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15 Sep 2018
MVRDV Recommendations For a Resilient Future in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
MVRDV Presents 5 Recommendations for a Resilient Future
image © 2018 Kubany Judlowe
San Francisco Bay Area Recommendations by MVRDV
On September 12th at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, MVRDV presented a new report titled ‘Too Much + Too Little’ that offers 5 recommendations to Bay Area officials on the region’s plans for a resilient future.

30 Jul 2018
The Stack for Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Architects: MVRDV and Woods Bagot
The Stack for Southbank by Beulah in Melbourne
image courtesy of architects office

The Stack for Southbank
MVRDV and Woods Bagot have proposed a “new kind of skyscraper” for a landmark mixed-use site in Melbourne’s Southbank. The Stack is one of six invited entries in an architectural competition organised by the site’s owners Beulah International, a Melbourne-based developer known for its commitment to excellence in local design.

17 May 2018
MVRDV opens new Paris office

MVRDV in Paris

France has become an important country for MVRDV. In fifteen years, the Rotterdam practice realised various projects in France. For example, Pushed Slab (2014), a large office complex in Paris and the transformation of the Teletech Campus (2012) in Dijon.

In 2009 MVRDV, in collaboration with ACS Architects, Palo Alto, and AAF Architects and Urbanists, Paris, the firm took on the challenge of the then-president Nicolas Sarkozy to devise a masterplan for Paris and its suburbs. This resulted in Grand Paris, an urban vision for 2030. “We have already worked for a long time and intensely in France. We want to deepen that love with our presence,” says Winy Maas, co-founder, MVRDV.

2018 looks promising: a start has been made with the reconstruction of the Part-Dieu shopping centre in Lyon, and with the extensive renovation of the Gaite-Montparnasse shopping centre in Paris, a porous façade connecting the mall to the street, library and station. For Bordeaux and Rennes, MVRDV designed striking apartment complexes situated next to the waterfront. The construction of Maison du Projet in Bordeaux and Ilot l’Octroi in Rennes will commence later this year.

By opening an office in Paris alongside a head office in Rotterdam and an office in Shanghai, MVRDV wants to strengthen its presence in France and provide a solid basis for future assignments. The new office will be led by architect Bertrand Schippan, who was involved in various French projects and it is located near the famous Marché de Montorgueil in a six-storey Art Nouveau building from 1905 that was designed by Gustave Eiffel.

MVRDV Architects News – latest additions to this page, chronological:

27 Feb 2018
Gaité Montparnasse, Paris, France
Gaite Montparnasse in Paris
image © L’Autre Image
Gaité Montparnasse Development
Construction start for this 108,000 sqm mixed-use development on the large roof of the shopping centre Les Ateliers Gaité. The project includes a hotel, offices, social housing units and a kindergarten.

26 Feb 2018
Weenapoint Complex, Rottterdam, The Netherlands
Weenapoint Complex in Rotterdam
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Weenapoint Complex
A mixed office, residential and commercial program by the Maarsen Groep. Dutch architects MVRDV was selected as architects after a design competition for this inner-city development. The complex will consist of approximately 17,000 sqm of offices, a transparent commercial plinth and between 200 to 300 apartments. Completion is set for mid-2022.

8 Feb 2018
Fabryczna offices, Lódz, central Poland
Design: MVRDV, Architects with Piotr Bilinski Architects
Fabryczna Offices Lódz, MVRDV Polish Building
image courtesy of architects office

Fabryczna Offices Lódz
This is a proposed 13-storey office and retail building with 31,000m2 of space in Lódz. The project was commissioned by Invest Company and is due to start on site this summer, with completion set for 2020.

7 Feb 2018
The Milestone Building, Esslingen, Germany
The Milestone Building
image courtesy of architects
The Milestone Building
The Milestone is a new 6,500 sqm mixed-use office building by MVRDV with a distinct part-reflective façade and open geometric core has been selected by a jury for the city of Esslingen. The building will literally be a milestone, its façade designed like a crystal rock is interactive and carries the topography of the town and messages about the history and people of Esslingen. In this sense, it will become a new landmark for Esslingen that celebrates its past whilst looking forward towards the future. RVI developers have commissioned the project and construction start is envisioned for 2020.

