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Westerlo / Belgium / 2014

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HISTORY :


The 16th century farmhouse in Westerlo (Belgium) has been selected as a candidate for the Flemish Monument Prize Province of Antwerp.


Recently this farmhouse has been completely rebuilt, restored, and converted into a doctor's office. The history of this historic farmhouse dates back to 1595. In the 17th century it was a part of The Abbey of Tongerlo.


It survived the Boer War in 1798 and in 2002 it was listed as a monument by historic preservation because of its historical value. Five years ago the new owner, a Home and Sports Doctor, wanted to restore the monument.


For the interior design of his doctor’s office and sportslab he hired VAN STAEYEN INTERIEUR ARCHITECTEN.


 GOAL :


The challenge for Interior Architect Johan Van Staeyen was to transfer the old farmhouse into a pleasant and modern professional space for the doctor and his patients.


 CONSTRAINT :


Because the building is a protected monument there were some restrictions in regards to what materials could be used. Within a loose structure, independent of the existing walls, old and new were harmoniously brought together.


SOLUTION :


Van Staeyen was given carte blanche within a defined budget.


The old farmhouse had a lot of character which Van Staeyen absolutely wanted to keep. The end result being charm and authenticity combined with functionality.


 


 

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    HISTORY : The 16th century farmhouse in Westerlo (Belgium) has been selected as a candidate for the Flemish Monument Prize Province of Antwerp. Recently this farmhouse has been completely rebuilt, restored, and converted into a doctor's office. The history of this historic farmhouse dates back to 1595. In the 17th century it was a part of The Abbey of Tongerlo. It survived the Boer War in 1798 and in 2002 it was listed as a monument by historic preservation because of its historical value....

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Offices/studios / Research Centres/Labs / Hospitals, private clinics / Sports Facilities / Interior Design / Building Recovery and Renewal
    Lovers 25 users