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MVRDV
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Practice information
FoundersWiny Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
Founded1993 (1993)
LocationRotterdam
Significant works and honors
BuildingsHannover World Exhibition Expo 2000 Dutch Pavilion, Silodam Housing, Market Hall Rotterdam
Website
Official website
Mirador building (Madrid, Spain, 2005)

MVRDV is a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based architecture and urban design practice founded in 1993.[1] The name is an acronym for the founding members: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries.

Currently the office is one of the most successful architectural practices in the Netherlands with offices also located in Shanghai and Paris with about 250 employees in total.[2] Their architectural practice is known for their innovative and experimental designs, with a willingness for risk-taking and irony, which made them internationally known quite fast.[2] The office's agenda includes a wide field of activities, ranging from a pragmatic approach to theoretical research, writings and exhibitions.[3]

History[edit]

Maas and Van Rijs worked at OMA, De Vries at Mecanoo before starting MVRDV.[4]

The trio studied architecture together at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands and won the "Europan 2" competition with their project "Berlinvoids" in 1991 before founding MVRDV two years later.[5]

The firm's first commission was the new offices for the public broadcasting corporation VPRO in Hilversum, the Netherlands (1993–1997). Other built works include the Wozoco housing in Amsterdam (1994–1997)[6] and the Dutch Pavilion at the Hannover World Exhibition Expo 2000 (1997–2000).[7] These were followed by a business park 'Flight Forum' in Eindhoven, Gemini Residence silo conversion in Copenhagen, the Silodam Housing complex in Amsterdam, the Matsudai Cultural Centre in Japan, Unterföhring office campus near Munich, the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam, an urban plan and housing in The Hague Ypenburg, the rooftop – housing extension Didden Village in Rotterdam, the cultural Centre De Effenaar in Eindhoven, the boutique shopping building Gyre in Tokyo, Veldhoven's Maxima Medical Centre and the iconic Mirador housing estate in Madrid. Recently completed projects include a public library in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands, a shopping center in Schijndel, the Netherlands, a bank headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and most recently a public market hall, combining housing and shopping into a monument arch, in Rotterdam.

Current projects in progress or on site include various housing projects in the Netherlands, China, France, India, the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries, a sustainable office building in Paris, a central business district in Shanghai, an office tower in Poznań, a museum of rock music and a community cultural centre in Roskilde and Frederiksberg respectively, large scale urban masterplans in Oslo, Bordeaux and Caen, an entire new eco-city in Logrono, Spain, a structural development vision for Dutch New Town Almere, the masterplan for the Floriade (Netherlands) Horticultural Expo 2022, also in Almere, and a research masterplan into the future of greater Paris which was commissioned by French president Nicolas Sarkozy[8] and the mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoë.[citation needed]

MRVDV also maintains a research-oriented project called "The Why Factory", which is described by them as an "independent think-tank and research institute". It is run together with the Delft University of Technology.[9]

Influences[edit]

With Maas and Van Rijs working at OMA and de Vries working at Mecanoo before starting MVRDV, it is quite comprehensible to name these offices as main influences, especially in their early years. In an interview, Winy Maas names Rem Koolhaas as one of the most important people that he has worked with and for. He describes parts of his work as intellectual responses to Koolhaas questions.[10] OMA and MVRDV share a couple of common features, starting with the positioning of the architect in their draft process. Projects are treated as collaborative efforts and the architect becomes a catalyst.[11]"If the notion of creation is still present in their discourse, it is more than a co-creation or synergie between all the parties than as the exclusive vision or synthesis of an architect."[12] The general concept of densification in the urban context is a topic Rem Koolhaas focuses heavily on in his book "Delirious New York",[13] which also constitutes a major part of MVRDV's research for instance in their publication "FARMAX".Through these conceptual overlaps the projects of the two offices show in some cases even strong formal accordances, as in the case of the VPRO Building and the Educatorium.[14]"The design process of MVRDV and their work is similar to that of OMA, but they are far more concerned with writing in a factual and informative way. Koolhaas's writings are usually abstract critiques of society, MVRDV is far more concerned with the actual problems that plague society, urbanity, and humanity."[15]