7 Nov 2017
MVRDV completes Tianjin Binhai Public Library, China
Tianjin Binhai Library Building by MVRDV Architects
photo : Ossip van Duivenbode
Tianjin Binhai Public Library Building
This new building is a 33,700 sqm cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade. The undulating bookshelf is the building’s main spatial device, and is used both to frame the space and to create stairs, seating, the layered ceiling and even louvres on the façade.

2 Nov 2017
The Why Factory – Research, Education and Public Engagement – TU Delft + MVRDV

Location: SpazioFMG per l’Architettura, Milan, Italy
Dates: 8 Nov – 1 Dec 2017

SpazioFMG Milan The Why Factory exhibition in Italy 2017
photo : Frans Parthesius

Wednesday 8th November sees the opening at SpazioFMG per l’Architettura of a new exhibition presented by the Milan gallery in 2017:

The Why Factory Exhibition Milan

6 Sep 2017
Magasin 113, Gothenburg, Sweden
Design: MVRDV and BSK Arkitekter
Magasin 113
image : MVRDV

Magasin 113 Gothenburg
Vision for a former warehouse: transformation into a 16,500sqm mixed-use building located in Frihamnen RiverCity. It is one of the few remaining multi-story warehouses in this Swedish city. The cultural development with both private and public functions.

5 Sep 2017
Valley, CBD Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Valley Towers by MVRDV at Amsterdam CBD Zuidas
picture : Vero Visuals
Valley Amsterdam CBD Zuidas
A 75,000m2, green-terraced, mixed-use building located on the Amsterdam’s Central Business District Zuidas. The design for OVG Real Estate was selected by the Municipality of Amsterdam in 2015. It will include apartments, offices, an underground parking, a sky bar and various retail and cultural facilities.

1 Aug 2017
The Sax Tower, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Sax, Rotterdam Tower by MVRDV
images courtesy of MVRDV and WAX Architectural Visualisations
The Sax in Rotterdam
Development partners BPD Bouwfonds Property Development, Ontwikkeling B.V. and SYNCHROON Ontwikkelaars in consultation with the municipality of Rotterdam, have been working since 2015 on the development of residential buildings Philadelphia & Havana.

15 Jun 2017
Ilot Queyries Mixed-Use Development, Bordeaux, France
Ilot Queyries
image : MVRDV
Ilot Queyries Mixed-Use Development by MVRDV
Designed to fully exploit this exceptional location, Ilot Queyries’ facades adapt to their opposite views towards the River Garonne and the historic city.

1 Dec 2016
Y House by MVRDV in Northeast Tainan, Taiwan
Y House by MVRDV in Northeast Tainan
image : MVRDV
Y House by MVRDV
A private villa offering escapism from city life and a sky-high rooftop swimming pool

10 Oct 2016
MVRDV win competition for Xili sports and cultural centre Shenzhen
Design: MVRDV with Zhubo Architecture Design
Xili Sports and Cultural Centre Shenzhen
image : MVRDV

Xili Sports and Cultural Centre Shenzhen by MVRDV
Chinese architectural competition win: The project will bring together a wide range of activities in this new experience centre with four distinct volumes and a total surface area of 105,000m2 including a theatre, a basketball and badminton arena, a multifunctional arena and a swimming pool, set to become ‘the’ social and well-being focal point of Shenzhen’s Dasha Green corridor.

13 Sep 2016
Hamburg Innovation Port Master Plan, Germany
Design: MVRDV with morePlatz
Hamburg Innovation Port Master Plan
image : MVRDV

Hamburg Innovation Port Master Plan
MVRDV wins the masterplan competition of Hamburg Innovation Port, a new 70.000m2 development in Channel Hamburg, the Hanse City’s southern high-tech hub. The project connects existing port typologies with urban dynamic and architectural diversity to realise a strong identity and innovation on the site. One existing hall is absorbed into the composition.

31 + 29 Aug 2016
Glasgow City Centre Regeneration Strategy, Scotland
Glasgow City Council launch the latest phase of a 10-year city centre regeneration strategy by MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord.

