Doniger has created 28 homes for residential healthcare at 410-412 Herengracht in Amsterdam. The building is situated in the so-called ‘Golden Bend’ – which is generally seen as one of the best locations in the city.
This Unesco-monument was built in 1664 by the famous architect Philip Vingboons and had been used as offices for the last 100 years, among others by the NV Algemene Hypotheekbank. The coach house in the large back garden is believed to be the oldest coach house in Amsterdam.
Doniger has succeeded in realising this pilot project after years of collaboration with the city council of Amsterdam and the architectural firm van Stigt. After being used as offices for decades, these unique buildings now function as social housing, which meets an enormous need in the city of Amsterdam.