The monumental Gennep town hall, dating from 1620, has been restored. BiermanHenket drew up the restoration and development plans and managed their realisation. The first objective was the council chamber, which has undergone a complete metamorphosis. The historic chamber has been restored sustainably and furnished with purpose-designed furniture that can be adapted to multifunctional use. The huge rug is the eye-catching feature of the chamber, depicting the rich history of the town.
Work on the interior and the exterior was carried out in stages, partly in order not to disturb the locals: a pair of storks has chosen the chimney for their regular nesting site. Roof work was therefore specifically planned outside the storks’ nesting season. The roof, the façade and the stained glass were restored and the window frames painted. The slate roof and part of the sandstone façade elements were party replaced. The spaces in the basement have been adapted for use by Monarch Foundation for Monuments and Archaeology.