Regeneration work will focus on nine districts: Anderston ; Broomielaw ; Centre ; Cowcaddens ; Merchant City and High Street ; Sauchiehall ; St Enoch ; Townhead ; University and Cathedral.

MVRDV have a worldwide reputation for freethinking, innovative design. Designs by these Dutch architects are often exuberant. It will be interesting to see how they can weave fresh ideas into this civic renewal.

Given the amount of public realm involved one might have expected input from practices such as Gehl Architects (Jan Gehl, architect and urban design consultant based in Copenhagen) or GROSS MAX (Edinburgh-based award-winning landscape architects with a reputation for work at the cutting edge of landscape design).

However Austin-Smith:Lord (offices across the UK) has a good pedigree in civic renewal. The Glasgow studio was responsible for the award-winning revitalised town centre public realm in Helensburgh.

Initial consultations for the Sauchiehall district outlined the need for an urban park over the M8 near Charing Cross, providing better cycle and pedestrian access.

The focus now switches to Broomielaw, Blythswood, Central and St. Enoch.

Stakeholders are invited to bring forward ideas and opinions to Winy Mass of MVRDV and Graham Ross of Austin-Smith:Lord.

Ref. news further down this page dated 3 + 2 May 2016 – Glasgow City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks

18 Jul 2016
MVRDV House – Our House in the Middle of the Street, Rotterdam, Netherlands
photograph © Ossip van Duivenbode
MVRDV House Rotterdam
MVRDV has moved into the MVRDV House, their new offices in central Rotterdam, marking a new chapter for the expanding architectural practice. The new location, in the iconic post-war monument Het Industriegebouw, is situated in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre and is moments away from the firm’s Markthal.

23 Jun 2016
Tianjin Binhai Library, China
Tianjin Binhai Library
image from architects firm
Tianjin Binhai Library Building by MVRDV
MVRDV are nearing the completion of a library in Tianjin, China. The 34,200 m2 building forms part of the new Binhai Cultural Centre, the masterplan of which was designed by German architects GMP, and joins four other buildings through a series of ‘cultural corridors’.

3 + 2 May 2016
Glasgow City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks, Scotland
MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord to lead regeneration of Glasgow’s City Centre Districts
Glasgow Regeneration Masterplan
image from architectural office
Glasgow City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks

Glasgow City Council have appointed a team led by MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord, supported by Space Syntax and a multidisciplinary team, to embark on the design of District Regeneration Frameworks for four districts of Glasgow City Centre. These Regeneration Frameworks will look to create a clear urban structure to realise Glasgow’s economic, cultural and social potential.

Winy Maas of MVRDV said, “We have an incredibly exciting opportunity to further elaborate Glasgow centre’s potential on every scale. For the residents it is to make the city a vibrant and exciting place to live in at this moment. But we have to look ahead as well and create the plan for a city that can adapt and change in response to whatever the future throws at it; whilst at the same time capturing and developing the identity of the city and its people and further stimulating programmatic and economic development.”

20 Apr 2016
Crystal Houses, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Crystal Houses
photography : Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
Crystal Houses Amsterdam
Flagship store with a replica façade made entirely out of glass: The glass doors of Crystal Houses has opened, a visionary exploration into reimagining the possible uses of glass in construction. The entirely transparent façade of a high-end flagship store on Amsterdam’s upmarket shopping street, PC Hooftstraat, uses glass bricks, glass windows frames and glass architraves in a way to evoke the vernacular of the area with the goal to maintain the character of the site.

7 Apr 2016
The Stairs in Rotterdam from Stationsplein to top of Groot Handelsgebouw, Netherlands
The Stairs in Rotterdam
image : Frank van Dam/MVRDV
The Stairs in Rotterdam
The arrival of The Stairs follows the Rotterdam tradition of celebrating reconstruction milestones. Large cultural events often provide beautiful vantage points, such as the Euromast, which was built for the Floriade in 1960 and the cable cars on the Coolsingel for the reconstruction event C70.

