MVRDV - Vertical Village by MVRDV 'the most interesting architectural exhibition at the IBA'

Vertical Village by MVRDV 'the most interesting architectural exhibition at the IBA'

Today the last elements of MVRDV’s Vertical Village Exhibition, which ran from August 1st to September 29th at the Hamburg Museum as part of the Hamburg International Building Exhibition (IBA), returned to the office in Rotterdam. The diversity of the exhibition’s contents made it a challenge to organize the logistics of the break down, sending various objects and models and parts all over the world, all marked FRAGILE! Some of the models returned to the office, along with the modular Vertical Village sculpture created specially for the exhibition by SixInch. The furniture now adorns MVRDV's office, adding colour to it and creating convenient new meeting areas. The Vertical Village exhibition itself was an resounding success, and the key event of the IBA Hamburg calendar this summer. Der Spiegel called it ‘the starting point of how people want to live and stay in the new huge cities of Asia’. Die Welt suggested it was an ‘imaginative alternative to monotonous urbanity’, with the Hamburger Abendblatt saying it was ‘the most interesting architectural exhibition at the IBA’.