The task ran as follows: ‘the conversion of a monumental farmhouse with adjoining barns into an office and showroom’. The monumental character of the farmhouse has been preserved as much as possible. New, connecting elements were added in the design which enhance this character and, at the same time, give the complex of buildings a contemporary look. The design accommodates the old facades. Glass walls were installed and long sight lines were used to create a transparent and all-encompassing whole. The new, industrial steel construction has been left in view in the offices in order to maintain the authentic character of the property. This has helped to transform the monumental farmhouse into modern business premises. This project was completed in 2010.