Respectful renovation into a modern spa hotel

"The old town hall dates from the late 1930s, and although the spa hotel will of course be equipped with all modern comforts, it will be renovated with respect for the original architecture, which the client greatly appreciates," explains project manager Sophus Søbye from KHR Architecture.

Builder Humberto Orsini already operates Gilleleje Badehotel and is also behind Hotel Plesner in Skagen. He has a big heart for the atmospheric old buildings, and the ambition is to create a spa hotel with lots of atmosphere and well-being.

Conservation is sustainable

"There's something very satisfying about giving old buildings new life," says Sophus Søbye, "and it shows how important it is for us as architects to think ahead and create buildings with architectural robustness. Not least in a sustainability perspective the lifetime of buildings is crucial to keeping the overall carbon footprint down."   

Space for wellness

The existing buildings will be complemented by a new building for the wellness facilities:

"What you can see in the picture is that we are digging out for an indoor spa area. On top of that, we're making an outdoor pool and a south-facing sundeck. Next to that will be a large terrace with outdoor seating. Humberto Orsini is a trained chef and the hotel restaurant will naturally become a major focal point for the venue's guests."

Gilleleje Sø- og Havbad will open later this year. KHR Architecture is the general contractor for the project, which is being built by Trørød Entreprise and TT Konstruktion. Wissenbjerg is the consulting engineer. Here you can see more of KHR's commercial projects or read more about our services in transformation, renovation and commercial building.