06 07 2017 Mecanoo pavilion completes Château St Gerlach estate

Mecanoo pavilion completes Château St. Gerlach estate

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06.07.2017

Château St. Gerlach is an estate near Maastricht, situated in the middle of the hilly Limburg countryside: a unique complex with a luxury hotel, restaurant and spa. Mecanoo architecten designed an elegant pavilion which balances the historic buildings on the site. The pavilion completes the ensemble of the Château (1661), the St. Gerlachus Church (1727), the Farmstead (1759) and the Manor Farm (1668). The estate is now clearly visible from the public road, and has gained new significance for the village of Houthem.

“The design for the St. Gerlach Pavilion features a cantilevered roof with a beautiful curve. The materials used are inspired by the natural surrounding of Limburg: marlstone, bluestone and oak,” said Francine Houben, founding partner and creative director of Mecanoo architecten. “From the pavilion, guests will have diverse views over the château, the hills, the meadow and the manor farm.”

The three large multifunctional meeting rooms in the state of the art pavilion can be used separately or combined, offering a unique location for a variety of meetings and events. The manor farm, a national monument from 1668, has been renovated to house small meeting rooms as well as a café to have lunch or coffee. This new public function serves the local community. An intimate 'village square' between the pavilion and the manor farm can be used as an outdoor extension of the foyer.

Camille Oostwegel sr., owner of Château St. Gerlach: "The St. Gerlach Pavilion and the restored manor farm complete and strengthen the historical building ensemble, making the estate future-proof. We can now optimally accommodate both private and business guests."

 

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