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Offshore Borkum
Germany

Residential

Design Development

As part of the urban development of Borkum-Reede a series of compact and architecturally sophisticated residential units are being created in the northern part of the harbour for workers in the offshore sector.

The quarter, which includes personnel accommodation, retail space and high quality social areas, enjoys an exclusive location on the old naval harbour at the southern tip of the island and is making a key contribution to the revival of the area. The form, materiality and positioning of the design concept refer to the topographical characteristics of the location.

The buildings, most of which have two storeys and a pitched roof, enhance and structure the development in a way that is typical for the locality. The shaping of the site will increase the level of flood protection.

The generously laid out external areas empathise with the landscape of the surrounding dunes, above which the buildings appear to float.

The brick façades, with their inset block windows and applied loggias, shape the external appearance of the residential blocks while timber slats, which are positioned at rhythmic intervals along the loggias, structure the built volumes.

Address
Am Nordufer 29,
Ostkaje 4
Borkum, Reede

Competition
Study Nov 2017

Start of planning
2018

Start of construction
2019

Completion
12/2020

Gross surface area
8.000 m²

Construction volume
24.655 m³

Site area
18.600 m²

Number of levels
2

Costs
€ 4,5 Mio.

Project manager
Eva Schrade

Project team
Birgit Miksch
Antonella Amesberger

CONSULTANTS
Executive planning
GME, Achim

General Contractor
Kamü Bau, Bremen

Construction management
GME, Achim

Structural engineering
Knebel und Partner, Bremen

Thermal building physics
BRB Bauen, Ottersberg

HVACR/ Electrics
Ecotec GmbH, Bremen

Residential unit, ground level

Residential unit, 1st floor

A residential project
for offshore employees,
right at the harbour.

The form, materiality and positioning
of the design concept refer to
the topographical characteristics
of the location.