Nørre Vosborg, Denmark, Photos, Jylland, Vemb, Building, Design, Images
Nørre Vosborg, Denmark
Contemporary Danish Architecture in West Jutland – design by Arkitema Architects
11 Aug 2008
Nørre Vosborg Vemb
Location: Vemb, West Jutland, western Denmark
Design: Arkitema, Architects
Photos: Thomas Mølvig
After restoration, conversion and extension by Arkitema, beautiful Nørre Vosborg manor is now an up-to-date hotel, cultural venue and conference centre, with a newly-built hotel wing and new design solutions for all of the manor’s many different buildings. The architectural practice of Erik Einar Holm was responsible for the restoration and conversion of the manor house.
The new hotel wing, designed by Arkitema, matches the largest of the complex’s buildings in terms of volume. Despite its size and location, however, it does not compete for attention with the historical courtyard area and the main axis of the complex.
To lower the impact of the hotel wing and avoid an imbalance in the historical structure, we sought to use alternative materials in relation to the stud buildings’ dominant red brick and thatched roofs. We used wood, which satisfied the relevant criteria, and which is an unpretentious material alongside the frugal red-brick buildings. Wood pervades the entire building, even the roof, which is clad with planks of radial-sawn Siberian larch, laid in a clapboard pattern.
The hotel is characterised by a roof without dormer windows. We have lifted and opened the clapboard pattern, and thereby enabled the creation of a belt in the roof surface which integrates the openings necessary for habitation in the roof storey. By locating the openings to the terraces in this half-open belt, we reduce and dissolve the visual impression of ‘holes’ in the otherwise homogenous roof surface.
Nørre Vosborg – Building Information
Address: Nørre Vosborg, Vembvej, Vemb
Size: Hotel wing, 1,444 sqm, with 37 double rooms
Nørre Vosborg images / information from Arkitema
Nørre Vosborg : Arkitema
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