Silver gray houses Sylt

Sustainable wood-hybrid construction

The housing estate with 17 residential buildings in the south of the North Sea island of Sylt was built using an ecological wood-hybrid construction method with geothermal heat pumps for energy generation. A total of 23 residential units for local residents with living areas of 55 to 145 square meters were realized in 17 houses on long-term leasehold land.

Merging with the landscape

The facades are finished with untreated, pre-dried timber cladding that takes on a silver-grey appearance over time. Depending on the weather and light conditions, the residential buildings form a connection with the island landscape, which is also influenced by the green roofs overgrown with native plants. Large and floor-to-ceiling glazing also ensures bright and light-flooded interiors.

Project details

Project company L24 mbH
Hörnum (Sylt)
Building volume
3,500 sqm GFA
Completion 2018
Patrik Dierks
Dierks & Cramer

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