Zutphen opts for Broederenklooster plan
Zutphen town council has given the go-ahead this week for elaboration of the structure plan for the transformation of the Broederenklooster. This former monastery is a listed building. The plan will be further elaborated following selection of the architects.
The mediaeval monastery complex in the centre of Zutphen has been transformed into a cultural centre. The library, archaeological service, Stedelijk Museum Zutphen and Museum Henriette Polak were accommodated in a single building. Together with such functions as a city foyer, a VVV Tourist Office and a multi-functional facility, the plan is that this should blossom into a freely-accessible, cultural hotspot between the town centre and the station area.
In an extensive feasibility study Bierman Henket architecten developed five proposals for the new building volume. These proposals were discussed in detail early in 2013 with the council committee, with people living in the neighbourhood and other involved parties. Now the committee opted for the first proposal, in which the building volume of the original cloister is largely extended.