Both the natural landscape around the project and the story of the shipwreck have informed and influenced its design and the choice of materials. Responsibility for planning and construction lay with architectural firm Tegnestuen Vandkunsten and, according to architect Susanne Schelde, who designed the configuration of this exciting building complex, the choice of EW3373 Safari hand-moulded yellow bricks by Egernsund Wienerberger was a very conscious one. The yellow bricks were chosen for their bright and varied shades, and their rustic, sandy surface. They blend in with the large, bright beach meadow surrounding the development, creating a harmonious façade that contributes to visual cohesion in the city.
Designed with great attention to detail and arranged in such a way that they benefit from optimum, gentle light, all the buildings that make up Skibet have been constructed in bright, high-quality materials, which have been certified sustainable. This has earned the building DGNB Gold certificate, awarded by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB e.V.), for economic, social, ecological, technical and process-related sustainability.