A classic town house in Halle with several faces, as well on architecture level as trough the use. The grandeur of the facade of the main building was extremely contrasting compared to the extension at the back and its condition. The house was and will be used by several different users. A living part on the upper floors of the main building, an office at street level and a waiting- and reception-room for clients. The biggest encounter was the eclectic decoration in the interior and the enormous differences in finishing of several parts of the building. In short, a lack of coherence.
The choice to renovate the back part in a very thorough way is evident. The offices received a very profound make-over and other parts of the building are finished in a proper way. Aiming for more coherence for the whole of the building.
The eclectic interior of the waiting- and reception-room got a fresh but still classical make-over. The architect took the daring choice to paint the walls in gold, perfectly in line with the existing atmosphere in these rooms. Furniture in walnut correspond to the previous wooden furniture, new light grey fabric panels give these rooms a warm feeling and acoustic comfort.
The existing windows remain in the front part of the office, new large window will flood the back part of the office with light and make them more spacious with an opening on the inner garden. Since these windows are away from direct sunlight, an extra skylight is added at the back of the office to let direct sunlight enter offices.
engineer: Bob Huysman
landscape: Buro Buiten