The space between the two volumes is an essential part of the design. The communal courtyard garden, which was designed by Buro Sant en Co, is surrounded by stepped, stacked balconies. Not only do these staggered outdoor spaces guarantee optimal sunlight and privacy: each individual balcony is also clad with vertically planted balcony walls. Together, these constitute a continuous green facade. Combined with the courtyard garden, this creates a rich, valley-like green inner world that is unique to The Twins.
The green walls, however, are more than just a natural feature: by extending the courtyard garden upwards, the feeling that both buildings belong together is amplified. Because the green facades are visible from the street, they make for an arresting and inviting gesture. At the same time, this specific setup provides a certain degree of seclusion. The courtyard garden is open to all, yet its vertical continuity makes it a physical part of the adjacent housing. The space clearly belongs to the residents, and it contributes to the sense of community within The Twins.