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MVRDV designs futuristic villa with sea views in Tainan, Taiwan

Y house is a single family residence for those wishing to spend their weekends in this futuristic space, on the top of Y-shaped floors and who enjoy cooking in the open kitchen. The villa’s living space is on a semi-floating deck with seats forming part of a sloped wall tha...

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Happy 10th Birthday Dezeen!

Happy 10th Birthday Dezeen!

To us, there is a time before Dezeen and after Dezeen. This incredible endless online stream of the latest designs, the global reach, the fast pace, the raw comments. It was a revolution in architecture media that took place ten years ago.In a changing media landscape, withi...

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Crystal Houses' glass bricks win Glass Innovation Award 2016

This week, MVRDV's Crystal Houses won the Glass Innovation Award 2016! The flagship store located at the exclusive P.C. Hooftstraat shopping street in Amsterdam, won this award for its glass bricks which form almost the entire facade of the building. The jury was impressed b...

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Markthal win FGH Real Estate Award 2016

This afternoon, Markthal was announced as the winner of the FGH Real Estate Award 2016.The award began in 1989 and is a recognition for promoters involved in the realisation of real estate projects of vision and entrepreneurship.The independent jury headed by the Utrecht May...

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MVRDV and Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte visit South Korea

Last weekend, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and MVRDV's team were in South Korea as part of a visit organised by the Dutch Trade Mission. Apart from stimulating business opportunities, the Dutch Prime Minister and the Mayor of Seoul were involved in promoting public space and usage.W...

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 Rethinking Space: Voyage of Imagination at MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea

MVRDV has contributed to the exhibition Rethinking Space: Voyage of Imagination at MMCA, Gwacheon in response to their invitation asking thirty architectural firms to design special projects related to the changing role of art museums.The participating architects were asked to ne...

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Watch - Architecture: Change of Climate - Winy Maas Lecture

Not long ago Winy Maas gave a talk a the 'Architecture: Change of Climate' international congress in Pamplona, an event which also hosted OMA's Rem Koolhaas and BIG's Bjarke Ingels.The congress discussed 'climate change' in architecture, which is today facing a profound...

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Seoul Skygarden on CNN

Seoul Skygarden on CNN

On the 19th August CNN will broadcast for the Seoul Skygarden as part of their Innovative Cities series. Including interviews with MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas, the episode will explore how the Seoul Skygarden came about and how it will revolutionise the city.Following th...

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Public Art Depot MBVB gets final go-ahead

The design for MVRDV’s Public Art Depot for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam has been given the green light. Since the municipality of Rotterdam concluded a majority vote for the project back in November, MVRDV has been working closely with members of the communit...

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Our (MVRDV) House in the Middle of the Street

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 mo...

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Absolute Leisure - The Why Factory release their new book

In the obsessive spirit of Neufert’s Architect’s Data, this research project is a practical guide to the nuts and bolts of everyday leisure: the ABC to how society spends its ‘free time’.There are more ways of having fun than we can count; Absolute Leisure...

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Jacob van Rijs appointed as chairman of Archiprix

MVRDV’s founding partner and architect/urban planner Jacob van Rijs has been appointed as chairman of the Archiprix. From the 1st of June 2016 he replaced Madeleine Maaskant.‘We are very happy with Jacob van Rijs as our new chairman. His international experience and o...

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Info Garden gives a glimpse into the Seoul Skygarden

MVRDV’s Seoul Skygarden has begun to take life with an 18 metre mock-up of the project having been built as an information booth to the project. Three street lamps, 10 plant pot variations and a visitor's centre showing 3D animations of the project have been erected to...

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MVRDV compete in Braaschaat softball competition

MVRDV showed off their sporting prowess once again in a multi-disciplinary softball competition in Braaschaat, Belgium. Having been winners of the competition two years ago MVRDV took this year’s team to the tournament garbed in MVRDV baseball caps and putting the full team...

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MVRDV library in Tianjin tops out

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’...

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Baltyk Tower tops out

Baltyk Tower tops out

MVRDV's project Baltyk Tower has topped out, marking a huge milestone in the company's first built project in Poland. The 25,000 square metre tower in Poznań will include a mixed programme of retail, offices and hotel and is envisaged to be completed in mid-2017.The project, whic...

