The client called for a building which would house exhibitions and numerous other activities related to the forces of nature, especially those forces on the island of Sylt in the North of Germany.
The proposed building seems to have been exposed to the forces of nature for a long time; its formerly clear shape has been transformed into a jagged structure facing the sea. Roof gardens on top of the built structure respond to the topography of the near-by dunes and are visible from far away, provoking curiosity in visitors to the island.
The entrance is on the land side of the building, protected by a projecting building element. Three “Emotional Rooms” expose the visitors to various experiences related to the forces of nature.
List (Sylt), Germany
Freundeskreis MUEL (e.V.)
Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart
Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt
2005, 2nd prize