Maybe it should have been like this.
The building on the Van Anrooystraat has been on her mind since the early childhood of Monique Maarsen. Her grandfather worked in the sixties with the architect Piet Zanstra. She lived around the corner and cycled along on her way to school. She knew the stories. Watched how the building was rundown. And saw its chance when it came back on the market in 2007, now the head of Maarsen Groep. An undiscovered pearl, it was. And like a pearl, Maarsen Groep has slowly stripped it of its closed sleeve and gave it a shine again.
Involvement and enthusiasm
This project is a good example of how we approach our projects at Maarsen Groep, mostly from our own positions and therefore involved in the locations for many years. Every building and location has its own history, neighbours and local authorities and with it its own challenges. Without exception, enthusiasm is our common denominator.