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MVRDV are moving offices

MVRDV are moving offices

On June 16 2016 MVRDV moves to its new office at Achterklooster 7, 3011 RA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.The e-mail addresses, mail address and phone numbers will remain the same. PO Box 63136NL - 3002 JC Rotterdamt: +31 (0)104772860        f...

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MVRDV transform Hong Kong factory into Glass Office

MVRDV have opened the 133 Wai Yip Street in Hong Kong. An office transformation, with retail and restaurants, which strips an old industrial building down to its bare bones and uses only glass with stainless steel infill to build up the interior spaces. The 18.000m2  project...

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100,000th visitor to The Stairs

Yesterday saw the 100,000th visitor to The Stairs, MVRDV's temporary installation in Rotterdam which celebrates the reconstruction of the city. The lucky visitor was congratulated by Councillor Adriaan Visser and received champagne and a bouquet of flowers, as well as a night for...

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MVRDV present Infinity Kitchen at Venice Biennale 2016   

 As part of a satellite event for the Venice Biennale MVRDV have designed a fully transparent kitchen. The installation is part of the Kitchen Home Project which looks to explore the future of the living and the home environment, the project was initiated by Weng Ling of the...

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The Stairs Open celebrating 75 year post-war reconstruction

Yesterday the Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, opened The Stairs to commemorate 75 years of the reconstruction of Rotterdam. 180 steps leading up from the Stationsplein, outside Rotterdam Central Station, have begun taking visitors up to the rooftop of the Groot Handelsgebouw...

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Markthal nominated for Golden Pyramid award

The Markthal has been nominated for the Golden Pyramid, a state prize for excellence in commissioning work in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, infrastructure and physical planning. The prize is awarded to projects which 'illustrate the inspirational role that c...

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Green light for MVRDV's cultural cluster in Zaanstad

MVRDV’s design for the Cultural Cluster in Zaandstad has been given the green light by the municipality, allowing the project to push forwards into the next stage of design. The building, having completed the preliminary design phase, is now at a point where the programme a...

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MVRDV in Bogotá

MVRDV in Bogotá

MVRDV's Jacob van Rijs, Jan Knikker, Chloé Eynard and Luca Moscelli will be giving a series of lectures throughout Bogotá, Colombia. The lectures will cover all aspects of the company, from how MVRDV approaches contextualism in their designs, their strategies of bra...

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MVRDV with Traumhaus redefine affordable suburban housing

MVRDV, in partnership with housing developers Traumhaus, offer a response to the current state of modern day suburbia and the village as part of the redevelopment of former US Army barracks in Mannheim, Germany. MVRDV won the competition for the 27.000m2 residential project break...

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Win a private tour of the Markthal by Winy Maas

Now is the chance for you and nine friends to get a private tour of the Markthal by MVRDV Founding Partner Winy Maas. Bidding has opened for the Van Alen Institute’s Art + Design Auction which is offering a series of experiences with iconic artists, designers and architects...

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MVRDV updates its organisation and appoints five new partners

Today the founding partners of MVRDV, Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries, announce an update of the management structure to accommodate the growth and optimise the efficiency of the globally operating architecture and urbanism practice. The now 140 staff office with ...

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Frans de Witte appointed Partner at MVRDV

Frans de Witte (Rotterdam, 1973) joined MVRDV in 1996, before joining the company he briefly worked at JP van Eesteren contractors. He is currently leading projects in the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and the USA, among which the 110.000 m2 renovation of the Parisian Le Gaite...

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Jeroen Zuidgeest appointed Partner at MVRDV

Jeroen Zuidgeest (Monster, 1978) joined MVRDV in 1999 and divides his activities between urbanism and architecture. He is currently overseeing large scale urban planning operations in the Netherlands, France, Germany and other places. In architecture Jeroen has become a specialis...

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Fokke Moerel appointed Partner at MVRDV

Fokke Moerel (Breda, 1970) joined MVRDV in 1998, before joining the company she worked for OMA. She leads projects in the Netherlands, Eastern Europe, the Americas and the rest of Europe. She frequently teaches and has been a tutor at the Royal Academy for the Arts in The Hague, ...

