De Oude Pastorie - old vicarage - is a historic house in Veldhoven that dates back to 1778. Regrettably, previous owners removed many of the interior elements that held historical value, resulting in their loss forever. The current owner has undertaken the responsibility of revitalizing the monument and preserving its remaining qualities, mainly evident in the exterior.

Bygg Architecture & Design collaborated closely with the Monument's Committee and the Municipality to research and develop a new function for the building while restoring the historic value of the building. We were able to restore the original layout of the ground floor hall and create two comfortable apartments. On the first floor, two more apartments were added with access via a separate staircase, and a third apartment was built in the rear section of the building.

As it was impossible to recreate the original interior finishing, we opted for a simple design that allows the structural elements to speak for themselves. The original floor beams, which were removed during the demolition, were repurposed as trusses, while the old remaining brick walls were exposed. To maintain all of the building's monumental window frames and improve its energy efficiency, we installed a second layer of windows on the inside.