1 Mar 2016
Transformation of shopping centre Part-Dieu in Lyon, France
Part Dieu Shopping Centre
image from architect
Shopping Centre Part-Dieu in Lyon
Gérard Collomb, the Mayor of Lyon, has officially announced MVRDV’s transformation of Lyon’s large Part-Dieu shopping centre, the centre piece in a major renovation which includes the surrounding district.

8 Feb 2016
La Grande Mosaïque, 600 hectare urban plan in Caen, Normandy
Caen Masterplan La Grande Mosaique
La Grande Mosaique in Caen
La Grande Mosaïque, MVRDV’s urban planning project in Caen, France, has been in development for two years and has already seen a series of projects under construction within the masterplan, with many more breaking ground in the coming years. The 600 hectare masterplan tackles the problems caused by the area’s heavy industry and rapid de-industrialisation, integrating the historic aspects of the site with the natural environment.

20 Nov 2015
Tainan Urban Lagoon Transformation, Taiwan
Design: MVRDV / The Urbanist Collaborative / LLJ Architects
Tainan Urban Lagoon by MVRDV
The transformation of China-Town Mall and its perpendicular axis Haian Road, which together form the T-axis, aims to re-establish the waterfront connection and provide an important stimulus to the redevelopment of the neighbourhood by encouraging the use of public spaces and creating a cohesive urban language.

16 Nov 2015
The Why Factory Publishes Research on Nanotechnology in Architecture
The Why Factory Research on Nanotechnology in Architecture
Rotterdam, November 16, 2015 – Is the end of brick and mortar near? How could nanotechnology change buildings and cities in the future? A speculation of The Why Factory on this topic is illustrated in the best tradition of science fiction in the newly published book Barba.

27 Nov 2013
Book Mountain: Biography of a Building
Book Mountain Spijkenisse – Biography of a Building
Book Mountain Spijkenisse
On November 27th, the publication Book Mountain Spijkenisse – Biography of a Building will be presented. It is the second part in a new experimental series of books by MVRDV describing in a sizeable text the complex process of realising a building. Written in an accessible style by independent author Nicoline Baartman, the story follows the building, its context and the various protagonists: from the nimbi’s to the new-town whisperer, the good moments and the many difficulties. The book is available in Dutch and English in selected (online) book stores.

13 Nov 2013
The Couch, Tennisclub IJburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
WoZoCo apartments
image by architects
The Couch, Tennisclub IJburg
The Couch is a new club house for a young tennis club. Inside the building, the concrete construction is clad with fsc-certified wood, with the outside fully sealed with an epdm polymer hotspray in the same colour and texture as the clay tennis courts.

12 Jul 2013
Urban Hybrid Emmen, near to Lucerne – architecture competition news
Urban Hybrid in Emmen
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Urban Hybrid Emmen
The city of Emmen has announced that investment corporation Senn BPM AG together with MVRDV are the winners of the Feldbreite competition for a housing block with 95 homes of 16 different types. The urban hybrid development combines characteristics of city dwelling – central location, privacy, underground parking – with the characteristics of suburban life: gardens, multilevel living and a neighbourhood community. Construction is envisioned to start in 2015.

12 Jun 2013
Gangnam Style – Chungha Building, Seoul, South Korea
Design: MVRDV
Chungha Building
photo : ShinkyoungSub

Gangnam Style Seoul
Just before a Korean pop-song became a global success on YouTube for the first time in history, and Gangnam became world famous as the nouveau riche hangout of the South-Korean capital Seoul, MVRDV was commissioned to redefine a building on Gangnam’s chic Apgujung Road. Even though the Chungha building was completed in the 1980s it was already outdated in a street dominated by flagship stores.

7 May 2013
Madla Revheim Masterplan, Stavenger, Norway
Design: MVRDV + Space Group
Madla Revheim Masterplan Norway
image from architects

Madla Revheim Masterplan
Alongside three other teams, MVRDV and Space Group presented their proposal for a new masterplan for Madla-Revheim outside Stavanger, Norway this week. Madla-Revheim is the main development area outside Stavanger, for which MVRDV and Space Group were to implement 4000 housing units on the 780 acres site area, in addition to public programs and sports facilities.

