The blocks are developed as one ensemble with a strong identity. Within this ensemble the towers vary, just like individual persons can be different, but still everybody sees that they belong to the same family.
The client explicitly asked for Dutch architecture. With concepts such as identity and coherence in mind, a contemporary architectural design has been developed, based on the idiom of the Amsterdam School: expressive plasticity with preferably round shapes, a rhythmic repetition of volumes, vertical articulation and repetitive, square windows. Furthermore, the Amsterdam School is characterized by the balanced use of the materials brick, wood, glass, natural stone, concrete and metal, in combination with monumental wooden entrances and exceptional details.
The lesson from the Amsterdam School is that the emphasis in designing has to lie on creative use of materials, refined architectural details and on a precise way of construction. With our Russian co-architect, the builders and our client, we were able to reach that level of precision.