Two Towers at Manshausen

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
CompanyStinessen Arkitektur
ArtistSnorre Stinessen
Design TeamEmanuela Bonardi
ClientBørge Ousland
CreditNadia Nordskot
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Two Towers of the Manshausen Island Resort are positioned on the edge of a stone quay on the island that once housed a larger coal storage, at the time the island was part of the waterway network of the fishing industry of old. The burnt wooden cladding of the towers both gives a nod back to that period. The charred black absorbs the light almost creating visually negative space. The design is a mix of influence by traditional wooden constructions and a step into the future, energy independent with the sloping south wall entirely covered in solar panels.