Under the name Wattenmeer Station Sylt, KHR developed an institute for tidal flat research on the North German island of Sild. The new building body with its clearly visible, elongated silhouette fits into the character of the Wadden Sea landscape with long, horizontal lines against a background of mighty dunes.
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Successfully linking the existing and the new
Wattenmeer Station Sylt is an extension of the current research facilities, which originally date from the 1920s. Functionally, the new building links the Wattenmeer station's scattered buildings into a whole. This has been done by building over the existing bunker used as part of the research facilities.
New setting for social and exhibition activities with a magnificent view
The project is an extension of the current research facilities, which originally date from the 1920s. The interior of the new building appears as two storeys, housing laboratory and office functions. A bright panoptic space is created between the poles. In addition to visually and physically forming vertical and horizontal connections, the panoptic space provides a setting for social and exhibition activities with a magnificent view over the dunes and waters of the Wadden Sea landscape.