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Wenchian Shi appointed Partner at MVRDV

Wenchian Shi (Shanghai 1975) joined MVRDV in 2004. Before joining the company she worked at OMA in the concept phase of CCTV and worked at Kuiper Compagnons. Wenchian leads MVRDV’s Asian projects, with a focus on works in China and Singapore. She has worked on projects such...

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Stefan de Koning heads MVRDV’s Indian and Indonesian projects

Stefan de Koning (Amsterdam 1975) joined MVRDV in 2001 and has realised projects such as the Gyre in Tokyo, the Barcode House, the bridges of Leiria and the Cancer Centre in Amsterdam. With his conceptual talents he has been able to win many international competitions and pitches...

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Marta Pozo, director of MVRDV Asia

Also part of MVRDV’s management is Marta Pozo Gil, (Valencia 1973), director of MVRDV Asia in Shanghai. Marta joined MVRDV in 2007, after having worked with Paenutz Architekten in Berlin. Since 2014 Marta has led MVRDV Asia , expanding the firm’s profile in the Asian ...

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3 days, 30 projects, 30 experts

Learn more about the development and architecture of Rotterdam from the people who designed it. A three day course organised by International Course - Rotterdam Architecture gives you the opportunity to take part in workshops, presentations and debates, and to go b...

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The Stairs, a red carpet to the reconstruction of the city

From mid-May to mid-June, Rotterdam is set to host a temporary new eye-catcher: a giant staircase with 180 steps leading from Stationsplein, outside Rotterdam Central Station’s entrance, to the top of the Groot Handelsgebouw, an iconic building in the city’s history. ...

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Zaha Hadid a precious friend and colleague has died

It is with deep sadness that we heard the news about the death of Zaha Hadid, an architect who had such a profound effect in our field. She was the swoosh of architecture, a role model for generations of architects, a unique designer whose unprecedented influences stretched right...

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The Couch nominated for the BNA Building of the Year Award

The Couch, MVRDV’s tennis clubhouse in IJburg, has been nominated for the BNA Building of the Year Award and has made it into the final three buildings in the category ‘Identity and Iconic Value’. The building was opened in October 2015 and not only serves as a ...

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Winy Maas meets Queen Maxima

Winy Maas had the honour of meeting Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in Paris, where she was introduced to our project, the Pushed Slab. The King and Queen were visiting as part of a Dutch economic mission to France.The mission was lead by Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Deve...

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The Why Factory are looking for interns

The Why Factory is seeking for an intern to join the team at the TU Delft.Applicants should be able to provide proven proficiency in English. Required skills include Abode Creative Suite, Rhinoceros 3D and Filemaker. Writing skills and interest in research and social media are a ...

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Markthal wins European Innovation Award

MVRDV's Markthal in Rotterdam received the German Council of Shopping Centres (GCSC) award for European Innovation. The award, now in its fourth year, was given for the building's multifunctional benefits as well as the inspiring artistic design. The panel stressed the importance...

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Construction begins on infrastructure for Almere Floriade 2022

Construction has begun on the infrastructure for MVRDV’s masterplan for the Almere Floriade 2022. The extensive plan involves major road restructuring and the implementation of new public transport routes, as well as the construction of several overpasses to improve connect...

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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

850.000m2 on site, almost 5.000 hectare of urban planning under construction and a growth from 60 to 120 staff. 2015 has been a wonderful year for MVRDV. 2016 will bring new excitement, MVRDV will move offices in summer and complete a number of buildings in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, ...

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year from the MVRDV team!

Its been a great year for MVRDV, many new colleagues joined us and we entered exciting new projects whilst ongoing work came off the ground. On a more global scale there is a start for a policy against climate change, amidst all the drama last year brought this means that there i...

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Markthal wins Rotterdam Architecture Award

On Wednesday evening in the City Hall, the Markthal won the Rotterdam Architecture Award 2015. As part of a three year cycle, which also includes transformations and commercial buildings, this years prize had a particular focus on housing.The jury decided that the Markthal, which...

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Work begins on Seoul Skygarden

Work begins on Seoul Skygarden

As of midnight on Sunday in Seoul, South Korea,  the Seoul Station Overpass was closed to begin work on MVRDV’s Seoul Skygarden project. The overpass, which was previously closed off to heavy vehicles due to structural stability issues, is due to enter the initial demo...