Natalie de Vries was the project leader for one of Mecanoo´s projects at the time, where she could gain experience of the real architecture practise.[16] Another factor that supported the founding of MVRDV was the general building situation in the Netherlands that was supportive of young architects. This led to all three receiving a grant from the Dutch government which helped them start their own office.[16]

Architectural Language[edit]

The variety of design choices shows that MVRDV is not to develop a specific style of architecture, but to provide and develop different methods in designing architecture and urban space. Projects are developed by interdisciplinary teams that test different possibilities rather than designing "top-down". Over the years, this strategy led to the development of an architectural language that helps in explaining design choices to others.[17]

In the exhibition "Architecture speaks" – The Language of MVRDV, the office presents four of the words used in the language that describes their work. The exhibition was shown in the "aut", the centre for architecture in Tyrol, in Innsbruck, Austria and was curated by Natalie de Vries.[2]

  • "stack": This refers to the ever growing demand in space as well as the approach to stack and connect functions vertically, to create a three-dimensional space. This method came into use for the "Berlinvoids" design, where the office saw an opportunity to renew the standard way to deal with densification.[17]
  • "pixel": The term "pixel" deals with the boundaries of space and provides the smallest unit in an agglomeration of units. It was initially developed as a measuring tool for the offices software "The Function mixer" and transformed into a flexible form that is adapted to the needs of its function.[17]
  • "village": With the manifestation of the term village, MVRDV takes the next step into not only wanting to develop the immediate building but also the context. They use the "village" to be an example for ideal homes and neighbourhoods that can work as a basis for "healthy community-making"(DeVries, 2019).[17]
  • "activator": Spaces that engage social interaction are referred to as "activators". These projects provide structures that exceed habitable use, being descriptive of the social interaction process rather than the formalistic character of the structure itself.[17]

Projects (selection)[edit]

Villa VPRO, Hilversum, Netherlands (1993–1997)[edit]

Main article: Villa VPRO

Silodam Housing complex, Amsterdam (1995–2003)[edit]

The Silodam Housing complex unites 157 units that are used for housing, offices and work spaces, as well as room for commercial and overall public use.[18] The complex is  grouped into four to eight units from the same house type that can be recognised in the facade. These housing types come from four different clients: a housing developer, a housing corporation, a developer of workspaces and the city of Amsterdam.[14] From the outside, the complex resembles a containership.[19] These containers also provide different types of housing for different types of (financial) background.[19] To match these varieties, the depth and height of the blocks can vary from 5–15 meters in width as well as 2,80m to 3,60m in height. To strengthen the symbolic image of a containership, there is also a harbour underneath the complex, that connects the different "neighbourhoods".

Dutch Pavilion at the Hannover World Exhibition Expo 2000 (1997–2000)[edit]

The Dutch Pavilion is one of the buildings that helped the office to international recognition.[20] The 50m high structure does not have a facade, but consists of several floor levels stacked on top of each other. By taking the assigned floor area for the pavilion and stacking said space, MVRDV wanted to contribute to the dutch history of taking land from the sea and eventually giving it back by expanding vertically. Through dividing and stacking the floorspace, energy can be saved, existing nature can be preserved and there is more space for cultural manifestations.[14] As of July 2020 there are plans to revisit the project and convert it into an office building as well as adding student housing and parking to the structure.[21]

Hagen Island, Ypenburg, Netherlands (2000–2003)[edit]

The Hagen Island is a part of the bigger residential housing project "Ypenburg" in Ypenburg, outside the borders of Den Haag. Being a "randstad", the city of Ypenburg consists of monocultural suburban structures.[20] The whole area consists of 37 different "macroblocks".[22] Hagen Island is a pedestrian island with only one motorized street circling the island. The plots are divided into four rows of houses, that are broken up from linearity. This generates a series of exterior spaces that differ in appearance and use.[20] The whole area is connected through small paths that access the houses as well as two communal spaces in the middle of the island.[20] The 119 units are designed very simply in six different facade types and do not have a cellar, which is a result of the tight budget, as well as giving the future inhabitants space to reinterpret their homes.[22] The houses are intentionally built void of detail to reduce cost and also strengthen the archetypical appearance. With this design, the office did not want architecture to be the main focus, but the spaces in between that define the neighbourhood.The whole project was also an answer to the ideal approach of homeowning and planned out to be almost a caricature of said ideal.[20]

