Breitenbach Landscape Hotel 48°Nord

  • Prize
    Architectural Design of the Year - Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Lead Designer
    Reiulf Ramstad
  • Photo Credit
    Photo : Florent Michel @11h45
  • Team Members
    in collaboration with ASP Architecture
  • Project Location
    Breitenbach, Alsace, France
  • Project Link
  • Client
    Emil Leroy-Jönsson (private)

Breitenbach Landscape Hotel proposes a holistic and a true ecotourism experience in Alsace, inspired by Scandinavian traditions and building on the region’s culinary, wellness and nature opportunities. Perched on the heights of the Alsatian village of Breitenbach, the landscape hotel 48° Nord reinterprets the traditional Scandinavian hytte, a place of retreat and reconnection with wild nature. At the heart of a protected Natura 2000 site, the project was designed to fit into a preserved setting without ever disturbing it.

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter is an independent architectural firm based in Norway and Denmark with a high level of expertise and a distinct ideology. The firm is focused on interlacing a strong conceptual approach with experience from past accomplished projects. Over the years, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has produced a wide range of innovative and groundbreaking projects encompassing exceptional variation in scale and program.

We favor design that conceptualizes place.

Other prizes
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has received numerous recognitions and prizes, both nationally and internationally. In 2020 the firm was rewarded with the Architizer A+Awards and an RTFA Award. It won a WA Award in 2019. Previous recognitions include some from Jacob Prisen, Gullhjelmen, The International Architecture Awards, Inaugural American Architecture, German Design Awards, European Steel Design Awards, Norwegian Concrete Awards, ArchDaily, Archilover and Dezeen, as well as multiple nominations to the Mies van der Rohe Award.