De Hoge Veluwe National Park is not only a 5,400-hectare nature reserve, but also home to the Sint-Hubertus hunting lodge and the Kröller-Müller Museum. Park visitors can enjoy a mix of nature, art and architecture. The assignment was to design a reception building for the park, including a restaurant and a shop.
A glass façade offers magnificent views of the surroundings
The starting point for the design was that the building should become a natural part of the landscape and should add an experience to the park. Located in a clearing in the heart of the park, from a distance the pavilion’s roof shape it is reminiscent of a country house.
Just like the building itself, the interior makes a connection with the surrounding landscape. When visitors enter the high space with its curved walls, there’s a big surprise: the glass wall offering an ever-changing view of the Veluwe scenery.
The rustic atmosphere is enhanced by the use of natural materials
Park Pavilion The Hoge Veluwe National Park
The Park Pavilion of De Hoge Veluwe National Park, designed in collaboration with Monadnock, is a striking landmark in the middle of the forest that acts as the base for a day there. The pavilion houses a restaurant, park shop and education and reception areas.
De Hoge Veluwe National Park is not only a 5,400-hectare nature reserve, but also home to the Sint-Hubertus hunting lodge and the Kröller-Müller Museum. Visitors can enjoy nature, art and architecture. The Park Pavilion adds an extra experience. It has been made a natural part of the landscape and the park experience. A large glass façade over the entire length offers a magnificent view of the beautiful surroundings. Behind the glass wall is the central space, a large ‘living room’ with a stylish staircase in the centre and a fireplace at the end.
Above the visitors’ heads, the vaulted ceiling extends the entire length of the space. Nine chandeliers project a magical pattern onto the ceiling, based on an algorithm of the sun shining through the leaves.
- Park Pavilion The Hoge Veluwe National Park
- Otterlo, NL
- 3.360 m²
- Stichting Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe
- Catering & Retail
- Photography: Stijn Bollaert
- Polis Award
Communicative Urban Planning
- Nomination Mies van der Rohe Award
- Loop Awards 2021
Public Buildings & Institutional
- BNA Beste Gebouw van het jaar
Identiteit & Icoonwaarde
- International Architecture Award
- Nomination Architectenweb Awards
Public building of the year
- Nomination ARC19 Awards
- Nomination Reynaers Projectprijs
- Polis Award
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