Market Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2009–2014)[edit]

The Market Hall in Rotterdam is a mixed-use building that unites privately developed apartments with a public space. The public space houses a central market hall during the day and a series of restaurants on the lower levels in the evening as well as further public uses as shops and parking. The inner facade of the Market Hall is covered with a large mural covering the entire inner space. The artwork "Cornucopia" by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam shows large images of food products that reference the Dutch still-image paintings of the 17th century. To protect the inner space of the arch from the weather, but still provide the open character the architects intended, the facade is made of single-glazed glass panels that form a cable-net facade, which is the largest of its kind in Europe.[23]

Traumhaus Funari, Mannheim, Germany (2015–?)[edit]

In cooperation with the prefabricated house company "Traumhaus", MVRDV developed a village structure on the site of the former US army barracks Benjamin Franklin. Their approach in this design is to redefine suburban living.[24] The fully pedestrianised village is pre-planned out of a catalogue of housing and garden modules that match a certain resident type. This is meant to cause diversity and avoid gentrification of the area.[25] Out of the 127 pre-planned houses, potential buyers can choose one that matches their lifestyle and needs.[26]

List of projects[edit]

Architecture[27][edit]

  • Silicon Hill
  • Long Tan Park
  • Toptani Shopping
  • Donau City Slab
  • Villa Hunting
  • Logrono Cubes
  • Next Gene
  • Singapore Westwood
  • Groot Bentveld
  • Gangnam Hills
  • Green Haussmann
  • Syke Synergy
  • Schielandhuis
  • Transitlager Reloaded
  • Shenzen Cultural District
  • Jin Lin Tower
  • Schinkelplatz Office
  • Vancouver Kingsway
  • Peruri 88
  • Dragonback Vineyard
  • Klekovaca Tourist Centre
  • Y House
  • Ilot Caravane
  • Xili Sports and Cultural Centre
  • Tripolis Park
  • Green Villa
  • Potsdam Kreativ Quartier3
  • Rockmagneten
  • La Grande Mosaique
  • Urban Hybrid
  • Turm Mit Taille
  • Fabryczna Offices
  • La Vallée Verte
  • The Milestone
  • Buitenplaats Koningsweg
  • The Sax
  • Expo Pavilion 2.0
  • Zhanjiang Future Park
  • Magasin 113
  • Dawn Bridge
  • The Modernist
  • Vanke 3D City
  • Bastide Niel
  • Lyon Part-Dieu
  • Radio Tower&Hotel
  • Ilot Queyries
  • Hafenspitze
  • Valley
  • Grotius Towers
  • Ilot de l´Octroi
  • Downton One Tirana
  • Hamburg Innovation Port
  • Niew Bergen
  • Tainan Market
  • Pixel
  • RED7
  • Mission Rock
  • Glass Mural
  • If Factory
  • MVRDV House
  • Library Quarter
  • WoZoCo
  • Arnhem Lodge
  • Otterlo Lodge
  • Hoenderloo Lodge
  • NTR Headquarters
  • Double House Utrecht
  • Silodam
  • Borneo 18
  • Borneo 12
  • Calveen
  • De Effenaar
  • Watervillas
  • Patio Island
  • Ypenburg
  • Hagen Island
  • Flight Forum
  • Studio Thonik
  • Pyjama Garden
  • lloyd Hotel
  • Parkrand
  • Westerdok
  • UVP Munich
  • Frosilo
  • Matsudai Centre
  • Celosia
  • Mirador
  • Didden Village
  • Barcode House
  • Haus am Hang
  • New Manor
  • Book Mountain
  • Bjorvika Barcode
  • DNB House
  • Leiria Bridges
  • Glass Farm
  • Nanjing Arts Zone
  • TEDA Urban Fabric
  • Le Monolithe
  • Cancer Centre
  • Gyre
  • Balancing Barn
  • The Why Factory Tribune
  • Salt
  • Pushed Slab
  • Future Towers
  • Baltyk
  • Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement
  • Ragnarock
  • Roskilde Festival Hojskole
  • Chungha building
  • Chongwenmen M.CUBE
  • Hongqiao CBD
  • Hongqiao Flower Building
  • Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • Crystal Houses
  • Sky Vault Penthouse
  • Tianjin Binhai Library
  • WERK12
  • Casa Kwantes
  • The Imprint
  • Bulgari Kuala Lumpur
  • Bvulgari Bangkok
  • Groos Rotterdam
  • Etam Paris
  • Concordia Design Wroclaw
  • Villa Stardust
  • Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

