The Scandinavian Golf Club outside Copenhagen is home to one of the world’s 100 best golf courses. The clubhouse has a large zigzag-shaped timber roof that floats above a plinth of natural stone.
The architect wanted one main natural material for the whole project, meaning a material that was suitable both for outdoor and indoor use. Outwardly, the stone should set the accent on the facade, roof, terraces, paving, stairs and even on various elements in the golf courses. This accent should continue also indoors on the fireplaces, floors and walls in bathrooms, restaurant, lounge, wardrobes. The aim was to create recognition throughout the whole project and make the project minimalistic despite the rustic design. The rustic surface on the stone wallbricks has been continuated in the lounge and restaurant area, both to be consistent, but also out of acoustic considerations.
The choice of materials is dominated by Otta phyllite used in a contrasting combination with Douglas fir. The plinth’s horizontal exterior surfaces are clad in a naturally smooth stone, with a brushed finish used on the interior surfaces. Vertical surfaces on exterior walls, columns and chimneys are clad so that the visible surface is formed by broken edges of the phyllite. The roof is covered with naturally smooth cut square tiles.
Natural stone and fir are materials with a long history in the Scandinavian building tradition. The building therefore has historical references, while at the same time, with its expressive roof construction, craftsmanlike precision and use of rustic materials, it also represents a contemporary modernity.