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MVRDV team members win competitions across Europe

This week MVRDV is pleased to announce that three members of our team, Marie Saladin, Andrea Anselmo and Karolina Szóstkiewicz have taken part, and won, major design competitions across Europe. Both Marie and Andrea were part of separate teams that took part in the Dutch a...

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Baltyk Tower structure begins to take shape

New photos of MVRDVs Baltyk Tower in Poznań, Poland, show the most recent progress made by construction teams on site. The design of the building follows the maximum volume and height restriction of the site. This results in a form which appears completely different dependin...

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Markthal car park wins ESPA Gold Award

The Markthal subterranean car park has been awarded the European Standard Parking Award (ESPA): Gold Award. The prize is given to parking facilities of an exceptionally high quality and aims to set the standard for car parks throughout Europe. The standard ESPA award had been giv...

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DNB wins the Norwegian Steel Construction Prize 2015

The DNB headquarters in Norway have won the Norwegian Steel Construction Prize 2015. The prize, awarded every two years, aims to encourage the use of steel and encourage new ideas and inspiring solutions within Norwegian architecture. The award is given to a steel structure based...

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Nathalie de Vries appointed to consult on the HS2 design panel

Nathalie de Vries has joined the design panel tasked to advise on the development of the UK's High-Speed 2 rail line. The advisary panel is headed by dRMM's Sadie Morgan who has recently become the only creative professional on the British government's National Infrastructure Com...

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De Wereld van Smaak opens its doors at the Market Hall

De Wereld van Smaak - The World of Taste - is the culinary heart of the Market Hall in Rotterdam. A place where young and old, business and private, "foodies" and people who just love good food, meet. Whether at the cooking workshop or at the bar, on the terrace or in the "Pepper...

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MVRDV designs Instagram exhibition at Lodz Design Week

A specially designed pavilion in the Lodz Design Week has given visitors the opportunity to see a real life MVRDV Instagram exhibition. Accompanying a model of the local project, Bałtyk, a selection of images showcase various projects around the world from the point of view of th...

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Nathalie de Vries to lead the Berlage's 2015 design masterclass

The Berlage is now accepting applications for their fall 2015 design master class led by MVRDV’s Nathalie de Vries. The event gives students, professionals and post-master’s-level students a chance to work alongside world-renowned architects, designers and academics i...

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MVRDV's KU.BE House of Movement tops out in Copenhagen

The main ambition for the House of Culture and Movement is to offer the Flintholm neighborhood a dynamic meeting point for people of all ages taking part in a wide range of activities. Health, culture, leisure and education should smoothly blend together to create a spectacular a...

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MVRDV wins competition for Zaanstad Cultural Cluster

The municipality of Zaanstad in the Netherlands announced today that MVRDV has been selected as the winner of the competition for the new Cultural Cluster in the city of Zaanstad. The new building will neighbour the city's main train station, city hall and the famous Inntel Hotel...

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MVRDV Jobs: Dutch Speaking Business Controller in Rotterdam

MVRDV is per direct op zoek naar een ervaren Business Controller die als voornaamste taak heeft om de uitgezette strategie vanuit een bedrijfsmatig oogpunt te beheersen en bewaken. De organisatie is in ontwikkeling en staat voor een schaalsprong: de Business Controller vervult ee...

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Winy Maas awarded Royal decoration of the Order of the Dutch Lion

Architect and MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas received the Order of the Dutch Lion in a ceremony this morning. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb presented Maas with the royal decoration for his exceptional merit and contribution to Dutch architecture and for the Markthal, which was open...

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Markthal wins the 2015 MIPIM Award for best shopping centre

MVRDV’s Markthal has been selected for the MIPIM Award 2015 for Best Shopping Centre. MIPIM, the world’s largest real estate and property fair, is held in Cannes in March each year, attracting more than 25.000 people. The prestigious award is chosen based on an equal ...

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Prime Minister Rutte visits Markthal

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte visited the Markthal yesterday, where Michaël van Straaten, chairman of MKB Nederland, presented to him the growth agenda of medium- and small sized businesses.

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Pushed Slab in Paris opens today

ICADE Promotion Tertiaire and MVRDV have completed the Pushed Slab office building at ZAC Gare de Rungis in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The seven storey building with a surface of 19,000 m² is the first realisation of Paris’ first eco-quarter with a low...

