Behind the scenes at Alsik
Covering 24,800 square metres and standing 70 metres tall with 19 floors, Alsik is the biggest hotel in the Danish-German borderlands and one of the biggest hotels in Denmark.
The hotel is beautifully situated along Sønderborg’s lovely old waterfront where modern architecture, innovative construction and impressive works of art interact with its historical presence, the pace of the city and the unique landscapes along Flensburg Fjord.
Alsik is part of Frank Gehry’s master plan
The master plan for the development of the Sønderborg waterfront was developed by prize-winning Canadian architect Frank Gehry. Alsik, which opened in early summer 2019, is part of Gehry’s master plan that also includes commercial and residential development, recreational green areas, a multicultural centre, dynamic urban spaces and much more besides.
Green solutions from top to bottom
The hotel itself was designed by the renowned Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen Architects. High priority has been given to creating a sustainable structure, as Alsik is part of Sønderborg’s vision to be carbon-neutral by 2029.
Today, Alsik is 76% carbon neutral and a green hotel from basement to roof. This is also why Alsik is a demonstration venue for the unique expertise of clean-tech companies from the Sønderborg area.
The Nordic Style
Alsik’s interiors magnificently exemplify Nordic design, atmosphere and comfort (hygge). The authentic materials draw Nordic wildlife and light into the beautiful hotel, which is naturally furnished with elegant furniture and interiors epitomising the best of the Scandinavian design tradition.
A distinctive Danish and Nordic element is also incorporated into Alsik’s logo, inspired by the lovely alsike clover. Although the clover seems diminutive, its delicate roots and tiny corollas once laid the groundwork for a transformational upheaval.