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MVRDV
MVRDV
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
Team makeup for the building:
Expo' 2000 - Netherlands Pavilion
Winy Maas

* Schijndel, Netherlands [Nederland], 1959
nationality: dutch
Jacob van Rijs

* Amsterdam, Netherlands [Nederland], 1964
nationality: dutch
Nathalie de Vries

* Appingedam, Netherlands [Nederland], 1965
nationality: dutch
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
 
 
MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1992 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A research based and highly collaborative design method engages experts from all fields, clients and stakeholders in the creative process. The results are exemplary and outspoken buildings, urban plans, studies and objects, which enable our cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future.

Early projects such as the headquarters for the Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO and housing for elderly WoZoCo in Amsterdam lead to international acclaim making MVRDV a globally operating office.

MVRDV develops its work in a conceptual way, the changing condition is visualised and discussed through designs, sometimes literally through the design and construction of a diagram. The office continually pursues its fascination and methodical research on density using a method of shaping space through complex amounts of data that accompany contemporary building and design processes.

MVRDV first published a cross section of study results in FARMAX (1998), followed by a.o. MetaCity/Datatown (1999), Costa Iberica (2000), Regionmaker (2002), 5 Minutes City (2003), KM3 (2005), Spacefighter (2007), Sky Car City (2007) and more recently Agendas on Urbanism (2012). MVRDV deals with global ecological issues in large scale studies such as Pig City and China Hills as well as in small pragmatic solutions for devastated areas of New Orleans.

Current projects include various housing and mix use projects in the Netherlands, Spain, China, France, Poland, the USA, India, Korea and other countries, a bank headquarter in Oslo, Norway, a public library for Spijkenisse , Netherlands, a central market hall for Rotterdam, a culture plaza in Nanjing, China, large scale urban plans include a plan for an eco-city in Logroño, Spain, an urban vision for Oslo or the doubling in size of Almere, Netherlands and Bastide Niel, a city centre extension for Bordeaux, France.

The work of MVRDV is exhibited and published world wide and receives international awards. The 75 architects, designers and staff members conceive projects in a multi-disciplinary collaborative design process and apply highest technological and sustainable standards.

Together with Delft University of Technology MVRDV runs The Why Factory, an independent think tank and research institute providing argument for architecture and urbanism by envisioning the city of the future.
AWARDS
 
2017
Gazellen Award
Het Financieele Dagblad (FD)
2012
A&W Architeckt des Jahres 2012
Architektur&Wohnen
2005
The Marcus Corporation Foundation Prize
2004
Amsterdam Prize for the Arts 2003
2000
Fritz Schumacher Preis
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
MVRDV, "Silodam. MVRDV", Area 60, gennaio-febbraio/january-february 2002 [Amsterdam], pp. 112-115
WRITINGS
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
Kriston Capps, "MVRDV", Architect 3/2014, march 2014, "Front" p. 26
MVRDV BUildings NAi RotterdamIlka Ruby, Andreas Ruby, MVRDV Buildings, NAi010 uitgevers, Rotterdam 2013
Valerio Paolo Mosco, "Se l'architettura è un gioco gli MVRDV sono dei grandi architetti", L'industria delle costruzioni 411, gennaio-febbraio/january-february 2010 [Architettura dei musei 3], "Argomenti" pp. 110-112
Massimiliano Giberti, "Winy Maas - MVRDV. Profile", Materia 50, maggio-agosto/may-august 2006 [Around 50], "Architetti/Architects" pp. 120-123 (120-135)
Michele Costanzo, MVRDV. Opere e progetti. 1991-2006, Skira, Milano 2006

review: Enrico Puccini, L'Arca 225, maggio/may 2007, "Press", p. 103
Véronique Patteeuw (ed.), Reading MVRDV, Nai Publisher, Rotterdam 2003
review: Manuela Martorelli, "Architetti della generazione 1.0", Il giornale dell'architettura 25, gennaio 2005, "Libri" p. 32
MVRDV. 1991 2002, El Croquis, Madrid 2003 (El Croquis 86 + 111)
Stan Allen, "Ecologías Artificiales: el trabajo de MVRDV/Artificial Ecologies: the Work of MVRDV", MVRDV. 1991 2002, El Croquis, Madrid 2003, pp. 410-417
Bart Lootsma, "Hacia una Arquitectura Reflexiva/Towards a Reflexive Architecture", MVRDV. 1991 2002, El Croquis, Madrid 2003, pp. 418-425
Hubertus Adams, "Apilamiento y Estratificatión/Stacking and Layering", MVRDV. 1991 2002, El Croquis, Madrid 2003, pp. 426-434
Philip Jodidio, Architecture Now!, Taschen, Köln 2001, pp. 246-257
Philip Jodidio, Building a new millennium, Taschen, Köln 2000, pp. 364-365
El Croquis 86 [MVRDV. 1991-1997], 1997
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INTERVIEWS
 
 
Cristina Díaz Moreno y Efrén García Grinda, "Redefiniendo las Herramientas de la Radicalidad/Redefining the Tools of Radicalism", MVRDV. 1991 2002, El Croquis, Madrid 2003, pp. 30-247
Luis Moreno Mansilla + Emilio Tuñón, "El Espacio del Optimismo/The Space of Optimism", MVRDV. 1991 2002, El Croquis, Madrid 2003, pp. 10-29
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
MVRDV Haus Berlin / MVRDV House Berlin, Berlin, Architektur Galerie Berlin, 10 july / 22 august 2020

MVRDV Haus Berlin, MVRDV House Berlin, Berlin, Architektur Galerie BerlinMVRDV celebrates opening of its Berlin office with MVRDV Haus Berlin exhibition
MVRDV Haus Berlin, MVRDV House Berlin, Berlin, Architektur Galerie Berlin
Ahead of the opening of their new Berlin office in September, MVRDV has launched a new exhibition at the Architektur Galerie Berlin, celebrating almost 30 years’ worth of work in Germany. The walls of MVRDV Haus Berlin form a densely packed archive that shows off both current and past German projects by MVRDV – including unseen projects from our past and newly-revealed future projects. At the same time, a team of MVRDV’s architects working on German projects transforms part of the exhibition into a ‘working office’ that gives visitors an insight into MVRDV’s working methods.