Urbanism[28][edit]

  • China Hills
  • NL28 Olympic Fire
  • MVRDVH20
  • Freeland @ the Biennale
  • KM3 Shanghai
  • Montceau-les-Mines
  • The Rose Window
  • Skycar City
  • Stadt Land Schweiz
  • Tirana Rocks
  • Lagoon City
  • Shenzen Super Window
  • Citta Sospesa
  • Montecorvo Eco-City
  • Scanderberg Square
  • Gwanggyo Power Centre
  • Shenzen 3D Street
  • Tegel Fields
  • Jardin de Descartes
  • A101 Urban Block
  • Shanghai Post Expo
  • Oslo le Grand
  • Mattilaniemi Campus
  • The Gardens of Zaryadye
  • Serp & Molot Factory
  • Assen Station
  • Government Quarter Oslo
  • Green Rail Corridor
  • Holland Village
  • Papiroen
  • Bagneux
  • Super Walk
  • Shenzen Super Streets
  • Volta Nord
  • Werkstadt Grasbrook
  • The Waeves
  • The Sun Flower Islands
  • Huanggang Grid
  • Chengdu Sky Valley
  • The Grand Blend
  • Beyond Lux(e), Towards Ecotopia
  • De Nieuw Kuip
  • North Sea Wind Park
  • Pampus Harbour
  • Almere Hout
  • XinJin Water City
  • Olympia Quarter
  • New Holland Island
  • Shenzen Cultural District
  • Westerpark West
  • The Next Hutong
  • Feldmoching
  • Supervision of Eindhoven City Centre
  • Barapullah Springs
  • Potsdam Kreativ Quartier3
  • The Hague Canals
  • Kralingse Berg
  • Almere 2030
  • Grand Paris
  • Basel Rheincity
  • La Grande Mosaique
  • Franklin Mitte
  • Urban Interactive District
  • Traumhaus Funari
  • (Y)our City Centre
  • Hyde Park
  • Young City Gdansk
  • Dawn Bridge
  • Resilient by Design
  • Versterking Overschild
  • Ettlinger Tor Karlsruhe
  • Bastide Niel
  • Almere Oosterwold
  • Almere Floriade 2022
  • Nieuw Leyden
  • Flight Forum
  • UPV Munich
  • Bjorvika Barcode
  • TEDA Urban Fabric
  • Hongqiao CBD
  • Seoullo 7017 Skygarden
  • Salón Verde

Housing[29][edit]

