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BEAUTIFUL CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR A STUD FARM

Renovation

The Haras Les Adélis stud farm in Normandy, France, specialises in breeding race horses. The newly constructed stables provide 14 stalls for competition horses, and had to be both comfortable and in keeping with the traditional, local architecture of the old manor house.
Building: Haras Les Adélis, France
©Frédéric Miette
Building: Haras Les Adélis, France
©Frédéric Miette
Building: Haras Les Adélis, France
©Frédéric Miette
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Building: Haras Les Adélis, France
©Frédéric Miette

BEAUTIFUL CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR A STUD FARM

Renovation

The Haras Les Adélis stud farm in Normandy, France, specialises in breeding race horses. The newly constructed stables provide 14 stalls for competition horses, and had to be both comfortable and in keeping with the traditional, local architecture of the old manor house.

Before Haras Les Adélis was transformed into a prime stud farm, it was a hotel. Parisian lawyer Philippe Druon has always had a passion for thoroughbreds, and this prestigious project was the realisation of a dream. The local region is known for rearing racehorses and top-level show jumping horses. In addition to the building work, the project also included extensive landscaping work with the planting of 30 trees and the addition of new pastures.

Building: Haras Les Adélis, France
©Frédéric Miette
Building: Haras Les Adélis, France
©Frédéric Miette

High-quality stalls
To create more space, new stables were built to provide 14 stalls for competition horses. The new building had to blend in with the other buildings on the property, including an old manor house. The aim was to create a building with an authentic Normandy character, typical of the region. The Catherine Couverture roofing company succeeded in doing just that, over the course of three months’ hard work in the depths of winter. 1700 m² of traditional clay roof tiles were incorporated into the structure.

My wish was to create something beautiful and professional. The stables had to fit in the landscape in harmony with the old building stock.

Phillipe Druon

Building: Haras Les Adélis, France
©Frédéric Miette

Authentic look with traditional clay tiles
A mixture of 80% dark amber and 20% dark red tiles was chosen to create the desired look. The amber-coloured tiles come out in nuanced shades, depending on their position in the oven, which results in greater, subtle variety of colour in the roof, lending it an aged look. An authentic touch, even for a new building! The final touch was provided by the client – a chimney on the roof and finials made in a pottery. The excellent craftsmanship has been awarded an Aléonard trophy in the Public Choice category, recognising the aesthetic results and high professional standards of the project.

Building: Haras Les Adélis, France
©Frédéric Miette

I believe that people who see the building appreciate the absolute respect for traditional architecture, which only comes with long experience and continual commitment to professional standards.

Emmanuel Catherine

Facts
  • Project name
    Haras Les Adélis, Cambremer, France
  • Architect
    Catherine Couverture roofing company
  • Used products

    Aléonard dark amber and dark red

  • Year of completion
    2017
Building: Haras Les Adélis, France

Roof

Aléonard dark amber and dark red – France