Landhaus Severin*s, Morsum/Sylt
Built in 1977, the large Frisian building in the nature reserve housed “Landhaus Nösse” for a number of years. The chef of the restaurant attached to it, Jörg Müller, was awarded two Michelin stars. In 2003, the hotel changed hands and became “Hotel Morsum Kliff”; in 2014 it was purchased by the Bremen-based Zech Group. The fantastic, peaceful stand-alone location with a breathtaking view across Wadden Sea, also presented great challenges regarding the planning: its location in a nature reserve makes structural changes and extensions almost impossible. The result of this was that Christian Olufemi, the planning architect at Brumann, was confronted with rooms with a number of completely different floor plans and shapes: “More than usual, interior designers were faced with the task of creating a harmonious overall aesthetic, taking into account all disparate styles.” The challenge was to achieve contemporary sanitary comfort and the impression of space in what are relatively small bathrooms by today’s standards. The new spa area on the basement floor complements the wellness factor to include a sauna and steam bath featuring natural stone surfaces and washed-out driftwood-style designs. A covered walkway offers access to the neighbouring areas and utilises the limited space very economically. And finally, the traditional al fresco and indoor café and restaurant, which offers space for up to 120 (day) guests, was also given a stylish overhaul and faces stiff competition on the “gourmet island”. The interior concept incorporates the character of the surrounding countryside and removes the differentiation between in- and outdoors. Sandy colours, the earthy red tones of Morsum Kliff, the aqua palette of Wadden Sea and the clouds all merge with whitewashed oak floors, single flowers and dabs of dark contrasts to create a bright, airy and sophisticated overall concept: “In its design philosophy, Landhaus Severin*s is the slightly younger, more relaxed alternative to the dignified *****S hotel Severin in Keitum – designed, for instance, as a retreat for couples or small, exclusive wedding parties.” Since the individual floor plans do not allow any standardisation, they also called for completely customised expansions: Brumann Innenraumkonzepte completed the project with outstanding craftsmanship and on schedule.