Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Restaurering av sekelskifteshus
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this work is Restoration of Old Grand Hotel in Gävle, Sweden, with a focus on the attic. The focus of this thesis is the cultural-historical values seen from an engineer’s point of view when restoring old buildings. In the case study, the important parameters will be the cultural-historical values in the building, combined with ventilation and evacuation.The architect of The Old Grand Hotel was Ture Stenberg and the building was finished in 1901. The building is U-formed and has five stores and a cellar. The culture-historical values worth saving in the attic are the brick floor, the east wing and the round original windows. A preliminary investigation of what is worth saving has been made of a curator from Gävle museum. To be successful when renovating an attic you need a lot of flexible solutions.In the summer of 2011 Elite Hotels bought Old Grand Hotel from Diös fastigheter AB to re-establish the building to a hotel. The MD and only owner of Elite Hotels of Sweden is Bicky Chakraborty. Mr. Chakraborty was born 1941 in a city close to Calcutta, India, and he came to Sweden in 1965. Elite Hotel´s concept is to offer modern and efficient business in traditional hotels and restaurants of high quality.The purpose of this case study is to plan the attic according to culture-historical values and also combining it with technical solutions of today. When restoring old buildings it´s important to care for both historical and environmental values.If you are going to be successful as an engineer in this kind of projects you need a lot of knowledge and experience from similar projects and it´s also good to have a personal interest. The more historical information you can get about the building, the better. If no one cared about the old values nothing would be saved for the future and we would lose a part of our history.Elite Hotels demanded at least 120 hotel rooms in the building and this will be fulfilled. There are 127 rooms today. In the attic there will be nine ordinary rooms and one penthouse. Parts of the attic are saved in original; the brick floor, most of the windows and timber beams for example.I think the planning of the attic turn out very well and all the demands concerning ventilation and evacuation were achieved. We couldn´t at all times avoid conflicts between the three focus parts. But in our final solution we managed to save everything that the curator wanted saved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Restaurering, sekelskifteshus, hotell
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42872Local ID: 0d4c9373-0d54-4d28-b29a-c4d09529d1e9OAI: diva2:1016098
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Architectural Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20120429 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2043 kB)1 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 2043 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Karlsson, Christin

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link