St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm by Mecanoo




St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Mecanoo

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.

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Mecanoo

Mecanoo architecten designed an elegant pavilion which balances the historic buildings on the site.

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Mecanoo

The pavilion completes the ensemble of the Château (1661), the St. Gerlachus Church (1727), the Farmstead (1759) and the Manor Farm (1668).

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Mecanoo

The estate is now clearly visible from the public road, and has gained new significance for the village of Houthem.

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Etienne van Sloun

Generous cantilevered roof
The transparent, state of the art pavilion has a cantilevered roof with a beautiful curve.

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Mecanoo

From the pavilion, guests will have views over the château, the hills, the meadow and the manor farm. The materials used are inspired by the natural surrounding of Limburg: marlstone, bluestone and oak.

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Mecanoo

The three large multifunctional meeting rooms can be used separately or combined, offering a unique location for a variety of meetings and events.

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Mecanoo

Manor farm
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.

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Etienne van Sloun

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. Source by Mecanoo.

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Photo © Mecanoo
  • Location: Château St. Gerlach, Netherlands
  • Architect: Mecanoo
  • Structural engineer: Palte, Valkenburg aan de Geul, the Netherlands
  • ME engineer: Cauberg-Huygen Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Advisor acoustics, Building physics consultant, Fire safety consultant: Cauberg-Huygen Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Restoration architect: HVN architecten, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Main contractor: Coppes/van de Ven, Valkenburg aan de Geul, the Netherlands
  • Client: Landgoed Corneli II B.V., Valkenburg aan de Geul, the Netherlands
  • Area: 1,300 m2
  • Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Etienne van Sloun, Courtesy of Mecanoo

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