Residential building

Offshore drillers' dormitory in the harbor of the North Sea island of Borkum

Project detail

Object type

Residential building

Window system

S 9000


GEALAN-acrylcolor® RAL 7039


Borkum / Germany

Year of Construction



Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Wien


borkum Hafen immobilien GmbH

Window fabricator

Backmann Kunststoff-Bauelemente GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen

On the waterfront: the Offshore Workers Residential Complex in the harbour of the North Sea island of Borkum realises a new living concept. The complex with more than one hundred apartments is perfectly tailored to its residents: service workers from offshore wind farms.

After their rough work on the high seas, they can live here comfortably – with communal and fitness rooms, loggias, sea terraces, barbecue area and sea view – as close as possible to their workplace at the same time. With their gable roofs and brick façades typical of the area, the two-storey buildings have an unmistakably Nordic appearance and seem to float above the dunes on their flood-protected site. Wooden slats lend rhythm to the façade. Exposed concrete, light wood and clear lines define the light interior.

Windows of the GEALAN system S 9000 in GEALAN-acrylcolor® quartz grey match the modern ambience – and leave North Sea storms outside.

Photo: Raphael Warnecke

Used products and innovations from GEALAN

S 9000

The S 9000 platform is the all-round talent of GEALAN profile systems, a versatile, state-of-the-art system for windows, doors and lift-slide doors. Rebate or centre seal, windows suitable for passive houses or historical ones, everything is possible with S 9000.
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Innovations GEALAN-acrylcolor®

A one-of-a-kind surface
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