  • Vertical Village Seoul
  • Vertical Village Taipei
  • Sluishuis
  • NYC 2012 Olympics
  • Fiera di Milano
  • Kampen Floodplains
  • New Orleans Lower 9th
  • Montecorvo Eco-City
  • A101 Urban Block
  • Chaise Urbaine
  • Tanger Multiplex
  • Folie Richter
  • Holland Village
  • Bagneux
  • Qianhai Cast
  • Werkstatt Grasbrook
  • Gdynia Park Towers
  • Wiener Weite
  • Long Tan Park
  • Torre Huerta Sociopolis
  • Villa Hunting
  • Homerus Quarter
  • Singapore Westwood
  • Gangnam Hills
  • Green Haussmann
  • Transitlager Reloaded
  • JinLin Tower
  • Peruri 88
  • Highline Tower Study
  • Westerpark West
  • Y House
  • Feldmoching
  • Green Villa
  • Urban Hybrid
  • Urban Interactive District
  • Traumhaus Funari
  • La Vallée Verte
  • Expo Pavilion 2.0
  • Hyde Park
  • Ettlinger Tor Karlsruhe
  • Flores Tower Facade
  • Ilot Queyries
  • Valley
  • Ilot de l´Octroi
  • Downtown One Tirana
  • Nieuw Bergen
  • Pixel
  • RED7
  • Library Quarter
  • WoZoCo
  • Double  House Utrecht
  • Silodam
  • Borneo 18
  • Borneo 12
  • Nieuw Leyden
  • Hagen Island
  • Watervillas
  • Patio Island
  • Ypenburg
  • Parkrand
  • Westerdok
  • Frosilo
  • Celosia
  • Mirador
  • Didden Village
  • Barcode House
  • Haus am Hang
  • TEDA Urban Fabric
  • Balancing Barn
  • Future Towers
  • Roskilde Festival Hojskole
  • Casa Kwantes
  • Villa Stardust

Leisure[30][edit]

  • Serpentine Pavilion
  • Boijmans Art Depot
  • Taipei Performing Arts Centre
  • Glass Museum
  • Nature Centre
  • China Comic&Animation Museum
  • NL28 Olympic Fire
  • Anyang Peak
  • Design Society Shenzen
  • Breda Photo Festival
  • Sloterpark Pool
  • Busan City Sofa
  • Lagoon City
  • Wembley Casino Hotel
  • Motorcity Alcaniz
  • Seoul Fashion Valleys
  • Dongli Pool
  • Museum Bergen
  • Flowerbed Motel
  • Maquinnext
  • Dierenpark Theatre
  • Tanger Multiplex
  • Zoo Maubeuge
  • Doha Viewing Tower
  • The Gardens of Zaryadye
  • Theater aan de Parade
  • Holland Village
  • Taoyuan Museum of Art
  • The Stack
  • Theater aan de Parade – Lantern
  • Paris Olympic Aquatic Centre
  • The Weaves
  • Mainau 2040
  • Klekovaca Tourist Centre
  • Xili Sports and Cultural Centre
  • Postdam Kreativ Quartier3
  • Urban Interactive District
  • Buitenplaats Koningsweg
  • Zhangjiang Future Park
  • Hyde
  • Lyon Part-Dieu
  • Radio Tower & Hotel
  • De Effenaar
  • Matsudai Centre
  • Leiria Bridges
  • Gyre
  • Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement
  • Ragnarock
  • The Couch
  • Chungha Building
  • Chongwenmen M.CUBE
  • Crystal Houses
  • The Imprint
  • Tainan Spring
  • Gwangju Folly
  • Bulgari Kuala Lumpur
  • Bvulgari Bangkok
  • NIO House Chongqing
  • Marble Arch Mound

Mixed Use[31][edit]

  • Coberco Melkhal
  • Rotterdam Airport
  • Tirana Rocks
  • Music Quarter
  • Wembley Casino Hotel
  • Apraksin Dvor
  • Rodovre Sky Village
  • Gwanggyo Power Centre
  • La Grande Gallerie
  • Museum Bergen
  • The Lifted Village
  • Netherlands Supreme Court
  • Paris Tribune – Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Maquinnext
  • Chaise Urbaine
  • Tanger Multiplex
  • Noordgebouw
  • Only Love
  • Les Belvédères
  • Koningin Julianaplein
  • Holland Village
  • Ijburg Agora
  • The Stack
  • Shenzen Super Streets
  • Qianhai Cast
  • The Sun Flower Islands
  • Hybrid House Hamburg
  • Huanggang Grid
  • Gdynia Park Towers
  • The Grand Blend
  • Toptani Shopping
  • Transitlager Reloaded
  • Peruri 88
  • Klekovaca Tourist Centre
  • The Next Hutong
  • Barapullah Springs
  • Rockmagneten
  • Fabcryzna Offices
  • The Milestone
  • The Sax
  • Magasin 113
  • The Modernist
  • Vanke 3d City
  • Ettlinger Tor Karlsruhe
  • Flores Tower Facade
  • Gaité Montparnasse
  • Radio Tower & Hotel
  • Valley
  • Grotius Towers
  • Ilot de l´Octroi
  • Downtown One Tirana
  • Nieuw Bergen
  • RED7
  • Mission Rock
  • Silodam
  • Bjorvika Barcode
  • Nanjing Arts Zone
  • TEDA Urban Fabrics
  • Le Monolithe
  • Future Towers
  • Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement

