Hotel restaurant de KASerne’s conservatory acts as a setting for meetings, conventions and exhibitions. The cosy building stands on a three-pin frame made of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). The frame was erected quickly thanks to light and prefabricated parts.
The robust, former barracks of the Dutch army have been given a full make-over and now the complex houses an inviting hotel-restaurant. The De KASerne site includes a unique conservatory-styled building of 380 m2. The beautiful construction is part of a municipal development project being carried out in ’s-Hertogenbosch, a city in the Netherlands.
When you look closer at the conservatory, your eye catches the interplay between wood and glass. Chris van den Heuvel, General Manager of Hotel Restaurant de KASerne, explains that the idea was to create a transparent space for meetings, conventions and exhibitions.
At the heart of the conservatory is a rigid and slender three-pin frame made from Kerto® LVL, topped with a glass sheath. In 2019, the roof was shortlisted for the title ‘Roof of the Year’ by Steildak Magazine, a Dutch magazine specialising in roof construction.
“Glass turns the conservatory into an open space, which blends nicely with its environment, and wood adds warmth and cosiness to the atmosphere. The use of Kerto® LVL also makes the building more sustainable,” says van den Heuvel.