Sylt shapes the design. The new Lanserhof is part of this landscape. The previous development of the location made the new possible: The Lanserhof Sylt was built on an area formerly used by the military in the 1930s. In addition to the listed officers‘ home, it includes the recently completed main building, three beach houses and the diagnostics building. Even from a distance, the new buildings impress with their overhanging thatched roofs.

Taken together, they form the largest thatched roof in Europe at 7,100 square metres. Just as the medical concept of the Lanserhof is based on reduction, luxury in design here does not mean opulence of décor and surfaces, but tranquillity and concentration: Fine, carefully selected materials, spacious rooms, a close relationship between man and nature, a finely thought-out interplay of interior and exterior. The colour palette leans towards the dune landscape, beige, white, grey, wooden floors, large windows, transparent glass.

The main building consists of three building parts that are connected to each other on the north side. The building structure is compact in order to seal as little surface area as possible. In addition, high thermal insulation significantly reduces the energy demand. The two top floors provide space for 55 guest rooms, the ground floor comprises the medical spa with clinic, treatment, reception and restaurant, and finally, in the basement, fitness facilities include a climbing wall, spa, bathing area, indoor and outdoor salt water pool.

In terms of design, the main building is inspired by the Frisian houses typical of Sylt with low-pitched thatched roofs, relatively small façade areas and windows. The Lanserhof presents a contemporary interpretation: The main building rests on supports so that the ground floor could be glazed all around – a continuum of house and dune, interrupted only by partial glimpses of its inner life. The ridge and eaves swing gently, the soft shapes of the thatched roof trace the dune.

Staircase sculpture and sheltered outdoor spaces
While the Lanserhof on Tegernsee, designed by ingenhoven associates, is grouped around a courtyard and thus reminiscent of monastery buildings typical of the southern German region, in Sylt an imposing staircase made of steel and oak forms the central spatial element inside the building. It connects all levels, leading guests from reception from the garage to the medical area to their rooms, each with its own sheltered outdoor area. The loggias cut into the roof shield against strong winds and at the same time open up an unobstructed view of the sea or the dunes. All materials used, such as insulation materials, varnishes and paints, are ecologically and health tested.

The Lanserhof Group
The Lanserhof Group is one of the most modern health centres in Europe in the medical spa sector. The Lanserhof Concept has its origins here. ingenhoven associates have been working with Lanserhof since 2011. In 2014 they completed the now multi-award winning Lanserhof Tegernsee, followed by Lanserhof in Lans, Austria, in 2017, and Lanserhof at The Arts Club Mayfair, London, in 2019.

Project Lanserhof Sylt
Location Werner-Schöne-Straße 333C, List on Sylt
Project type Medical Spa Resort
Construction period 2018-2021
GFA main building 16,300 m2
GFA diagnostics building 3,150 m2
Roof area of main building approx. 5900 m2
Roof area of diagnostics building approx. 1250 m2
Client LHS Grund 5 GmbH & Co. KG
Operator Lanserhof Sylt
Architect ingenhoven associates
Team ingenhoven associates Christoph Ingenhoven, Moritz Krogmann, Anette Büsing, Andreas Crynen, KarMin Shim, Juan Pereg, Mina Rostamiyanmoghadam, Ian Chow, Martin Trawinski, Philipp Neumann, Florian Jung, Kiara Helk
Structural engineering Werner Sobek Stuttgart AG, Stuttgart
Fire protection BPK Fire Safety Consultants, Düsseldorf
Energy concept and building technology Drees & Sommer
Lighting design Tropp Lighting Design, Weilheim
Landscape planning ingenhoven associates / TGP / ENEA
Façade planning Werner Sobek Stuttgart AG, Stuttgart
Building physics Drees & Sommer
Project management Construction and project development Lanserhof
Interior Design ingenhoven associates

ingenhoven associates
ingenhoven associates was founded in 1985 by Christoph Ingenhoven and is one of the international pioneers of sustainable, ecological architecture. The office develops and realizes projects of all sizes and typologies in nearly every region of the world and in accordance with the highest green building standards, such as LEED, Green Star, BREEAM, DGNB, and CASBEE. In 1997, ingenhoven associates received international recognition for the RWE Tower in Essen, one of the world’s first ecological high-rise buildings. Since 1997, the office has been planning Stuttgart’s underground main railway station. Several award-winning high-rise projects have been built in Singapore, Japan, and Australia. The headquarters of ingenhoven associates is located in Düsseldorf’s Media Harbour, with branches in St. Moritz, Sydney, and Singapore.

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