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Glass Farm wins Netherlands Glass Award

The Glass Farm in Schijndel has won the biannual Glass Award, granted by the Dutch Glas Branche Organisatie (GBO). The building, designed by MVRDV, was executed by Brakel Atmos with the glass of AGC Flat Glass Netherlands. 

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Markthal Rotterdam opens today: A mix of housing and market

Today Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opens Markthal Rotterdam, a project by developer Provast. Markthal is the first covered food market of the Netherlands, drawing inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia. The roof of the market hall is ...

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MVRDV wins Graydon Award for Financial Stability

Today MVRDV has received the 'Financially Healthy Award 2014', issued by credit rating corporation Graydon for being at the top of the financially healthy businesses in its sector. The awards states that it is safe to do business with MVRDV. This comes at a moment when ...

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Glass Farm Finalist Brabant Style Award

Glass Farm one of four finalists for Brabant Style Award (Brabantse Stijlprijs). The jury praised its daring architecture and the great public space around the building. September 15th the winner will be announced by the Province of North Brabant. 

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Ground breaking for Danish Rock Museum in Roskilde

Today the Danish Rock Museum, MVRDV and COBE together with Wessberg engineers and LIWplanning start construction of the new home for the Danish Rock Museum in Roskilde. The museum, which offers visitors an adventurous rock music experience, will open its doors in 2015. ...

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Arjen Ketting MVRDV's second official BREEAM EXPERT

Congratulations to Arjen Ketting who has received his Breeam 'diploma'. He is the second official Breeam expert at MVRDV, after Marta Pozo Gil (BREEAM and LEED assessor), who is currently director of MVRDV's Asian office in Shanghai. 

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Vertical Village Sculpture at the Salone 2014, Milan

MVRDV, Sixinch and Interni exhibit the Vertical Village Sculpture at this years Salone in Milan in the context of the Interni event 'Feeding Idea's for the City" . The installation consists of 77 coated foam cushions by which different compositions can be construct...

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Wake Up in it visits MVRDV during IABR: Sleep at MVRDV

Wake Up In It is an initiative connected to festivals in Rotterdam, for each festival they match guests and participants. For North Sea Jazz visitors can book a night in the house of Jazz musicians. For the IABR (28 May to August 24th) the initiative offers nights in th...

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MVRDV Presents Public Art Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

Today the city of Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and MVRDV present the design for the new Collection Building. The building with a surface of 15.000m2 is an open art depot featuring exhibition halls, a sculpture roof garden and a restaurant. The public can see...

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Facade test on site for Roskilde Rockmagneten

Rockmagneten - Denmark's new museum of rock music - moves ahead with this facade mock-up, no, its not a Photoshop! The test is already breathing life into the abandoned factory area of Unicon in Roskilde, Denmark. The museum will open it's doors in 2015. MVRDV collabora...

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MVRDV's Amanora Hills plan is a ‘Temple of  Futurism’

The Pune edition of the Times of Indiawas wrapped in a cover sheet advertising the MVRDV Amanora Hills plan as a‘Temple of Futurism’, a‘multi-cultural habitat for a rich social life’. We could not agree more! Thefirst phase of the 370.00...

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Glass Facade of Markthal under construction

The glass facade of Markthal is underconstruction, as fine and delicate as possible to maintain maximaltransparency, which is not a luxury in the dark Dutch winter months.Construction workers on the site adjust the steel cables that will carry theglass. When the bolts a...

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Third place for the Gardens of Zaryadye

MVRDV has won the third place of the prestigious Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow, with a design comprising a rich collection of 750 gardens which recall Russia's natural landscapes next to the Red Square and the Kremlin. MVRDV rea...

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Book Mountain appears on Google Earth

Google have updated their satellite images so the Book Mountain and the Book Mountain neighborhood can be appreciated from above. It was a sunny day with the automatic sunshades in the building in action. On the market square next to the church one can...

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MVRDV's Future Towers taking shape in India

Artificial Mountains: 1600 construction workers are on site realising MVRDV's Amanora Hills Future Towers in Pune, India. The first phase of the 370.000 m2 mixed use housing complex is scheduled for completion in 2015. Rather than choose a familiar building type for thi...

