At the southern entrance of the Java-eiland, the large housing project of the Swiss architects Diener and Diener, is divided into two parts and links Java (west) and KNSM (eastern part of the island) with each other.
Both are made out of red bricks, but differ in shape and size. West is the larger of the two: ‘Langhaus’. ‘Langhaus’ has large ‘gaps’ on each side of the block. It is 8 stories high. The lower part, on the east side, is called ‘Hofhaus’. It is a square shaped block, with a restaurant and ateliers on the ground floor.
This project raised very different reactions: some find it the ‘little ugly duckling’ of the island, others think this is a masterpiece since it is very ‘quiet’.