Grandhotel The Fontenay, Hamburg

project data

Hamburg, Germany

Hotel *****

Kühne Immobilia GmbH, Hamburg

1st prize 2013

completion 2018

GFA 29.820 qm

HOAI phases 1-8

interior design:
Matteo Thun & Partners
Aukett + Heese

The new five-star superior hotel THE FONTENAY is implemented on the site of the former Hotel InterContinental, a unique location on the banks of Hamburg‘s Außenalster lake. The design for the hotel, which opened in spring 2018, originated in an urban planning and architectural design competition, which Störmer Murphy and Partners won in 2014 (interior design in collaboration with Matteo Thun & Partners). A sculptural, eight-storey solitaire rises above three fluid circles forming the hotel’s ground plan. The hotel‘s urban and architectural concept is powerfully expressive, while its free-flowing contours harmoniously blend in with the park-like terrain alongside the lake. Large treetops are nestled softly into the curved façades. From the Alster Park as well as from the interior, new vistas and geometries appear with every new viewing angle – the building shape has no front or rear side.

Fotos: Jochen Stüber, Rainer Taepper, Ulrich Hoppe, Störmer Murphy and Partners