Klintholm Gods Lake Apartments - Hunosøgaard

Allowing for an authentic experience of a site

Category

Culture

Location

Møn

Year

2014-2019

Status

Completed

Size

700 m²

Client(s)

Klintholm Manor

Team

MOE
Vestergaard Nielsen

In 2014 the Klintholm Estate received a grant from the Realdania Foundation for development of the concept “Manor House of the Future,” to transform Hunsø Manor into a new excursion destination offering quality experiences and accommodation. The result is the 'new' Klintholm Gods Lake Apartments which is also to become a marketplace for local food production, and a venue for various outdoor activities.

The idea behind the project was to rethink the heritage and identity of Hunsø Manor, strengthen its existing tourist trade by opening the manor and surrounding lake and forest to the public, and featuring the estate as the gateway to the white cliffs of Møns Klint.

The intention is to allow guests to experience the local atmosphere, culture and rural surroundings, while enjoying a relaxing stay in modern accommodations. The design relies on a blend of rustic and comfortable decor to offer guests an unpretentious, authentic experience that brings them in contact with the beautiful scenery with Hunsø Manor as focal point.

Read more about the project on Archdaily

The magazine Licitationen wrote an article about the project (in Danish)

Molio featured the project (Danish).

The Danish Association of Architects and Designers, FAOD, wrote about the project here (in Danish).

The company Vestergaard Nielsen has been contractor on the project.

Contact
Søren Mølbak
+ 45 2720 0591
sm@plh.dk

We chose to work with PLH Arkitekter because they on several occasions have shown us that they understand the interactions between buildings and nature and what it takes to create the feeling of being at a special place that you would like to explore. We think PLH has created a beautiful project with a building that looks modern but still blends well into the surroundings.


- Statement from Carl Gustav Scavenius, client and landowner of Klintholm Gods, March 2018.

Photo: The Scavenius family

Photo: The Scavenius family

We want to create the possibility for people to experience nature through a building that reflects a sense of tranquillity and contemplation that we find in the surrounding nature. When you have first-class nature, it is important to be able to offer experiences on the same level. That is the idea behind our new hotel apartments, café and marketplace. The new building, amid nature, should function as a base for guests to return to after being out enjoying the spectacular area.

- Carl Gustav Scavenius, client and landowner, Klintholm Gods.

Architecturally it has been interesting to design a building that brings people closer to nature. At PLH, we hope the new premises can attract more quality-tourists, who want to explore the nature, culture and foods of Møn.

- Søren Mølbak, Partner at PLH Arkitekter and leading architect on the project.