Henning Larsen Architects has designed a new hotel and water park in Sønderborg, Denmark for Sønderborg Harbour Development Company.
The hotel features 210 rooms and a 6,000m² water park with a view of Alssund Sound.
The project forms part of architect Frank Gehry’s masterplan to transform the industrial harbour into a new city district featuring a multi-cultural centre, a performing arts centre, residences and offices.
Henning Larsen Architects director and partner Louis Becker said that the hotel will rise as a new landmark for Sønderborg with a new gathering point in the city.
"We have been very inspired by Sønderborg’s history as a commercial city with its dynamic harbour, warehouses and close relationship with the sea. Thus, our concept offers a beautiful panoramic view of the harbour from the hotel rooms and water park," Becker said.
"It has been important for us to integrate the history and qualities of Sønderborg in our design."
As per the plans, a publicly accessible urban space will run alongside the building and combine the harbour front and connect to Sønderborg Castle to the south.
South of the urban space will feature an urban plaza with terraces and the lower facade of 85m-high tower is made up of bricks, while the upper part will be clad in copper.
The slender-shaped tower features 18 displaced floors of hotel rooms, serviced apartments and offices.
Henning Larsen said that the hotel’s height will allow guests to view the cities of Aabenraa and Flensburg.
Sønderborg Harbour Development Company expects to open the hotel in 2018.
The project will help Sønderborg Municipality achieve its goal of becoming CO2-neutral by 2029.
Image: The hotel features 210 rooms and a 6,000m² water park. Photo: courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects.