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The Twins : Housing Sciencepark, Amsterdam
New Residential Building, The Netherlands – design by 24H > architecture
12 Jun 2008
The Twins – Science Park Amsterdam
The Twins Housing, Caroline Mc Gillavrylaan, Amsterdam
Architect: 24H > architecture
The Twins Amsterdam
Within in de urban scheme of KCAP – Kees Christiaanse for the Science Park in Amsterdam, 24H>architecture was commissioned to make a proposal for one of the five housing projects, called ‘the Twins’. The location is situated between the Oosterdingdike and the Caroline Mac Gillavrylaan.
24H’s proposal for the two apartment blocks, 18 and 15 storeys high, house a total of 87 dwellings. Two L shaped volumes slide under each other and are connected through a plinth containing housing and parking. The smaller west tower sits flush upon the east tower, opening up views to and creating the entrance from the dike and the street, as well as providing access to the parking. The east tower is standing on the ground and allows direct access to the houses on street level. Its main entrance and lobby establish a visual connection between the dike and the Caroline Mac Gillavrylaan, with vertical circulation located in the middle.
The facade is made up of a fine grid of slate and glass. Variations in colour from brown to grey as the towers rise connect the building to the elements: brown at the bottom, where the towers root up from the ground; and grey towards the top giving the impression of fading away into the air.
The skin tapers outwards at specific parts of the towers to create a noise barrier due to the nearby railway.
Housing Sciencepark Amsterdam – Building Information
Client: Heddes Vastgoed, Hoorn
Reference client: Mr. Paul Nijhout
Architect: 24H > architecture, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Site address: Caroline Mc Gillavrylaan, Amsterdam
Floor area 11.000 m2
87 apartments & parking garage
Renders copyright DPI
Maartje Lammers, Boris Zeisser
Fieke Poelman, Sandor Marks, Sabrina Kers, Susan Hoekstra, Olav Bruin, Saman Saffarian, Jacopo van der Horst, Nora Rittmüller, Marie Allard Latour, Ben de Lange, Klasien Visser, Bruno Toledo
Housing Sciencepark Amsterdam images / information from 24H > architecture
Amsterdam Architecture – contemporary building information
Location:Science Park Amsterdam