JACER - horse stable refurbishment
The building of the former stables is part of the farming complex founded around 1870. Size and location of the building is the key to the layout of the whole farm.
Along with similarly large barn on the southern edge of the property it defines large yard area and establishes the complex scale, which is larger compared to the surrounding residential development.
The house was not used during last twenty years and stood without roof for a long time. Damage to original constructional structures was therefore huge.
We intended to rescue and fix as much as possible. We found that there was no need to add any additional volume to the original which was already quite generous.
Our goal was large, versatile exhibition space with some necessary facilities, used seasonally from spring to autumn.
The original spatial concept was retained, only its function changed. Main intervention to the building was the necessary fixation of the peripheral walls (western side of the house was leaning few feet to side) by massive concrete frames and new roof design. Roof is hipped as the original one used to be. The upper ridge glass lighting enhances a new content of the space and in principal connects stables to the neighboring newly designed training center (former barn).