Cicogne is a renovation project for the grounds of the former Catharinaschool in the center of Eindhoven. Historical research resulted in the recovery of all kinds of decorations that were removed from the building in the 50s. By means of old photos the original fašade was restored in all its splendour.
But looks can be deceiving. A large share of the new dwellings in Cicogne exist of interesting combinations of new, contemporary and existing or reconstructed building volumes. In this way a new courtyard for the city has been created with respect for the existing atmosphere and originality.