Reuse of materials results in a forward-looking building with a monumental look. The new KV13 health centre recently opened in Dordrecht. The multifunctional care centre of the Stroom GP partnership is housed in a striking former transformer building. This industrial monument has been transformed by RoosRos architects with respect to its rich history. During the renovation, as much as possible of the original character was preserved and indeed enhanced. Where possible, existing materials from the building were used. The name KV13 is a reference to the original name: ‘13kV electricity distribution station'. Transform and upgrade. Architect Sander Ros, who drew up the design together with Stefan de Vos, is proud of the result. He explains: "At RoosRos, we believe in innovative and sustainable redevelopment. In other words, rather than demolishing and starting over, we transform and upgrade existing buildings. Fortunately, we had clients who thought the same way and who dared to accept our bold proposals. So this fantastic end result actually represents a co-creation process with them."
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