This large farm estate, listed as a historic monument in Belgium, was built
in three phases. The old courthouse, which was later converted into a dairy, dates from
the Middle Ages. The stables were built between the end of the 17th and beginning of the 18th centuries and the main buildings
at the start of the 19th century. After changing hands many times, the farm was bought in 2008
by Wanze municipal council which carried out the refurbishments needed from 2010 to 2012 to
reconvert it into a municipal building, an extension of the CPAS (where local residents can receive support relating to welfare issues). This purchase created a new space for
administrative and social services, while protecting local
heritage. A pellet-based heating system was installed, the cisterns were converted to collect
rain water, the roofs were insulated and new fibre-cement slate roofing with integrated solar panels was added.
In this way, the refurbishment works focused on
making the buildings more sustainable.