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Château St. Gerlach: Luxury Hotel and Spa Complex with Historic Context

It is one thing renovating a home with a heritage street façade and a completely different challenge when you need to intertwine the modern with the ‘historic’ and timeless to create a fabulous gathering space for an entire village. Nestled in the quiet province of Limburg in Southern Netherlands, the St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm form a part of complex that contains a luxury hotel, spa, restaurant and a church. The large area originally comprised of three different structures – a Château built in 1661, St. Gerlachus Church that dates back to 1727 and of course the Manor Farm. Mecanoo Architects were brought in to design a modern pavilion that brought modernity to this celebrated setting.

Historic buildings transformed to meet modern demands

The new pavilion seems to blend in with its more classic surroundings in an effortless fashion despite its distinctly modern form and curvy silhouette. A large overhang around the pavilion offers ample natural shade even while creating a seamless transition between the three meeting rooms and the outdoors. Locally sourced natural materials ensure the structure blends in with the scenery outside even while giving those from the village of Houthem a great place for meetings, functions and general gathering.

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Large cantilevered roof around the pavilion offers ample shade
Generous overhang keeps out the sun and gives the pavilion a distinct look
Manor Farm revamped into a restaurant, coffee house and meeting space

With the revitalized Manor farm offering top-notch dining experience and a luxury hotel in the vicinity, the setting for a great vacation or a gala celebration seems now complete!

St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm in Limburg
Scenic landscape around the Manor Farm

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 surroundings of Limburg: marlstone, bluestone and oak. The three large multi-functional meeting rooms can be used separately or combined, offering a unique location for a variety of meetings and events.

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New meeting room and hall at the Manor Farm
Revitalized pavilion acts as the meeting place for village of Houthem
View of St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm from above
Lighting adds to the brilliance of the pavilion
Look inside the St. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm
Modern structure and historic buildings sit side by side at the Manor Farm

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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