A contemporary manor house with the patina, perception and flavour of craftsmanship, without it being considered as retro or traditionalism. A building with a modern detailed structure, based on a fundamental but high-grade technology with an unusually pleasant and attractive look.
In order to prevent the remains of this unique monument from falling into obscurity, or even disappearing completely, the initiative has taken to develop and implement a concept for the restoration and revitalisation of the cross vaults of the left-over lower ground floor, in combination with a new structure in the contours of the historical envelope.
By applying the same "copper" materials to the façade as well as to the roof, a sculptural volume comes about, also called for this identity to be carried through into the interior. Hence in the old cross vaults, the restaurant “Huis de Wiers” has been realised.
On the elevated floors are working spaces and on the top floors, where there's a roof patio with a fabulous view over the course of the Rhine, the owners have realised their own home.
The project is a high-profiled example in the field of conceptual innovations. Huis de Wiers was honoured with the Bouwfonds Award 2007 for vital monuments.