What to do with a strongly outdated assisted-living centre that has no future in its present form, but that’s still too young for demolition? This was the dilemma several parties were facing in the Dutch municipality of Horst.
Housing association Wonen Limburg embraced the possibilities of this well-located property and transformed the four-storey building into an apartment complex. The building was comprehensively renovated throughout and given a new lease of life as apartment complex ‘‘t Bakenshof’ with a contemporary external face-lift using Rockpanel Stones façade cladding.
Twelve apartments are reserved for the mental health care provider GGZ which offers clients sheltered accommodation. Three of the 29 social rented apartments are set-aside for young people aged between 18 and 23 years.