Twiske-West, Amsterdam

People move to Twiske West because they dream of having a garden on the waterfront. For this reason we decided to design living units on three levels with a garden. To avoid any of the buildings facing north, we developed a system whereby storeys of each building lie one seventh of a circle apart from each other. As a result every unit enjoys optimal sun and panoramic views. The round buildings are made up of seven units surrounding an open core. Each unit consists of three equally sized spaces, each of which can be divided into two. The number of rooms and the way they are divided is therefore flexible. The star-shaped ground floor is made up of prefab concrete slabs and big sliding patio doors which lead to the garden. The spiral shape of the units is reinforced by the use of wooden panels placed diagonally on the façade.


Architect: Van der Pol
Team: M. Lette, H. Hammink, C. Jonge Poerink
Number: 9102
Status: Built
Year: 1991 - 1993
Client: Woningbouwvereniging Amsterdam-Zuid

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Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  entrance, open core
Living
Twiske-West, Amsterdam
Apartments
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  living near the water
Water
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  in a row
Liesbeth van der Pol Liesbeth van der Pol
Architect / Partner
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  timber facade
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Twiske-West, Amsterdam
To meet
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Island
Twiske-West, Amsterdam
Timber
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  garden and view for everyone
Amsterdam
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  'water land'
District
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  winter

As a result every unit enjoys optimal sun and panoramic views.

Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  entrance in the centre
North-Holland
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  social housing
Circular
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  sturdy
View
Twiske-West, Amsterdam
Omnidirectional
Twiske-West, Amsterdam
Sturdy
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  beautiful series
Twiske-West, Amsterdam  –  in the snow