Ingenhoven designed the Medical Health Resort,including the interior design,in close cooperation with nature and monument protection. In keeping with the architects' supergreen© philosophy, the contemporary interpretation of the dune landscape combines maximum comfort with the highest ecological standards.In terms of design, the main building is inspired by the Frisian houses typical of Sylt with low-pitched thatched roofs, relatively small façade areas and windows.
“Our projects are always to be understood as a contemporary reaction to what previous generations have created. At the same time, building on Sylt means being part of a dune in motion. For the Lanserhof we designed buildings in harmony with nature, reduced to the essentials - our definition of luxury today." Christoph Ingenhoven
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Continuum of house and dune, presented in a contemporary interpretation
The rough beauty of the dune landscape on Sylt shapes the design. The new Lanserhof is part of this landscape. The previous development of the location made the new possible: The Lanserhof Sylt was built on an area formerly used by the military in the 1930s. In addition to the listed officers' home, it includes the recently completed main building, three beach houses and the diagnostics building. Even from a distance, the new buildings impress with their overhanging thatched roofs. Taken together, they form the largest thatched roof in Europe at 7,100 square metres. The concept is based on reduction. The colour palette leans towards the dune landscape, beige, white, grey, wooden floors, large windows, transparent glass.
All materials used, such as insulation materials, varnishes and paints, are ecologically and health tested. A key focus of the building project is the careful harmonization of the architecture with the surrounding dune landscape in order to avoid any negative impact on the protected landscape and wildlife. The idea was to create a particularly sustainable and healthy building complex in which guests can recuperate and re-energize in harmony with nature. Natural materials without synthetic finishes, and harmonious and plain rooms are the building blocks of a health-promoting architecture that is focused on the holistic recovery of guests.
Waf 2023 - Shortlisted, Mipim Award 2023 Winner, German Interior Design Nominated
The medical concept of the Lanserhof is based on reduction, luxury in design here does not mean opulence of décor and surfaces, but tranquillity and concentration. Fine, carefully selected materials, spacious rooms, a close relationship between man and nature, a finely thought-out interplay of interior and exterior. The largest thatched roof in Europe at 7,100 square metres adds up to this breathtaking experience. An imposing staircase made of steel and oak forms the central spatial element inside the building. It connects all levels, leading guests from reception from the garage to the medical area to their rooms, each with its own sheltered outdoor area. The loggias cut into the roof shield against strong winds and at the same time open up an unobstructed view of the sea or the dunes.
Just as the medical concept of the Lanserhof is based on reduction, luxury in design here does not mean opulence of décor and surfaces, but tranquillity and concentration. Fine, carefully selected materials, spacious rooms, a close relationship between man and nature, a finely thought-out interplay of interior and exterior. The Lanserhof presents a contemporary interpretation: The main building rests on supports so that the ground floor could be glazed all around - a continuum of house and dune,
In 1985, Christoph Ingenhoven founded ingenhoven associates, a practice that is one of the pioneers of sustainable architecture. The team consists of about 100 members of staff of different disciplines and aims to create architecture that responds to each respective location in a specific way and, at the same time, tries to find architectural answers to urgent questions of the present and near future. ingenhoven associates has won numerous competitions and awards. Using the term supergreen®, the practice pursues a comprehensive sustainability concept. It develops and builds projects of any size and typology in almost all parts of the world—all in accordance with the highest green building standards, such as those of LEED, Green Star (Australia), BREEAM (GB), DGNB (Germany), and CASBEE (Japan). One of the practice’s core competences is the design and implementation of highrise buildings.