Transformation of a monumental ensemble, consisting of a country house, gatehouse and dovecote and a newly added pavilion. Monuments only survive if they stay in use. We are trying to find the right balance between respecting the monument and providing a contemporary context, which is both commendable and sustainable.

 
 
 
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lara voerman

architectural historian

"As architectural historian, one aims to create meaningful handholds for an architect such that the architect is able to create a beautiful ensemble of historic and contemporary elements. Monuments only survive if they stay in use. P·A’s ability to find the right balance between respecting the monument and providing a contemporary context is commendable."

 
the 'Stayokay island' which houses all the functions in a clear ensemble of different buildings

the 'Stayokay island' which houses all the functions in a clear ensemble of different buildings

 
after renovation the country house will be the middle of the ensemble

after renovation the country house will be the middle of the ensemble

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the ‘salon’ on the bell floor of the country house: a place to come together

the ‘salon’ on the bell floor of the country house: a place to come together

the place for guests to have breakfast or dinner: the ‘ridderzaal’ in the country house

the place for guests to have breakfast or dinner: the ‘ridderzaal’ in the country house

the entrance to the country house

the entrance to the country house

the second floor of the country house: spacious hostel rooms and an amazing view on the old roof structure

the second floor of the country house: spacious hostel rooms and an amazing view on the old roof structure

 
after the transformation the 'poortgebouw' (gatehouse) will accommodate bedrooms on the upper floor and meeting rooms on the ground floor

after the transformation the 'poortgebouw' (gatehouse) will accommodate bedrooms on the upper floor and meeting rooms on the ground floor

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one of the meeting rooms in the gatehouse, can be used for various occasions during day and night

one of the meeting rooms in the gatehouse, can be used for various occasions during day and night

meeting room used for a conference during the day

meeting room used for a conference during the day

a view on the hostel rooms on the first floor in the gatehouse, with its construction fully visible

a view on the hostel rooms on the first floor in the gatehouse, with its construction fully visible

 
the monumental 'duiventoren' (pigeons tower) will accommodate the bridal suite

the monumental 'duiventoren' (pigeons tower) will accommodate the bridal suite

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the bridal suite with the bed on the ground floor

the bridal suite with the bed on the ground floor

and a stair spiraling to the top of the tower

and a stair spiraling to the top of the tower

where the luxurious bathroom is situated

where the luxurious bathroom is situated

 

client
Stayokay

address
Rhijnauwenselaan, Bunnik, The Netherlands

phase
design phase

role P·A
architect