History provided the inspiration for the Twins project. The historical development of the factory site left traces that we have brought to life by transforming the area. The old factory walls facing Frontensingel and the new garden walls link the building to the past, without amounting to a literal quote. The garden wall, behind which the building is positioned, as was the former factory. The wall runs in fragmented form along the southern edge of the complex. Visible behind it is the green court. The branches of a tree extend out over the top of the wall. The east-west streets are the main streets, along which are positioned the main entrances to the two blocks. These entrances are given added emphasis.
The V-shaped block, which follows the angled line of the Frontensingel, consists of two connected volumes, a pair of twins that form a V, enclosing the public green court. The connection between the two buildings is opened with staggered balconies, offering a glimpse of the Brikken building.
At ground level, sturdy concrete blocks in the plinth — on which you can sit — establish a relationship with the surroundings.
A structure of concrete bands separated by brickwork courses — with a colour gradient from red to white — ties the whole ensemble together. The facades are articulated as facetted walls, with recessed balconies finished flush with the facade plane. The balconies overlooking the court, however, protrude expressively, making these facades much more open and lighter.