In the dunes of Schoorl, a Natura 2000 area along the Dutch west-coast, the 26-year-old Hargen Beach Restaurant has been beautifully renovated.
The owners of the restaurant, have completed the design of architect Koert Argeloo, together with De Geus contractors. For the window- and doorframes, they have chosen for the sustainable Fraké wood frames of Platowood. The terrace balustrade has been finished with matching Platowood Fraké cladding boards.
Owner Olly Oldenburg: “We were looking for frames that needed as little maintenance as possible. De Geus then proposed to use wooden frames of Platowood; Their Fraké window frames have a long-life span and a long maintenance interval, even when no finish (oil, stain or RAL color) is applied. As we liked the naturally greyed appearance of the wood, we opted for this. And we get a lot of positive reactions. It looks good, it ages nicely.”
Architect Koert Argeloo: “I have been prescribing Platowood wood ever since 2004; It is a very beautiful material. I think it is important that wood is sustainable and comes from certified forests. For this beach restaurant, wood was a logical choice given the natural appearance of the material, which matches the environment".