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Winy Maas
* Schijndel, Netherlands [Nederland], 1959
nationality: dutch
MVRDV
www.mvrdv.nl
Achterklooster 7
3011 RA  Rotterdam - Netherlands [Nederland]
Tel: +31.10.4772860
office@mvrdv.nl
Anken Air
5G/H, No.1 Building , No. 181
Lane 465 Zhen Ning Road
200050  Shanghai - China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá]
Tel: +86.21.6288.0609
china@mvrdv.com
SPACES Reaumur
124 Rue Réaumur
75002  Paris - France [France]
Tel: +33.(0)173062666
AWARDS
 
2015
Order of the Dutch Lion
2014
Rotterdam’s Marketing Award
for Markthal Rotterdam

The jury report mentions that “with the realisation of Markthal Rotterdam in the city centre something unique was created. In a short period this building has become an absolute must-see. Markthal received in the first weeks already one million visitors. Hundreds of positive publications about Markthal have been published in the national and international press. The project of which the two winners are figurehead has played an essential role in strengthening the reputation of the city and the brand of Rotterdam.”
2011
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
République française
BUILDINGS
 
2017 - 2022
Silhouette
Russia [Rossija] » Moscow [Moskva]
2017 - 2021
Radio Tower & Hotel
United States » New York - Manhattan
2013 - 2018
Urban Hybrid
Switzerland [Schweiz/Suisse] » Emmen
2015 - 2018
Paradise City
South Korea [Taehan Min'guk] » Incheon
2017 - 2018
Bulgari
Malaysia » Kuala Lumpur
2011 - 2017
Bałtyk Tower
Poland [Polska] » Poznań
2016
Crystal Houses
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amsterdam
2009 - 2014
Markthal
Netherlands [Nederland] » Rotterdam
2013 - 2014
The Couch
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amsterdam
2010 - 2014
Pushed Slab
France [France] » Paris
2013 - 2014
Museum Schiedam
Netherlands [Nederland] » Schiedam
2000 - 2012
De Glazen Boerderij
Netherlands [Nederland] » Schijndel
2012
Teletech Campus
France [France] » Dijon
2003 - 2012
Spijkenisse Book Mountain
Netherlands [Nederland] » Spijkenisse
2010
Balancing Barn
United Kingdom » Aldeburgh
2003 - 2005
Frøsilos
Denmark [Danmark] » Copenhagen [København]
2004
Spain [España] » Barcelona
1998 - 2004
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amsterdam
1998 - 2002
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amsterdam
1995 - 2002
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amsterdam
1998 - 2002
Netherlands [Nederland] » Rijswijk
1998 - 2001
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amsterdam
1997 - 2001
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amersfoort
1997 - 2000
Germany [Deutschland] » Hanover [Hannover]
2000
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amsterdam
1993 - 1997
Netherlands [Nederland] » Hilversum
1994 - 1997
Netherlands [Nederland] » Amsterdam
1995 - 1997
Netherlands [Nederland] » Utrecht
1994 - 1995
Netherlands [Nederland] » Ede
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
WRITINGS
BY THE ARCHITECT
Winy Maas, "Villa VPRO. MVRDV", AA Files 34, autumn 1997, pp. 18-23
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THE ARCHITECT IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Under Tomorrow's Sky
Directed by
Jan Louter
Nationality
Netherlands
Year of production
2021
Cast
Winy Maas
Architect's role
Protagonist
Under Tomorrow's Sky, Winy Maas, Jan LouterIn his latest documentary, filmmaker Jan Louter follows architect, landscape architect, and urban planner Winy Maas for two years. The film has become an intimate look at a person who works passionately to create the city of the future – through buildings and urban plans all over the world, as well as through investigations with students and researchers. The director flew around the world in the wake of the co-founder of MVRDV and director of The Why Factory, and was given access to usually private meetings with clients, design teams, and students during their research. Under Tomorrow's Sky is a candid, open-hearted documentary about the highs and lows of the profession, the broad and the narrow, the visionary and the practical, and shows the architect as he is rarely seen. “You can't practice this profession without optimism”, says Maas. “For me, designing is not a job but a way of life.”

Under Tomorrow's Sky, Winy Maas, Jan LouterUnder Tomorrow's Sky follows Winy Maas through his many daily activities, from working on MVRDV projects to meetings with students from The Why Factory, the think tank he founded at TU Delft. Director Jan Louter travels with Maas to Korea and China, among other places, and visits the construction sites of the geologically inspired apartment building Valley located in Amsterdam Zuidas and the first publicly accessible art depot in the world the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam – both buildings that made headlines around the world long before they opened.

The viewer is treated to glamourous building openings such as that of the Imprint nightclub in Seoul, in the presence of celebrities like the American artist Jeff Koons. The film also shows the “raw” side of the profession, from consultations with students to client presentations and internal meetings; the obstacles and the tough negotiations that are sometimes necessary to get innovative designs realised.

Under Tomorrow's Sky shows above all the passion and enthusiasm of Maas, who sees it as his mission to design better cities for the future. “If you understand that the world population will grow by another 2 billion people by 2050, and the same again by 2100, and that most people will live in cities, you see we must take to the skies and develop innovative forms of high-rise buildings in which people can live and work comfortably”, he says. “One of my dreams is to gain momentum with the Vertical Village concept we studied at The Why Factory and MVRDV, stacked houses connected by bridges and plazas. This allows you to create a park, a childcare centre, a café, and workplaces at a height of 100 meters. That's what the urbanism of the future should look like.”

Under Tomorrow's Sky, Winy Maas, Jan Louter

Jan Louter (born 1954) is a creator and director of independent documentaries for television and cinema that are both visual and conceptual as well as imaginative and challenging. He has realised about 35 documentaries in total, portraying many writers and artists, but is equally interested in social issues. Jan Louter's work is shown on television and at international film festivals. His documentaries have won several awards, twice receiving a special mention from the AIF jury in Los Angeles for A Sad Flower in the Sand, about the American writer John Fante, and The Last Days of Shishmaref, about the first climate refugees.
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INTERVIEWS
 
 
Alessandra Orlandoni, "Intervista a/Interview with Winy Maas. MVRDV", The Plan 13, marzo-aprile/march-april 2006, "Kaleidoscope" pp. 147-154
 
 
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