Topping-Out Ceremony in Sønderborg

Topping-Out Ceremony in Sønderborg

The “Giant of Alsen” has risen up.
With the Alsik, which Bitten & Mads Clausen fond, together with PFA Pension, is taking the biggest step to date in implementing the master plan by award-winning architect Frank Gehry to transform the old industrial harbour of Sønderborg into a district with unique architecture. The 12th of April was the topping-out ceremony.

An architectural giant has risen on Alsen. At 70 metres, spread over 19 floors, the Alsik, Sønderborg’s new landmark, has reached the top and towers above Northern Europe in more than one relationship. The Alsik will be the largest 4-star conference and business hotel in the region, with Denmark’s largest spa and wellness area on 4.500 square metres.
The hotel is financed by PFA Pension and the Bitten & Mads Clausen Fond, the Danfoss A/S bearer fond. It is signed by Henning Larsen Architects, who are also responsible for the opera in Copenhagen. The topping-out ceremony of Alsik on 12th April also marks the biggest step to date in implementation of the master plan, drawn up by award-winning architect Frank Gehry in 2006, to transform the old industrial harbour of Sønderborg into a district with unique architecture. The master plan was launched in 2009, and in less than ten years, most of the projects were completed. The district finally got its own name: City harbour.
„We are happy that we can write a new chapter in the long history of Sønderborg with the Alsik. Alsik will open the harbour area, provide for life on the water and at the same time offer a breathtaking view. The Alssund, the archipelago and the landscape around Sønderborg will be visible from a viewing platform 64 metres above sea level. As an architect, it was extremely inspiring that the vision behind the Alsik and the harbour area in general stems from the regional commitment and creative drive to further develop Sønderborg.” explains Louis Becker, the building’s architect.
“With the hotel project we are showing that together with the municipality – and PFA as co-investor – we have the strength and the will to make Alsen and Sønderborg a name.” explains Peter Mads Clausen, Chairman of the Bitten & Mads Clausen Fond.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the hotel took place on 13th November 2015. The Alsik is scheduled to open in May 2019.

Facts: The Alsik
The Alsik has reached it´s full height, the last floor was recently completed. The hotel tower thus rises 70 m, spreaded over 19 floors including a penthouse. There is another complete floor underground.
Alsik becomes the first RIMC hotel in Denmark. Irmela Heinsius, who can already look back on 30 years of experience in the international hotel industry, will head the Alsik.
Alsik doubles overall hotel capacity in Sønderborg.
An open day ins planned for all interested parties in late summer 2018.