It’s impossible to understand why the ensemble is a listed building at first glance – the façades are plain and covered in plaster, the roofs were erected as emergency roofs after the war. On closer inspection, however, many details, such as the corner building’s ornate wrought-iron entrance door, reveal that the buildings must have been beautiful in their youth. We want to tease out these details without imitating the original state. The façades will be finely structured in an authentic Wilhelminian style, and the new roofs and eaves will be based on the original, more generous proportions, elegantly completing the building’s exterior. There will still be a carefully balanced tension between old and new, observable most prominently in the roof design and in the interplay between the interior and exterior.