The Kloostersteeg project consists of two designs on either side of Het Klooster, a small alley connected to Nieuwehaven in Gouda. In the distant past, the Refter of the now-defunct Clarisse Convent stood on this spot, succeeded by a narrow street of small working-class houses. Small parts of these houses still remained, incorporated into sheds and garages, including a carpentry workshop.

This workshop will be transformed into five small dwellings, reusing as many elements as possible so as not to affect the archaeologically sensitive soil, and will be renamed the 'carpentry workshop'. The style ties in with the varied, historic surroundings and the division of the facades into glass facades refers to the layout and industrial facades of the original building.

Opposite the carpentry factory are some garages and sheds, created by years of transformations of the workers' houses. These garages will be transformed into dwellings while retaining historical materials such as intermediate walls and foundations. Maintaining the original pattern creates a modern interpretation of the workers' houses.

Location Gouda
Client Pancras Vastgoed
Henk Middelkoop partner / architect
Alan Dolieslager architectural heritage designer
Sharon Engelsma assistent project leader / technical designer