Sansibar by Breuninger

Located in Stuttgart’s new Dorotheen Quartier, Sansibar by Breuninger was designed by DIA – Dittel Architekten to be the flagship of the area combining atmospheric colours and typical island materials placed within an urban context.

  • area / size 8,137 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Stuttgart, Germany,
  • Type Restaurant,
  • The restaurant is a cooperation between fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger and Herbert Secklers cult restaurant on Sylt island. The aim of the design concept is to surround the guest with the relaxing lifestyle of the northern island in the midst of the new quarter. Atmospheric colours and typical island materials are placed in an urban context to create a unique space concept and feel-good location.

    An extension to the fashion house with its two opposing entrances, Sansibar by Breuninger connects Karlspassage to Dorotheenplatz during store opening hours. With 377 seats in the indoor and outdoor areas and occupying 756 square metres, the restaurant will be the flagship of the new quarter even after the store has closed.

    Strikingly designed and stunningly lit, the bar in the centre is a magnet for anyone entering the restaurant. Open on four sides it connects all of the areas together and creates multiple vantage points. The noble Jura slate body blends perfectly with the flagstone bar, which flows into the dark oak wood centrepiece via a brass strip. Mounting in a wave- like fashion, the custom-made designer lights contrast with the angular feel of the assertive bar.

    The key material behind the concept is wood; together with sea blue, sandy and golden tones it speaks the language of the island’s vast dunes and maritime climate. The theme is interpreted and developed in different ways across three sections: the lounge with a row of inlaid seating, hut area and fine dining. The zones are spread across two different floor levels and have varying ceiling heights as well as alternating laying directions for the fishbone parquet flooring with frieze around the edges.

    Down at the bar level there is a spacious lounge reminiscent of a dune-filled landscape with its sandy golden tones and green velvet cushions. It provides comfortable seating in good company, a fantastic view of the room and adjoins a sustainable wall made from pressed natural materials.

    The entry to the hut area is marked by a change in floor level and dominating dark oak wood. Solid circular wooden tables merge with protuberant basket-shaped lamps to create an ambience of safety and privacy. The eleven-metre- long “wooden hut”, with its reclaimed wood frame and laminate flooring, epitomises this feeling.

    The fine dining area is home to a modern interpretation of the wicker beach chair. Framed in subtle beige, with light oak wood panelling on the interior surfaces, blue upholstery and marram grass, the banquet booths present an inviting and pleasant place to sit.

    ArchitectureDIA – Dittel Architekten
    PhotographyMartin Baitinger