Last month, boutique hotel WSHS, located in the historic orphanage ensemble in the centre of Gouda, opened its doors. This marked the completion of the first part of the transformation of the special national and municipal monuments, commissioned by developer White House Development. The completion of the adjacent apartments will take place this month.
The Orphanage ensemble is located in the oldest and most attractive part of the city centre, between greenery and other top city monuments such as the Sint Janskerk. The rich history and the stories of the people of Gouda form an important part of the design concept. The new use has been carefully and naturally linked to the cultural heritage, with the layout of the new plan emerging as a matter of course from the existing buildings of the Orphanage. In this way, the rich history of the Orphanage is made tangible throughout the entire building ensemble.
View the new photos that Ossip van Duivenbode made of WSHS on the right.