Culture[32][edit]

  • Eyebeam Institute
  • Serpentine Pavilion
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Boijmans Art Depot
  • Chengdu Centre for the Arts
  • Taipei Performing Arts Centre
  • Glass Museum
  • Vertical Village
  • China Comic & Animation Museum
  • The Hungry Box
  • Porous City Lego Towers
  • MVRDV Haus Berlin
  • Bi-City Biennale 2017
  • Vertical Village Taipei
  • Freeland @ the Biennale
  • 20 years of MVRDV
  • Dutch Design Week: The Future City is wonderful
  • Vertical Village Seoul
  • Vertical Village IBA
  • Hola Holanda
  • Design Society Shenzen
  • Marmomacc RevealRox
  • BredaPhoto Festival
  • Architecture Speaks: The Language of MVRDV
  • Oslo Opera
  • Brabant Library
  • Musee Pinault
  • Busan City Sofa
  • Music Quarter
  • Philharmonie de Paris
  • Seoul Fashion Valleys
  • Gwanggyo Power Centre
  • Mirador Palmeral
  • Museum Bergen
  • The Water Cube
  • Dierenpark Theatre
  • Yenikapi Archaeo Park
  • Doha Viewing Tower
  • Theater aan de Parade
  • Cultural Cluster Zaanstad
  • Taoyuan Museum of Art
  • Theater aan de Parade – Lantern
  • National Pulse Memorial and Museum
  • Mainau 2040
  • New Holland Island
  • Schielandshuis
  • Shenzen Cultural District
  • Jaarbeus Utrecht
  • Xili Sports and Cultural Centre
  • Rockmagneten
  • Buitenplaats Koningsweg
  • Zhangjiang Future Park
  • Magasin 113
  • The Pyramid of Tirana
  • De Effenaar
  • Matsudai Centre
  • Book Mountain
  • Glass Farm
  • Nanjing Arts Zone
  • Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement
  • Ragnarock
  • Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • Tianjin Binhai Library
  • The Imprint
  • Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

Public[33][edit]

  • Eyebeam Institute
  • Serpentine Pavilion
  • Boijmans Art Depot
  • Chengdu Centre for the Arts
  • Glass Museum
  • Zhejiang University
  • SeaSaw
  • China Comic & Animation Museum
  • MVRDVH20
  • NL28 Olympic Fire
  • House of Clothing
  • KM3 Shanghai
  • Anyang Peak
  • Back to the Roots
  • Hola Holanda
  • Marmomacc RevealRox
  • BredaPhoto Festival
  • Architecture Speaks: The Language of MVRDV
  • Montceau-les-mines
  • Skycar City
  • Oslo Opera
  • Brabant Library
  • Musee Pinault
  • Sluishuis
  • NYC 2012 Olympics
  • Philharmonie de Paris
  • Dongli Pool
  • Apraksin Dvor
  • Citta Sospesa
  • Scanderberg Square
  • Hangzhou Railway Station
  • Mirador Palmeral
  • The Water Cube
  • Hongkong Campus
  • Natural Neighbourhood
  • A Coruna Station
  • Zoo Maubeuge
  • Doha Viewing Tower
  • Theater aan de Parade
  • Koningin Julianaplein
  • Smart School
  • Taoyuan Library
  • Shiphol Airport Terminal Area A
  • Taoyuan Museum of Art
  • Superwalk
  • Theater aan de Parade – Lantern
  • Paris Olympic Aquatic Centre
  • National Pulse Memorial and Museum
  • Werkstadt Grasbrook
  • Mainau 2040
  • De Nieuwe Kuip
  • New Holland Island
  • Schielandshuis
  • Highline Tower Study
  • Xili Sports and Cultural Centre
  • Barapullah Springs
  • The Hague Canals
  • Kralingse Berg
  • Urban Interactive District
  • (Y)our City Centre
  • Zhangjiang Future Park
  • Ettlinger Tor Karlsruhe
  • Lyon Part-Dieu
  • Tainan Market
  • Arnhem Lodge
  • Otterlo Lodge
  • Hoenderloo Lodge
  • De Effenaar
  • Pyjama Garden
  • Matsudai Centre
  • Book Mountain
  • Bjorvika Barcode
  • Leiria Bridges
  • Le Monolithe
  • Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement
  • The Couch
  • Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • Tianjin Binhai Library
  • Seoullo 7017 Skygarden
  • Gwangju Folly
  • The Stairs to Kriterion
  • Salón Verde
  • Marble Arch Hill
  • Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

