TWUYVERHOEK, SINT PANCRAS
A rural character, space for specific target groups like young and old people and emphasis on sustainable building. These are some points of departure that form the basis for the development of Twuyverhoek.
The basis of the plan was created in 2004, when FARO together with Heren 5, van der Waals Zeinstra, SVP and Min2 were ‘locked up’ by the city of Langedijk in a hotel in the dunes to create an integral plan. The whole town was a witness – city services, town council, cultural historians and a committee from the residents. That was special. It’s very rare that designers are selected to develop a plan first and that commercial parties are selected later.
In workshops, we developed a concept for the rural development of Sint Pancras. After a collective analysis of the local qualities and the experiences of the designing parties it appeared to be a good starting point to casually mix as many ingredients of the plan. In combination with guide-lines about materials and colors, mixing leads to a good cohesion.
FARO designed 171 residences for two clients. These include two apartment buildings of ten residences each, single family homes with a garage, two types of semi-detached homes and three types of terraced houses.