Complexity and uncertainty cannot be tackled with a predefined step-by-step plan, however ingenious it may be. It can though with experimentation, learning and adjusting. For example, our first meeting room – even before the renovation had started – was a tent in the garden.
At Tweeperenboom, we don’t reduce or ignore complexity, but we reduce its scale to a human scale, so that action is possible faster. From there, we incrementally build to great results. Our breakthrough architects and partners are also entrepreneurs. From our 2P Lab arm, we set up small and large experiments.
We have a wonderful education system in our country, and the Robin foundation wants every child to get the most from it. Robin is devising a way to make this structurally possible, so that elevated school fees are no longer a barrier for any child. This private foundation unites schools, suppliers and parents around this common goal. Tweeperenboom is one of the three founders of Stichting Robin.
De Smederij (“The Smithy”) is a cooperative that has given a new calling to the old blacksmith’s workshop and house in Winksele by opening a microbrewery, restaurant, and meeting rooms inside. De Smederij’s mission revolves around facilitating encounters, strengthening village dynamics, putting craftsmanship in the spotlight, and stimulating creativity. Tweeperenboom is one of the three founders of De Smederij.
We are currently working on a feasibility study for the building at Warotstraat 6, next door to De Smederij. Along with the partnership Oak Tree Projects, we hope to be able to provide housing here to adults and young adults in need of support.
Behind Tweeperenboom, De Smederij and Warotstraat 6, you’ll find over an acre of green breathing space. Here, together with Natuur en Bos, the municipality of Herent, Natuurpunt Herent, the entrepreneurs on site and a team of local volunteers, we are building a green area with room for meetings, relaxation, nature education, games, culture, and crafts.
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