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 existing situation and surrounding buildings

the existing situation and surrounding buildings

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

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

  the manor house will be renovated and becomes the middle of the ensemble

the manor house will be renovated and becomes the middle of the ensemble

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

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

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

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

  a multifunctional pavillion will be added to the assemble for extra capacity to host weddings, meetings and other gatherings   

a multifunctional pavillion will be added to the assemble for extra capacity to host weddings, meetings and other gatherings 

  the manor house as meeting point

the manor house as meeting point

  impression of the bridal suite in the pigeon tower: a stair spiraling around one central element leads up to the bedroom at the top

impression of the bridal suite in the pigeon tower: a stair spiraling around one central element leads up to the bedroom at the top

 

client
Stayokay

address
Rhijnauwenselaan, Bunnik, The Netherlands

phase
design phase

role P·A
architect & interior architect