This week we received the building permit for the Weeshuis (orphanage) in Gouda. Mei was commissioned by White House Development to design a plan for adaptive re-use of the orphanage ensemble, a unique collection of historic buildings in the centre of Gouda. The special listed monuments constitute a culturally and historically valuable location.
In the proposed transformation of the orphanage into a luxurious hotel & restaurant and apartments for young people the future use will be connected with the cultural heritage in a natural way. The history of the orphanage will be tangible through the entire building ensemble. will make the colourful history visible and tangible again.