MVRDV - Winy Maas

Winy Maas


Every(body) is urbanism operates at the intersection of nature, urbanism, architecture and the human body. A series of pioneer ideas for variety of ‘ecosystems’ will be explored, including calculations and visualizations of a versatile mix of fashion, heritage, urbanism and biodiversity. 

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The ‘M’ of MVRDV, Founding Partner and Principal Architect Winy Maas has received international acclaim for his broad range of urban planning and building projects, across all typologies and scales. These are often self-generated, innovative, experimental, and theoretical. Maas challenges colleagues, clients, as well as students and collaborators at TU Delft’s The Why Factory – an internationally engaged think tank Maas established in 2008 – to challenge the boundaries of established standards to produce solutions that reimagine how we live, work, and play. Aside from his dedicated leadership role at MVRDV and professorship at TU Delft and elsewhere, Maas is widely published, actively engaged in the advancement of the design profession, and sits on numerous boards and juries, including the Spatial Quality Boards of Rotterdam, Eindhoven, and Barcelona. 

“I advocate denser, greener, more attractive and livable cities, with an approach to design that centers around user-defined, innovative, and sustainable ideas for the built environment, regardless of typology or scale.” – Winy Maas 

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is an educational and research center dedicated to the development of an architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in the construction of habitability in the 21st century. IAAC offers a wide range of educational programmes in the field of advanced architecture, ecological buildings, city and technology, robotics and advanced construction, and design for emergent futures.