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Vertical Village Exhibition on display in São Paulo

An updated version of MVRDV's Vertical Village Exhibition, which explores the future of east Asia's rapidly disappearing urban villages, is now on display the 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennale, until November 24th, 2013. "The Vertical Village explo...

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Artwork begins to appear in the market hall

The interior panels of the market hall's enormous 40 metre high interior arch are starting to appear. The panels, in total 11,000 m2, are specially printed with an art piece by Dutch aritst Arno Coenen, and may in fact be the largest piece of the art in the world. Visit...

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A video has been made by the JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture (MVRDV's Co-Curator) of the The Vertical Village exhibition, including the opening, sculpture assembly, press conference and symposium about Taipei from 1 and 2 August. &...

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Vertical Village opens in Hamburg Museum

August 1st, 2013, today the Vertical Village exhibition opened in Hamburg Museum, the first European stop of the show that was already on display in Seoul and Taipei. The exhibition is open until the 31st of September. For more information check out www.hamburg...

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Vertical Village Exhibition opens August 1st in Hamburg Museum

On August 1st the successful Vertical Village exhibition will open in Hamburg Museum as part of the IBA Hamburg programme. The show, by MVRDV, the Why Factory and three artists/architects from Taiwan, was previously on display in Taipei and Seoul and now makes a first s...

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MVRDV WIN COMPETITION with Emmen Urban Hybrid

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 R...

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VISION FOR BUNDESGARTENSCHAU MANNHEIM

(JUNE 26th 2013, Mannheim) Winy Maas presented a vision for a possible horticultural show as part of the transformations of former US-barracks in Mannheim, Germany. MVRDV designed a vision for the Bundesgartenschau BUGA 2023, Germany’s Federal biennial horticultur...

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Official Opening of mvrdv's DNB bank Headquarters in Oslo

Despite some work to continue until the end of the year the new DNB Headquarters Building in Oslo-Bjørvika was officially opened yesterday by the mayor of Oslo. The bank organised a pleasantly understated opening with Scandinavian appeal and pop music by the hip No...

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MVRDV and Space Group present Urban Plan in Stavanger, Norway

Alongside three other teams, MVRDV (NL) and Space Group (NO) have presented their proposal for a new masterplan for Madla-Revheim outside Stavanger, Norway. Madla-Revheim is the main development area outside Stavanger, for which MVRDV and Space Group were to implement 4...

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MVRDV wins 600 ha port redevelopment masterplan in Caen

SPLA, the public development agency in charge of the transformation of 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 o...

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Nathalie de vries made professor at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf

Nathalie de Vries is appointed as Professor of Construction at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf at the Faculty ‘Baukunst’. The coming time she will focus with her students on artificial nature in relationship to architecture. The theme fits perfectly to the cross-discipli...

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construction starts on hongqiao airport cbd, Shanghai

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...

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Winy Maas joins Economic Development Board  of Rotterdam

The Economic Board of Rotterdam announced that Winy Maas was made member of the board - in restrospect starting 1st of January 2013.  Other members are representatives of cultural, social and economic institutions of the Netherlands' second city and the largest...

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DNB Headquarters wins Masonry Award 2013

The Masonry award 2013, Norway is awarded DNB’s headquarter – the Cental building in Oslo for excellent building execution and architecture in masonry. The building receives the prize for innovative use of bricks in a tall building. 

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the why factory for Droog lab: URBAN LUXURIES

URBAN LUXURIES:– A DREAM OF URBAN SPACE INSPIRED BY THE UNTOUCHED CANADIAN NORTHIn 2010, Droog Lab ventured to the far Canadian North in search of qualities that can inspire new urban luxuries. Mental and natural qualities of the Arctic inspired five future city concept...

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book mountain wins prestigious red dot design award

Spijkenisse Book Mountain has been announced winner of a red dot design award, one of the world’s most acclaimed design awards. Book Mountain received a ‘red dot’ for high design quality in the ‘Architecture and Urban Design’ category, and was selected from 4,662 entrie...

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mvrdv win competition with the beam in 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...

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frosilo in movie love is all you need

Its been a while but we just found these images; Pierce Brosnan lives in MVRDV"s Frøsilo in Copenhagen!The Frøsilos feature in last year's movie Den skaldede frisør / Love is all you need (story and screenplay by Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen...