2 May 2013
Presqu’ile de Caen Redevelopment, north west France – exclusive to e-architect
Caen Masterplan La Grande Mosaique
image from architects
Caen Masterplan
La Grande Mosaique, MVRDV selected to transform 600ha former industry in Caen, Normandy. SPLA, the public development agency for the transformation of the Presqu’ile de Caen, has chosen MVRDV out of 3 competitors to transform the 600ha area consisting of former industry and ports. The MVRDV plan envisions the future of Caen Presqu’ile as a collection of gardens surrounded by intensified urban area. It envisions Caen as attractive city with a connection to the sea whilst interventions improve landscape, environment, mobility and connections. The project is planned to last ten years or longer.

25 Apr 2013
Hongqiao Airport Central Business District, Shanghai, China
Hongqiao Airport Central Business District
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Hongqiao Airport Central Business District
Sincere Property, MVRDV and Aedas have started construction on a Central Business District at Shanghai’s mostly domestic airport Hongqiao. The 4.5ha site is located near Hongqiao Airport train station at the corner of Shenhai Express Way and Shenbin Road. The plan comprises ten office towers, an underground shopping centre, cultural program, parking and a sunken plaza which will bring a more intimate form of urban life into an area currently dominated by large boulevards and urban expressway’s. The project’s completion is planned for 2015.

28 Mar 2013 + 4 Oct 2012
Book Mountain – Spijkenisse Public Library, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Book Mountain Rotterdam
picture : Jeroen Musch
MVRDV Book Mountain
An advertisement for reading : MVRDV completes Book Mountain and Library Quarter Spijkenisse. Today Spijkenisse Book Mountain and the adjacent residential neighbourhood will be opened by Prinses Laurentien of the Netherlands. Manifesting itself clearly as a mountain of books on the town’s market square, it is both an advertisement and an invitation for reading.

21 Mar 2013
The Beam, Villeneuve d’Ascq, north east France
Villeneuve d’Ascq Masterplan
picture © MVRDV
Villeneuve d’Ascq Masterplan
MVRDV win Competition with ‘The Beam’, Marking the Urban Renewal of Villeneuve d’Ascq, France. Development corporation ADIM Nord with MVRDV and de Alzua+ have been announced the winners of an urban renewal competition in the French town of Villeneuve d’Ascq, beating four other entries. The masterplan for a crucial site in the town centre adjacent to an inner city motorway, is the starting point of a wider regeneration of the area’s public space. An iconic building, The Beam, will hover over the motorway signalling urban renewal and acting as visual reference point for the town’s centre.

17 Jan 2013
MVRDV Glass Farm, Schijndel, Netherlands
MVRDV Glass Farm
picture © MVRDV
MVRDV Glass Farm
In 1944 the small Brabant town of Schijndel which is the birthplace of Winy Maas suffered from Operation Market Garden bombings resulting in an oversized market square. In 1980 the then 20 year old Winy Maas urged the mayor to fill in the gap.

13 Dec 2012
DNB Bank Headquarters, Oslo, Norway – completion news
DNB Bank Headquarters
photo : Jiri Havran
DNB Bank Headquarters Oslo
The MVRDV designed main building has 17 unique floors and a surface of 36,500m2. The pixelated volume based on small-scale working units adapts to the various influences of the urban context, combining an efficient and flexible internal organisation with a variety of specific communal spaces such as the main entrance lobby, a transparent trading floor, a sheltered public passage, respect for urban view lines and collective terraces overlooking the fjord to the south.

11 Dec 2012
MVRDV Teletech Campus Dijon wins ARSEG 2012 Award
Teletech Dijon
photo : Philippe Ruault
Teletech Campus Dijon
French Institution Arseg (Association des directeurs de l’environnement de travail) devoted to excellent working conditions has chosen the transformed former Mustard Laboratory Teletech Campus in Dijon for the annual Award in the category “Working Environment : Execution and Completion of a Real Estate Project”. MVRDV is extremely proud that a project exemplary for smart reuse has been chosen.

