Rasmussen | Brunke | Sauer, a young German firm, shared their design of the Haus des Gastes (a guest house) for the small city of Wenningstedt-Braderup on the German island Sylt. The island is a popular tourist place and the project aims to bring the locals and the visitors together.
More about the project after the break.
The Haus des Gastes is a public building with a variety of program including: a spa program, retail areas, and small places “to have a cup of coffee enjoying the great view and atmosphere of the extraordinary landscape.” A glazed roof covers a central courtyard area and the large space allows the surroundings to flow into and through the structure. The spaces feel open and are oriented toward the sea in an effort to make the “sea panorama…part of the building.” The angled roofs of the surrounding buildings inspired the team to create an abstracted polygonal body to provide a new identity to the neighborhood.
Invited competition April-June_2009/ shortlisted
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