The project involves the renovation and restoration, redevelopment, and reconfiguration of both buildings into a cherished and valued place where all residents of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and visitors to the city truly enjoy coming. It will be a cultural and educational hub in the city, where all services and activities seamlessly blend together in an inspiring and inviting manner. It will be a place where people work on self-sufficiency, participation, integration, and solidarity. An environment where both young and old can enjoy literature, art, dance, theater, and music; where they are challenged to create something themselves, learn something new, and tell their own story. It will be vibrant, yet also provide space for introspection, study, work, or simply relaxation.
It will be future-proof and innovative, where the old and the new converge in a sustainable building. Carefully integrated and making the most of its unique location at the foot of the Sint-Janskathedraal and along the De Binnendieze in the Jheronimus Bosch Quarter in the city center of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
The location on Hinthamerstraat is currently partly owned by the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. In the future, the municipality will own the entire location. The location consists of two addresses: Hinthamerstraat 72 and Hinthamerstraat 74:
Huis73 is the largest cultural organization in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Huis73 is truly for everyone – for young and old, for those who need a helping hand, and for the bright minds. For admirers and practitioners. For all residents of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, but also for the region.
Huis73 holds a deep conviction that everyone should have the opportunity to actively participate in society. This is reflected in a strong focus on talent development, ranging from reading and listening to digital skills. From amateur arts through open stages and cultural education to debates. Huis73 offers a rich array of activities and resources for anyone looking to further their personal growth.
Huis73 is a public space. Its main location is situated in the heart of the Jheronimus Bosch Quarter, within two centuries-old buildings. Here, it brings people together, both physically and online. From this location, it supports education and cultural partners in the city. The Hinthamerstraat location is the beating heart of the organization.
The renovation of Huis73 is characterized by the construction work in a high-urban area. Huis73 is located in the heart of ‘s-Hertogenbosch where space for the construction site and accessibility for construction traffic is a challenge. The building itself also requires a precise approach; it has a monumental status, which limits alterations to the exterior. The design focuses on the restoration of all visible parts on the exterior and the maximum preservation of historical materials such as wooden frames and masonry.