370 WAULX

The Waulx farm - Renovation of a farm complex

Anseremme - Dinant
2020
Phase
Permis d'urbanisme / Adjudication
Surface
1900 m² + abords
Commanditaire
Privé
Mission
Mission complète d'architecture et de rénovation
Consultant
AAIA-Pierre Cloquette et Eric Smeesters / Jardins de traverse / Eng-Ir / BECP Concept / Camille Hugbart (illustrations)
Pictures
Karbon' Photographie

In the Belgian Ardennes, near Dinant, you can find the Waulx farm on the heights of Anseremme. Anchored on a plateau between the Meuse and the Lesse, this centuries-old building is a courtyard farm, a typical morphology of Walloon rural heritage. On his land, the owner has expressed the wish to practice a more virtuous agriculture in favour of biodiversity.

This raised a question for us: in the face of the evolution of agriculture, what future can we offer our heritage?

The project is being considered on several levels. The first is programmatic, with a new agricultural narrative and a general coherence between the farm and its territory. The second is technical and patrimonial, with the need to carefully design each constructional detail.

The different uses envisaged are the result of a process of reflection around a programmatic and social mix. In this way, the site is given a new productive dynamic with workshops, a multi-purpose hall and housing around the storage and agricultural work areas.

This new life requires measured modifications to the original buildings. The different functions find their place in the existing building, with new materials that are thoughtful and sustainable through discreet implementation. In this way the place remains true to its history while becoming an interesting piece of contemporary rural land.

362 BGJ

358 TIL

353 VANHOE

338 HEN

337 GUE

335 PTB

331 INITIATIVE

331 GERA

278 BERCHEM

207 VML

203 MOL

192 GOU

095 TOF