Koningskaars has been designed so that, over time, its appearance will be enhanced under the weathering influence of sand and the elements.
Sustainability in the choice of materials and installations, and the most efficient means possible of transporting materials and building components to and from the site and the island, were given priority right from the outset of the design process. Schiermonnikoog is a National Park, so there should be as little impact as possible on the environment as regards noise, lorries, building sites and lengthy construction times. That is why as many of the components as possible were prefabricated on the mainland, as were the terrace components and the timber frame construction. The “soft” site layout ensures minimum sewage overload.
Koningskaars has been designed so that, over time, its appearance will be enhanced under the weathering influence of sand and the elements. Architecture and nature are optimally matched and reinforce each other’s presence. At the same time Koningskaars is a unique, contemporary and autonomous structure.