Sustainability[34][edit]

  • House of Clothing
  • MVRDV20
  • Architecture Speaks: The Language of MVRDV
  • Matrix 1
  • Stadt Land Schweiz
  • Montecorvo Eco-City
  • Rodovre Sky Village
  • Gwanggyo Power Centre
  • Galije Resort
  • Lille Lycée Hotelier
  • Zoo Maubeuge
  • The Coral Tower
  • Les Belvédères
  • Government Quarters Oslo
  • Schiphol Airport Terminal Area A
  • Bagneux
  • Shenzen Super Streets
  • GIZ Campus Eschborn
  • The Sun Flower Islands
  • Huanggang Grid
  • Chengdu Sky Valley
  • Gdynia Park Towers
  • Beyond Lux(e), Towards Ecotopia
  • Pig City
  • Torre Huerta Sociopolis
  • North Sea Wind Park
  • XinJin Water City
  • Gangnam Hills
  • Vancouver Kingsway
  • Barapullah Springs
  • Green Villa
  • Almere 2030
  • Grand Paris
  • La Grande Mosaique
  • Traumhaus Funari
  • (Y)our City Centre
  • La Vallée Verte
  • Expo Pavilion 2.0
  • Hyde Park
  • Resilient by Design
  • Versterking Overschild
  • Almere Oosterworld
  • Almere Floriade 2022
  • Nieuw Leyden
  • Book Mountain
  • Bjorvika Barcode
  • Le Monolithe
  • Pushed Slab
  • Hongqiao Flower Building
  • Tainan Spring
  • Salón Verde

Awards (selection)[5][35][edit]

  • 2001: The Dutch pavilion Expo 2000 in Hannover is selected for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2001: Nomination for the Dutch Pavilion for the World Architecture Awards as one of the five best buildings in the Northern area
  • 2002: NAI prize 2002 (Netherlands Architecture Institute) Rotterdam for Hagen Island, Ypenburg
  • 2003: Amsterdam Prize for the Arts
  • 2004: Amsterdam Prize for the Arts 2003 – awarded for complete work
  • 2009: Winy Maas appointed honorable member of the American Institute of Architects
  • 2012: A&W Architect of the Year
  • 2013: Red Dot Design Award (for Book Mountain, Spijkenisse)
  • 2014: Nomination European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2014 – Markthal, Rotterdam and Glass Farm, Schijndel, NL
  • 2016: Glass Innovation Award (for Crystal Houses, Amsterdam)
  • 2017: Best Building for 2017 – Polska Architektura XXL 2017 prize (for Baltyk, Poznán)
  • 2017: Prix Versailles 2017 (Special Prize for Crystal Houses, Amsterdam)
  • 2018: German Design Award 2018 – Excellent Communications Design Architecture category – Ragnarock, Roskilde, DK
  • 2018: Architizer A+ Award – Firm of the Year 2018 and Jury-Award (for Baltyk, Poznán)
  • 2019: ArchDaily Building of the Year 2019 (for Future Towers, Pune)
  • 2020: Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) 2019 – Public Award for Installation "City and the Sky Above"
  • 2021: EU Mies Award 2022 – Nomination WERK12, Munich, DE

