Accoya® wood has been used in the construction of an up-market beach bar and restaurant, in Noordwijk, Netherlands. The Breakers Beach House, part of the Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin, is set amongst the dunes on this famous and beautiful stretch of beach, facing the sometimes harsh North Sea. The building was designed to blend seamlessly into the environment but required the use of materials that could withstand the extreme elements without requiring frequent maintenance. Accoya wood, for this very reason, was used for windows, doors, cladding, railings, mullions and planters.
The beach house looks stunning and would be at home on any exclusive beach around the world. The decked veranda is perfect to wander along, to watch the sun go down over mile upon mile of the North Sea coastline. The outdoor seating area is the perfect setting for al fresco dining in the company of the exclusive and famous clientele of the renowned hotel.
The design brief was for an aesthetically pleasing beach bar and restaurant that stands out as being exclusive, yet blends into the environment, offering an informal but high quality dining experience. The Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noorwijk has a long and illustrious history; originally opened in 1885 this imposing hotel has stood the test of time and is one of the last privately owned 5 star hotels in the Netherlands. It is renowned across the world and attracts visits by the rich, the famous and discerning travellers.
The Breakers Beach House, open to hotel guests and the public, was designed to be sympathetic to the natural environment; this was achieved through the use of natural, sustainable materials. Given its location facing the North Sea, the materials used needed to be dimensionally stable and durable and with little need for coatings maintenance.
Eline van Leeuwen, Director, Van Leeuwen kozijnen said “We considered other materials but ultimately decided upon Accoya due to its outstanding durability and dimensional stability, these are attributes that really count in the demanding coastal weather conditions that Breakers is exposed to. Dimensional stability is also very important when you have multiple adjacent doors in order to keep drafts at bay and prevent jamming. We are delighted with the end result which meets our expectations and those of our customers.”
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