Gerlisberg, »refurbishment and extension of a listed farmhouse originating from 16th century«

The client plans to refurbish and partly extend the main house attached stable which forms part of the overall historical ensemble. The ensemble, whose oldest parts date back to 16th century and its most resent parts (stable extension) were built in the 1930s is protected at various levels in the heritage inventory. The overall appearance of the property in the village is of extraordinary importance. The building envelope and all other build structures onsite are not allowed to be enlarged. The current appearance of the stable is to be maintained and needs to be reflected in the design of the new build. For that reason, the cladding of the new-build will also feature vertical battens and window openings and balconies are to be avoided. The vertical batten-structure will continue over all openings.

The client plans to build 6 flats. Beneath the new-build, an underground carpark for 12 cars will be constructed.

In 2020 the feasibility study proved that the project was possible and so in 2021 work will continue with the planning permission and associated protection contract. If planning consent is achieved by summer 2021 work on site can start in autumn 2021.



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