Hovdala Castle in Hässleholm
This is the winner of a Diploma.
The restoration of a 16th century stone manor stronghold from 1770 where the buildings have largely remained intact through the ages and the living areas since the beginning of the 19th century. The whole castle has been particularly well and authentically preserved and can be regarded as unique in northern Europe.
Traditional materials and methods were used to repair more than 100 rooms and areas. Historical continuity was the guiding light for the restoration work. By a careful process of restoration the ‘annual rings’ of successive layers have been revealed within the framework of a subtle totality. The complex of Hovdala Slott has now a tourist/cultural function.
“For the delicate restoration of a 16th century castle using ingenious solutions to integrate technical installations into the old building.”