19 Nov 2012
Peruri 88, Jakarta, Indonesia, South East Asia
Design: MVRDV / Jerde / Arup
Peruri 88 Indonesia Jakarta Tower Building
image from architects

Peruri 88 Indonesia
An international design team made up of MVRDV (overall design), The Jerde Partnership (commercial podium) and ARUP, together with developer Wijaya Karya – Benhil Property, have collaborated to create Peruri 88 – a new landmark icon for Jakarta. Peruri 88 will be a vertical city in one building combining Jakarta´s need for more green spaces with the need for densification. The tower is a 400m tall mixed-use project.

Recent MVRDV Buildings + Designs

6 Jul 2012
Almere Floriade 2022, The Netherlands
Design: MVRDV
Almere Floriade 2022
picture © MVRDV

Almere Floriade 2022
The City of Almere is one of the four Dutch cities left in the race for the prestigious horticultural Expo which takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently open in Venlo. The MVRDV plan for Almere is not a temporary expo site but a lasting green Cité Idéale as a green extension of the existing city centre.

18 Jun 2012
Baltyk Tower, Poznań, Poland, eastern Europe
Poznań Building
picture © MVRDV
Baltyk Tower
Investment corporation Sophia Sp. z.o.o and MVRDV present the Baltyk Tower, to be realised in the Polish city of Poznań. The office tower with a total surface of 25.000 m² will be located at Rondo Kaponiera at the Eastern entrance to the historic city and will feature retail and a panorama restaurant with a proposed one room hotel. Completion is scheduled for 2014.

11 May 2012

MVRDV Exhibition

MVRDV exhibition ’20’ opens in Hamburg, Germany

Today a small retrospective exhibition of MVRDV opened at byUSM in Hamburg. The exhibition is the prize given for being elected “A&W-Architect of the Year” by the readers and online users of Germany’s reputed magazine Architektur&Wohnen.

MVRDV Exhibition
picture © MVRDV

MVRDV Exhibition
picture © MVRDV

Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries yesterday accepted the award and opened the exhibition. It is an overview of 20 years of the work of MVRDV in quotes, models, images, books and films. A small installation features a variety of models that have not been exhibited before. The show is open until June 11th and part of the Hamburger Architektur Sommer, it is planned to travel.

18 Apr 2012

Architect of the Year Award

MVRDV receives A&W architect of the year award, Netherlands

Also, e-architect exclusively report that a retrospective exhibition is coming soon: it will show a timeline and models of 20 years of MVRDV. The award was rewarded by the readers of the magazine in a vote. The practice beat Snohetta and David Chipperfield Architects.

Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries – MVRDV:
Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
picture © MVRDV

MVRDV has been voted architect of the year by the readers of German architecture and interior magazine A&W (Architektur & Wohnen). The readers appreciated the fact that “MVRDV has realised recognizable concepts and spectacular buildings.” The award will be handed over on May 11 in Hamburg after a laudation by Kristin Feireiss.

On May 11 a small retrospective exhibition titled “What’s Next?” opens as part of the Hamburg Architecture Summer at byUSM, Plan 6, Hamburg. The exhibition will be a time line of the office history and a city of models; most have never been exhibited before.

The Barcode House near Munich is one of the 3 realised MVRDV projects in Germany:
Barcode House
picture © MVRDV

Landscape architect Anouk Vogel receives the USM-Mentoring award for Architecture by A&W”. MVRDV has nominated Anouk Vogel who has realised a few highly inspiring poetic designs such as Cacticity.

Anouk Vogel receives USM Mentor Award:
Anouk Vogel
picture © MVRDV

Cacticity by Anouk Vogel:
Anouk Vogel
picture © MVRDV

Recent MVRDV Designs

4 Jan 2012
Mirador Sanchinarro, Madrid, Spain
Architects: MVRDV / Blanca Lleó Associates
Mirador Building
photo : Rob’t Hart

Mirador Sanchinarro
Sanchinarro is a residential suburb on the north east edge of Madrid. Surrounded by highways, with views towards the Guadarrama Mountains. The building was developed as a reference point for the city extension and region at large, as a counterpoint against the massive uniformity of the surrounding blocks. The 22 level building acts as a frame for the distant landscape.