Criticism[edit]

Since the office made its way to be a major player in the architectural industry, critical voices started to rise as well. One of the claims could be described as an adaptation to the contemporary commercial trends. According to Mark Minkjan's article the renderings of the "Valley", a project located in an emerging business district of Amsterdam, are deceptive commercial images that palliate the future realised building.[36] Furthermore, he accuses the office of greenwashing, by the unrealistic illustration of rooftop gardens and terraces, which is used as a coverup of the CO2 emissions of the building construction.[36] Generally speaking he claims that architects nowadays serve oftentimes as makeup artists of sales pitches, or producers of visual pleasing "Eye-Candies'' and gives an example of these developments by MVRDV’s architectural representation of the "Valley".[36]

MVRDV's design of the Marble Arch Mound is strongly criticised [37] and said to be pointless, a massive waste of time and material,[38] a pile of rubble,[39] and London’s worst attraction.[40]

Research[edit]

The Why Factory[edit]

The Why Factory is a co operational research institute of the Delft University led by professor Winy Maas.[41] Its research revolves around analysing urban developments and providing possible future scenarios for future cities and societies.[41] Particular focus is put on  opening up the discurse to the public through exhibitions, workshops, publications and panel discussions.[41] The 2007 founded Institute provides an experimental outlook on the urban landscape of the future by exploring imaginary narratives and their interlinked new social contexts.[42] To develop these scenarios further the Why factory uses also computational design tool for analysing and generating these concepts.[43]

This List shows the research projects of MVRDV.[44]

  • Gwangju Folly
  • Crystal Houses
  • Almere Oosterworld
  • Grand Paris
  • Almere 2030
  • Airbus UAM
  • Pampus Harbour
  • North Sea Wind Park
  • Pig City
  • The NEXT ITMO
  • Oslo Le Grand
  • Stadt Land Schweiz
  • Skycar City
  • Metacity/Datatown
  • Myst Light Fixture
  • The Why Factory
  • Architecture Speaks: The Language of MVRDV
  • Infinity Kitchen
  • Vertical Village IBA
  • Vertical Village Seoul
  • House of Clothing
  • NL28 Olympic Fire
  • Freeland @ the Biennale
  • Vertical City Taipei
  • Bi-City Biennale 2017
  • MVRDV Haus Berlin
  • Porous City Lego Towers
  • The Hungry Box
  • MVRDVH20
  • China Hills

Publications[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Farmax: Excursions on Density. 010 Publishers, 2006. ISBN 9789064505874
  • KM3: Excursions on Capacities. Actar, 1999. ISBN 9788495951854
  • Reading MVRDV. NAi Publishers, 2003. ISBN 9789056622879
  • Gonzalo Herrero Delicado. Mirador Building, Madrid, Spain: MVRDV and Blanca Lleó 2005. – Galinsky, 2006
  • Frey, Darcy "Crowded House" – The New York Times Magazine, June 8, 2008

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  3. ^ "LA CIUDAD BAJO LAS FORMAS DEL ARTE Y LOS CROQUIS URBANOS", Imaginarios, el asombro social, Universidad del Externado de Colombia, pp. 170–179, 2015-07-06, doi:10.2307/j.ctv13vdfkh.13, ISBN 978-958-772-306-9, retrieved 2021-05-21
  4. ^ Orlandoni, Alessandra: "Interview with Winy Maas" – The Plan 013, March 2006, retrieved 4 September 2010
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  6. ^ "MVRDV – WoZoCo". Retrieved 2020-02-10.
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  8. ^ Agnès Poirier: Architects reveal plans to redesign Paris, in The Guardian, 13 March 2009, retrieved 4 September 2010
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  12. ^ publishers and editors, Fernando Márquez Cecilia and Richard Levene (2014). MVRDV : 2003–2014. Ciudad evolutiva = evolutionary city. Madrid. ISBN 978-84-88386-81-6. OCLC 884463993.
  13. ^ author., Koolhaas, Rem (July 2014). Delirious new york : a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan. ISBN 978-1-58093-410-7. OCLC 881684136.
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