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Porous City at MIPIM in Cannes

At MIPIM’s first edition of the Innovation Forum, March 12-15th, MVRDV and The Why Factory (T?F) present their ongoing research on the design of skyscrapers and the potential of porosity as a European approach to urban density. The results are presented as scale models ...

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exhibition 'waar?'

exhibition 'waar?'

Coinciding with the completion of the Glass Farm in Schijndel, an exhibition about Context and Authenticity opened in the local Museum Jan Heestershuis.

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glass farm completed in schijndel

Today RemBrand developers, the Town of Schijndel and MVRDV complete the Glass Farm, a multifunctional building in the village square. The building with a total surface area of 1600m2 contains shops, restaurants, offices and a wellness centre. The exterior is printed gla...

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book mountain nominated designs of the year 2013

MVRDV's Book Mountain in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands, has been shortlisted for the Designs of the Year 2013 Award and will form part of the exhibition at Design Museum London from 20 March - 7 July. The winner will be announced in April.

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MVRDV wish you happy holidays

MVRDV wish you happy holidays

2012: MVRDV’s year of Celebrations. Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2013! We‘d like to take the opportunity to thank our clients, partners, consultants, users, lovers, observers, critics and readers for their ongoing and very precious support.

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dnb headquarters BUILDING COMPLETED in OSLO

The central building of DNB’s new bank headquarter cluster developed by Oslo S Utvikling (OSU) has just been completed. 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...

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teletech campus dijon wins arseg WORKSPACE  ENVIRONMENT award

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 : Executio...

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porous city in hong kong

porous city in hong kong

For the 10th edition of BODW, Hong Kong’s annual Business of Design Week, MVRDV and The Why Factory, a research institute established by MVRDV and Delft University of Technology, have collaborated with the Hong Kong Design Center (HKDC) to present ‘Porous City’. On the ...

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beagle house

beagle house

Beagle House was designed for Architecture for Dogs, founded by Kenya Hara in conjunction with Imprint Venture Lab, to examine the relationship between humans and dogs. Dogs are people’s partners, living right beside them, but they are also animals that humans, through ...

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book mountain nominated for dutch wood award

MVRDV's new public library in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands, has been nominated for the Dutch National Wood award 2012, if you want it to win please follow the link and vote for us: http://www.dehoutprijs.nl/content/publieksprijs-2012 (7th from above)

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almere's floriade win celebrated

Celebrations have been held in Almere after the city's sucessful bid to host the Floriade horticultural expo in 2022. Over the next 10 years, MVRDV's urban vision will be realised, including massive ground works, a wide variety of buildings and public spaces, and the pl...

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urban supervisor

urban supervisor

The city council of Almere has appointed Winy Maas urban supervisor in order to maintain continuity in the further growth of the new town towards becoming the 5th city of the Netherlands. 

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schijndel glass

schijndel glass

With the help of a crane and a big sucker the first printed glass panels are lifted onto Schijndel's Glass Farm. Completion is planned for January 2013. 

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MVRDV at Venice Biennale 2012

By invitation of Director David Chipperfield, MVRDV and The Why Factory contribute to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, entitled Common Ground. The main contribution consists of the collaborative project ‘Freeland’ forming part of the single ex...

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Construction Future Towers, Pune, India

Construction of Future Towers project Amanora Hills in Pune, India is well under way. The foundations and two basement levels have been completed of MVRDV's first project in India. The first phase of Future Towers will comprise 1,068 apartments and public amenities. Com...

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Glass Farm Schijndel TOPS OUT

The steel structure, 42 metre in length, has been completed. After alignment to allow a maximum of deviation of just a few millimetres, the aluminium sub structure will be constructed. The first glass panels will be placed beginning of August 2012. Watch the constructio...

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Teletech Campus Dijon Completed

MVRDV has completed transformation of a disused Dijon Mustard laboratory completed in 2004 into an innovative call centre with an education centre, incubator and social program. For MVRDV it represents an exemplary project: Transformation through reuse is one of the con...

