St. Gerlach Pavilion & Manor Farm: An Elegant Pavilion to Complement Historic Buildings in Hilly Limburg Countryside

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St. Gerlach Pavilion & Manor Farm is a part of Château St. Gerlach, an estate located near Maastricht, Valkenburg Ann De Geul, Netherlands. The property is set in the middle of the hilly Limburg countryside, a home for a unique complex with a luxury hotel, spa, and restaurant. In light of the pavilion, Mecanoo intended to develop a pavilion that complements the historic buildings on this particular site.

St. Gerlach Pavilion & Manor Farm

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The pavilion is like an addition to the Château which was built in 1661 and St. Gerlachus Church build in 1727.

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Aside from these two buildings, the pavilion also plays an important role as a part of the Manor Farm [1668] and the Farmstead [1759].

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Today, the estate is clearly visible from the public road, gaining new significance for Houthem Village. Meanwhile, this state of the art and transparent pavilion comes with three huge multifunctional meeting rooms set under a cantilevered roof.

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The cantilevered roof has a beautiful curve which is something you will not miss upon seeing the pavilion even at a distance.

Inspired by Limburg’s Natural Surrounding

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The guests can view the Château from the pavilion. Not only that, they also can see the manor farm, the hills, and the meadow inside the pavilion thanks to its transparent design.

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The materials used for this Gerlach Pavilion & Manor Farm were inspired by Limburg’s natural surroundings. The materials here involved oak, marlstone, and bluestone.

New Public Functions

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A national monument which is known as the Manor farm has been existed since 1668 and renovated to small meeting rooms.

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The manor also comes with a restaurant available for the guests when they want to have coffee or lunch together with their peers.

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In short, this new public function acts as facilities to accommodate the local community. Between the pavilion and the manor farm, there is an intimate ‘village square’ it can be considered as an outdoor extension of the foyer.

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