Les Haras Hotel by Studio Jouin Manku
Studio Jouin Manku have designed the interior of the restaurant at Les Haras Hotel located in Strasbourg, France. The firm converted this former royal equestrian academy from 18th century into a contemporary brasserie with a dramatic staircase at the center of the stage.
“The interior design for the hotel and brasserie is characterised by its authenticity and modernity,” said the designers. “A particular idea of luxury and comfort inspired by the equestrian world, restrained and subtle.” Exposed wooden beams and leather from the nearby Tanneries Haas are the recurring elements throughout the hotel rooms and the restaurant.
The staircase sits between a circular bar and open kitchen at the entrance level, where informal seating and a few dining table are located.
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.
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.
Studio Jouin Manku is a tandem of singular, multicultural, ambitious, neither architects nor designers : Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku inventing a métier at the crossroads of industrial production and the long tradition of craftsmanship.
By combining their experience and concordant conceptual and experimental approaches they recognized the opportunity for a dynamic collaboration that would break down the boundaries between object, interior and structure. One of the fundamental values of the agency is reinventing itself with each project by working on a unique conception, there are fundamental ideas and design philosophies that inform every project from ceiling height to door handle. the studio is a team of 20 individuals, designers, interior designers and architects work together to push back the creation.