Interior listed building construction
Awarded the ‘façade prize’ by the municipality of Alkmaar, 1st prize in
the category New buildings.
The surroundings of the ‘Omval’ is recognizable by the horticulture and a variety of buildings that has emerged over the centuries. It exudes a raw atmosphere, like that of an uncleared barnyard. To maintain the character of the gardener cottage there is a separate volume placed next to it. This way the small scale of the surrounding buildings is not interrupted. The materials from adjacent barns are detailed and translated in a modern way. With the aid of a glazed corridor, the new extension is attached to the characteristic gardeners cottage. The living area has more than doubled, which allowed us to create a spacious living room and kitchen.