12 Dec 2011
Bastide Niel, Bordeaux, France
Bastide Niel
picture © MVRDV
Bastide Niel
Master plan for Bastide Niel, a 35ha extension of Bordeaux’ city centre onto the right bank of Garonne River. The dense urban master plan will offer 3200 homes, offices and urban amenities, respect the existing fabric of the city and become one of the largest zero energy neighbourhoods in the world. The project Bastide Niel, with an envisioned urban program of up to 375.000m2 is regarded the most significant contemporary urban intervention in Bordeaux.

8 Dec 2011
Twin Towers – The Cloud at Yongsan Dreamhub, Seoul, South Korea
Yongsan Residential Towers
image © MVRDV
Yongsan Masterplan Seoul

20 May 2011
Alphabet Building, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alphabet Building Amsterdam
picture © MVRDV
Alphabet Building by MVRDV
Amsterdam based project development corporation NIC started sale of the MVRDV designed Alphabet building. In Amsterdam small and mid-size creative companies have trouble finding suitable office space. The Alphabet building communicates through a clear exterior design which reveals on the East façade the house number and at the main façade its extension for each company, a letter of the alphabet.

Building News 2010/11

Buildings / Designs, chronological:

China Comic and Animation Museum, Hangzhou, China
CCAM Hangzhou
image © MVRDV
China Comic and Animation Museum

Future Towers, Pune, India
Future Towers Pune
picture © MVRDV
Future Towers

Pushed Slab, Paris, France
Pushed Slab Paris
image from architectural firm
Pushed Slab

Building News 2009

China Hills – Exhibition, Beijing Centre for the Arts, China
China Hills design by MVRDV Architects
image from MVRDV, architects
China Hills Exhibition

Rotterdam Market Hall, The Netherlands
Rotterdam Market Hall
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Rotterdam Market Hall

The Why Factory, Delft, The Netherlands
The Why Factory design by MVRDV Architects
photo © TU Delft
Why Factory Delft

Shenzhen 4 in 1 Towers, China
Shenzhen Skyscrapers design by MVRDV Architects
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Shenzhen Skyscrapers

Balancing Barn, Suffolk, England, UK
Balancing Barn design by MVRDV Architects
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Balancing Barn Suffolk

Key Older MVRDV Buildings

Gwanggyo City Centre Competition, near Seoul, Korea
Gwanggyo Competition design by MVRDV Architects
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Gwanggyo Competition

Celosia housing, Madrid, Spain
Celosia housing
photo from architects studio
Celosia housing

Gemini Space – Frøsilos, Havnestad, Copenhagen, Denmark
with Jørgensen & Wolhfeldts
MVRDV building
picture © Adrian Welch
Gemini Housing : pair of former seed silos

WoZoCo housing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MVRDV Architecture
photograph © Adrian Welch
WoZoCo housing : famous Dutch building

More projects by MVRDV online soon

MVRDV Buildings – older projects + alphabetical list

Location: Dunantstraat 10 3024 BC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe

MVRDV Netherlands Practice Information

MVRDV Architects – Background

1984-1990 – Technical University Delft, Faculty of Construction, Engineering, Departments of Architecture and Urban Design

1991 – Winy Maas co-founded MVRDV with Jacoiv van Rijs & Natalie de Vries – the ‘Office of Architecture and Urbanism’ in Rotterdam. He worked with Unesco and with OMA (Office of Metropolitan Architecture) in Rotterdam.

Winy Maas teaches and lectures at the Architectural Association, London, the Technical University, Delft, the Berlage Institute, Amsterdam, and the Academies of Architecture and Urban Planning in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.


Architects office based in Rotterdam

Dutch design studio founded in 1990/91 after winning first prize in Berlin Europan Competition

Gemini Space Copenhagen, Denmark
Gemini building
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Winy Maas MVRDV architect :

Dutch Architects

Almere Olympiakwartier

MVRDV Publications – Winy Maas Books

Farmax by Winy Maas

Winy Maas Books

Contemporary Architects

Almere Buildings

Borneo Amsterdam Buildings : Dutch houses by this design studio
MVRDV houses
image © Adrian Welch

Dutch Architecture

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