Hotel Nyborg Strand is one of Denmarkâ€™s largest and most renowned hotel and conference centres. It enjoys a beautiful location with views over the Great Belt, and is currently being extended and refurbished. FRIIS & MOLTKE have been the retained architects since 1973, and the Nyborg Strand is now a modern conference hotel. The latest addition includes a distinctive main entrance for the hotel and expansion of the conference and meeting facilities. The expansion comprises a total of 2.800mÂ².
It is arranged on three levels. The lower floor has seminar rooms and service facilities. The main entrance, lobby, foyer and the two conference rooms are located on the ground floor; these can be combined as required. The first floor houses five seminar rooms. The seminar rooms on the lower floor benefit from daylight supplied by a long light well. The base of this light well is only part-way below ground level for much of the faÃ§ade. The ground-floor conference rooms and seminar rooms face north, with views of woodland.
The entrance is covered by a large sloping roof that links up the extension with the existing hotel and conference centre. The roof extends out over the forecourt and covers the setting-out area. The lobby also extends out from the faÃ§ade to the west, ensuring the lobby and main entrance are more visible from the road. The facades are grey brick with screening. The choice of grey brick elements draws attention to the extension, and the auditorium with its glazed stone design also stands out as distinctive. The sloping roof is clad with copper, as is the underside of the eaves.
The extension has involved close collaboration with artist Trondur Patterson. There has been great emphasis on combining art and architecture right from the start. FRIIS & MOLTKE, in partnership with MÃ¸belfabrikanten Bent Krogh A/S, have developed a special, flexible range of furniture that has been used in the new building.