Manoir Haute Roche

La Vallée de Joux

The Manoir de Haute Roche, an emblematic building in the Vallée de Joux and one of the first buildings in Switzerland to be made of reinforced concrete, is currently in need of major renovation.

To do so, the architectural mandate is entrusted exclusively to CCHE with the objective of enhancing the site, in particular by developing different scenarios of use and accompanying the owner in his search for a buyer.

Sustainability also involves safeguarding the built heritage. If the Hauteroche manor house has long since lost its original function as a private residence, it nevertheless has a strong potential for conversion, whether due to its size, its remarkable architecture or its exceptional setting. It is a true sleeping jewel that is just waiting to be revived.

Year

Ongoing

Developed by

CCHE La Vallée SA

Client

Private

Program

The scenario: the conversion of the mansion into a "Salon des Visionnaires" including the following programs: Multi-purpose rooms, Lounges/libraries, Meeting rooms, Private telephone area, Work rooms, RV room, Auditorium, Suite rooms, Changing rooms, Sports equipment storage, Sauna, Wine cellar

Floor area (GFA)

1,166 m2

Volume (SIA)

5,955 m3

Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse

Panorama

Perched on the heights of the Bridge, the Manoir Haute Roche enjoys an exceptional panorama over the entire Vallée de Joux.

Isolated from any other dwelling and located in a protected area, this plot is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the valley.

Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
On this long ridge, nature has buried a remarkable valley. I would even say that she has "carried" it there, so much the effect of the primitive waters is visible on these limestone heights. This valley is called Vallée de Joux. - Goethe, 1779
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse

Construction

Building designed by the famous French engineer François Hennebique (1841 - 1921), pioneer of reinforced concrete construction. Built between 1912 and 1914, the Manoir Hauteroche is one of the first reinforced concrete buildings in Swiss history.

Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse

Architecture

The impressive ceiling heights of the Manoir Hauteroche give the interior spaces all their nobility.

These spaces benefit from a very good supply of light thanks to the numerous openings allowed by the use of reinforced concrete.

Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse

Decoration

The noble rooms of the manor house are decorated with frescoes by the animal painter Henri Deluermoz (1876 - 1943), best known for having illustrated the original edition of the Jungle Book in 1894.

Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
Architecture de CCHE pour le Manoir Haute Roche Suisse
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