When converting the barn of a monumental fruit farm (1751) into an exclusive meeting venue, we advised on the structural and installation modifications. After previous expansions on the property with garden house 'Kiem' and barn house 'Bloesem', Oogst has now been realised, a modernly designed room for groups of up to 15 people.
Our advice focused on comfort in summer and winter, optimal ventilation (coronaproof) and low energy consumption. And that while maintaining the characteristic details, without technology playing a visible role.
From the sketch designs, the initial focus was on improving the envelope. With improvements on the inside, new construction quality was achieved on roof, facades, floor and windows and doors.
The biggest challenge concerned the heating, cooling and ventilation functions. After weighing up various concepts, an air/water heat pump was chosen, with delivery via a combination of underfloor heating and low-temperature radiators. CO2-controlled ventilation units, invisibly built into the radiators, ensure the supply of sufficient fresh air. A central extraction system communicates with the radiators about the air flow rate to be removed.
The sustainable meeting venue Pluk was recently completed and is open for reservations, see http://www.pluktrainingslocatie.nl for more information.