Rügen is the largest of Germany's islands, and perhaps also the loveliest. Here on the east coast, in Prorer Wiek bay, there is something very special from an architectural perspective, developed from what used to be the KdF (Kraft durch Freude - Strength Through Joy) resort complex on Rügen, which was built during the Third Reich. The Mariandle am Meer huts have been installed in the now once again usable and re-designed Block IV. With both indoor and outdoor lighting, SLV contributes to the high-contrast concept.
Flat areas to the south, wooded hills to the north, imposing chalk cliffs in the north-west: spa architecture and fishing villages can be found spread out across the entire island, and in the east, the Prora complex sets new standards when it comes to architecture: as a memorial to German social and architectural history, bearing important witness to national socialism and the GDR.
Today - almost 85 years after the first foundation stones were laid, renovations and expansions are being implemented and planned. A varied mix of hotel business, gastronomy, accommodation and commercial trade are set to make this a highly sought-after location. Since 2004, the aim has been to preserve the architecture of Prora and to make it attractive for present and future use.
To this end, Block IV was divided into various sections (A to J). While in buildings A to F the focus is on permanent places of residence, the area that is home to buildings G to J is designated for the development of holiday apartments with a service offering on a par with that found in a hotel.