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almere presents floriade 2022 plans

The city of Almere presents today its plans for the Floriade 2022 candidature. Almere is one of the four Dutch cities left in the race for the prestigious garden Expo which takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and it currently open in Venlo. The MVRDV pla...

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Construction start Pushed slab

Serge Grzybowski, CEO of Icade developers and Jérôme Coumet, mayor of the 13th Arondissement of Paris, laid the first stone for the MVRDV designed office building ‘Pushed Slab’ at the development zone ZAC Gare de Rungis. The building with a surface...

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Panels Glass Farm at printers

The glass panels of Schijndel's new Glass Farm are currently at the printers! They will be put in place from mid-August. The façade will be made of printed glass with the motive of a typical local farm but 1.6 times larger than life. The building ...

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vertical village art

vertical village art

Object inspired by MVRDV Vertical Village for sale at Hua Gallery London: Zhan Wang + MVRDV 'Jia Shan De Wu'

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XL Model of Ku-Be Frederiksberg

An XL model of the KU.BE project exhibited in front of the Danish Architecture Center DAC in Copenhagen as part of the current exhibition 'Show Me Your Model. DAC asked 15 Danish architecture practices to showcase their project models at different scales to inv...

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welcome to the vertical village exhibition seoul, korea

Welcome to the Vertical Village’ exhibition opened in Total Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul. In the exhibition visitors walk through a giant model of a possible Vertical Village to experience its spatial richness and three dimensionality. The show by MVRDV and the Why ...

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markthal experience open at day of architecture

Visit the Market Hall Rotterdam this Saturday, 23 June, on the Day of Architecture! Project architect Anton Wubben will explain the beginnings of the project, the design concept and what the Market Hall will give to Rotterdam. The first presentation is already fully boo...

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Baltyk Tower Poznan: first MVRDV project in Poland

Investment corporation Sophia Sp. z o.o. and MVRDV present the Baltyk Tower, to be realised in the Polish city of Poznan. The office tower with a total surface of 25.000 m² will be located at Rondo Kaponiera at the Western entrance to the historic city and will fea...

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MVRDV at london festival of architecture

Nolympics, an exhibition about unrealised Dutch Olympic projects, initiated by the Dutch Embassy in the UK as a contribution to the International Showcase during the London Festival of Architecture 2012, presents 2 projects by MVRDV. NYC2012 Olymic Village - NL...

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Exhibition 20 extended

Exhibition 20 extended

Due to an overwhelming demand, the MVRDV 20 exhibition will remain on display for the duration of the Hamburg architecture festival (German: Hamburger Architektursommer) which concludes on 31st August 2012 .  Visit ‘20’ at byUSM, Plan 6, Hamburg - Sunday closed...

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Exhibition MVRDV 20, Hamburg

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

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Market Hall to open September 2014

Rotterdams Market Hall will open its doors to the public in September 2014 according to Van Eesteren contractors who signed a 85,5 million Euro contract to complete the building above street level. The 4 levels of underground construction are currently being finalised b...

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roskilde rockmagneten funding secured

Good news: according to Danish newspaper Politiken funding is secured for Denmark's new rock museum in Roskilde! Doors will open in 2014. Besides the rock museum, the Rockmagneten complex will house the Roskilde Festival Folkschool and the Festival headquarters. ...

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making almere opens

making almere opens

'Making Almere' exhibition opened on Saturday. Creating the future masterplan of Almere Oosterwold and competing with your future neighbours is possible here. Play Oosterwold!

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small preview spijkenisse public library

This is just a teaser!Last Saturday we had the pre-opening party of the Spijkenisse library. Next week it will open its doors to the public, the grand opening will be in October. The building is surprising, we will post more images soon.

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constrution start glass farm schijndel, NL

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. Today Rembrand developers,...

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MVRDV shortlisted for Strasbourg mix use tower competition

MVRDV has been selected to mix use tower competition in Strasbourg against Guger, Sauerbruch Hutton, Anne Demians & Jacques Ferrier. The towers will be at a Presqu’île Malraux port redevelopment. Competition deadline is the 15th of May, completion is envisi...

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Exhibition: what will oslo be like?

The fast growing City of Oslo has registered a need for a new area and a general need for providing a better and more current organization and management of the overall land use in Oslo. It commissioned a plan which must accommodate growth up to 2030, on a sustainable m...

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