In collaboration with Christian Müller Architects, Krill Architecture and Archilos Plan Development, Basement project development, who commissioned the project, realized a sustainable holiday park in contrast to holiday parks that promise nature but deliver suburbs. The developers approached the architects to come up with a scheme that allows for contemporary and luxury living as part of the surrounding nature in the German Eifel, North Rhine-Westphalia. More images and architects’ description after the break.
On a beautiful hillside covered with forests, a park for 145 houses has been designed. The houses are carefully designed and arranged to have minimal impact on their surroundings. Not only out of respect for the site, but also because the main asset, the natural wealth, should not be dominated by buildings. The houses are merged with the landscape, pleasantly surprising the wanderer who stumbles onto it.
To reduce the damage to the environment, the houses are designed for a prefabricated modular system and still keep control of an efficient planning. Some of the wood applied derives from the local forest.
The park will be self-sustainable, combining a luxury lifestyle with the rugged landscape. Buried into the hills, the central facilities like a swimming pool, spa facilities and a health center are accommodated. Next to this wide range of facilities, one can indulge in wood chopping, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and many other outdoor events. After an active day, you can drink a cocktail next to your fireplace while enjoying the view.
Architect: Christian Müller Architects with Krill Architecture, Rotterdam Location: The Eiffel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Development: Archilos Plan Development, Rotterdam Client: Basement project development, Rotterdam Masterplan: 2011, approved Perimeter site: 14 hectares Program: 145 holiday houses, swimming pool, spa facilities, health center