At a prominent location in Oosterheem, on the axis of the approach road, an ensemble of two residential buildings and a half-submerged parking garage has been realized.
At macro level the ensemble is chiefly a dynamic eye-catcher, which looks different on every side. At micro level the complex aims to be the link between the light-rail station and the multifunctional community centre. To begin with, a compact and efficient organization of the programme leaves space for a square at the station. In addition, the positioning of the residential buildings allows for plenty of sunshine on the square in front of the community centre and also a visual relationship between the light railway and the centre.
The two apartment buildings are linked by means of a 'green' platform, the roof of the half-submerged parking garage. The entrances to the apartment blocks are situated opposite each other at this level and form a representative entrance area with the stairs and ramp.
The buildings comprise 10 storeys with five apartments on each level. The larger apartments have spacious built-in verandas with folding windows that can be completely opened.
The surrounding façades have been implemented in orange/red brickwork. The façades adjacent to the platform have been implemented in white masonry. So when making a circuit round the complex, its character changes constantly and on the deck, the observer is suddenly standing in a white world.