New greenkeeper yard in protected nature park successfully meets restrictions

Søllerød golf course is one of Denmark’s most beautiful, located in the Northern part of Zealand in a scenic, undulating terrain. The building site adjoins Søllerød Nature Park’s protected areas; hence the new green keeper yard was subjected to a number of regulations concerning location, size and height.

ak83 architects’ solution focuses on dividing the building in 3 smaller units in order to make it less dominant in the landscape. The buildings are at the same time placed a little lower than the road to keep the volume of the buildings closer to ground level and convey the impression that the buildings dig into the landscape. The surrounding plantation is varied in height to shield the green keeper building from the road without obstructing the view from the golf clubhouse.

The discreet facades of the buildings are covered in vertical strips of cedar wood, which naturally shimmers into a silver-grey nuance over time. The three wings of the green keeper yard hold a machine hall, winter facilities, workshop, back room and staff facilities with changing room and dining room with kitchen.