MVRDV’s relationship with Germany began in their very first project, the Europan 1991 winner Berlin Voids. The project encapsulates ideas that have come to define MVRDV’s work as a practice, and soon the bold designs of the newly founded MVRDV office were implemented in Germany: The equally radical and impressive proposal for the Dutch pavilion at Expo 2000 became an icon on the Expo site in Hannover.

But there is much more architecture by MVRDV in Germany, some only on paper but much of it realized. For example, the Unterföhring Park Village was completed shortly after Expo 2000, while Werk12 in Munich was completed in 2019. Other projects are currently under construction such as Phase 2 of Hamburg Innovation Port and Zollhafen Mainz, and more designs are in progress, such as the KoolKiel development, Kreativquartier Potsdam, and the recently announced Expo Pavilion 2.0, including renovations and additions to the original Expo 2000 building.

MVRDV Haus Berlin, MVRDV House Berlin, Berlin, Architektur Galerie BerlinMVRDV Haus Berlin replicates the spirit of the firm’s headquarters in Rotterdam, not only in appearance with signature wall-to-wall orange monochrome, but also in its transparency. Visitors are invited to enter a working office, gaining insight into not only MVRDV’s projects but also the way MVRDV works.

“When we competed in Europan, whether or not the project would be built was not our main priority – being radical was”, says founding partner Jacob Van Rijs. “Now that we’ve had a chance to work more in Germany and even built some of our designs, we look forward to bringing that radical streak to Berlin on a permanent basis. We hope that sharing our work and working methods in MVRDV Haus Berlin will form the start of a productive exchange of ideas between MVRDV and other German architects, clients, officials, and the public.”

MVRDV Haus Berlin is open at the Architektur Galerie Berlin through August 22nd. The firm’s new permanent office near Park am Gleisdreieck will open in September.
Architecture Speaks, The Language of MVRDV, Innsbruck, Austria, Adambräu, 2019Architecture Speaks: The Language of MVRDV, Innsbruck (Austria), Adambräu, 6 july / 28 september 2019

On July 5th, the Tyrolean Architecture Center (aut) in Innsbruck will open “Architecture Speaks: The Language of MVRDV”, a major exhibition on the role of language in defining recurring concepts in the oeuvre of the Dutch firm. The aut’s Adambräu Building, a former brewhouse, will be filled by a spatial intervention comprising four towers that serve as distillations of four concepts key to MVRDV’s designs. The exhibition, which investigates the creation and evolution of these four ideas and the words that describe them, is structured around the spatial intervention, creating an immersive experience that helps visitors easily grasp the fundamentals of the MVRDV thought process.

Architecture Speaks, The Language of MVRDV, Innsbruck, Austria, Adambräu, 2019The words studied in Architecture Speaks are “stack”, “pixel”, “village”, and “activator”. “Stack” denotes a layering of functions and spaces perfectly encapsulated by projects such as the Silodam; “pixel” is applied to a spatial module that can be combined with other pixels to introduce diversity, exemplified by projects such as DNB Oslo Headquarters; “village” describes a spatial arrangement that encourages community and social intimacy, as in projects such as Nieuw Leyden; and “activator” refers to elements that create productive social spaces, such as the Stairs to Kriterion. All four words were selected due to their roles in encouraging healthy and prosperous densification, reflecting MVRDV’s mission to accommodate an ever-growing human population in spaces that encourage society to flourish.

“Exhibitions such as this one at the aut are always a valuable tool to share our design approach with the world,” says MVRDV founding partner Nathalie de Vries. “But even more importantly, the creation and curation of Architecture Speaks was an opportunity for us to reflect on our work, to define theoretical categories and place projects from our firm’s recent trajectory into a larger framework of ideas.”

Architecture Speaks will investigate these ideas in a holistic, easily approachable fashion. The main space of the Adambräu Building will be transformed by four colourful towers, each a representation of one of the four words central to the exhibition, which will present MVRDV’s projects and the ideas behind them through images, text, models, drawings, videos, audio, interactive elements, and other experiential methods. In addition to each representing a different word from the language of MVRDV, each tower will present MVRDV buildings through different media, making a visit to Architecture Speaks a truly diverse experience that will enlighten and entertain a variety of audiences.

The exhibition on the work of MVRDV is the latest in a series of notable architecture shows at the aut, following Inhabiting: Pleasure and Luxury for Everyone in 2018 on the work of Lacaton & Vassal, and Snøhetta: Relations in 2017. Architecture Speaks: The Language of MVRDV is on display to the public from July 6th to September 28th at the aut’s Adambräu Building on Lois Welzenbacher Platz in Innsbruck, Austria. The aut is free to enter and is open from 11am to 6pm Tuesday – Friday, and until 5pm on Saturday.
20 years of MVRDV. An Exhibition, Bangalore (India), InCITE Gallery, 24 november / 7 december 2012
MVRDV, The Why Factory, The Vertical Village
Taipei (Taiwan), Chung Shan Creative Hub, 8 october 2011 / 8 january 2012

Seoul, Total Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul, 20 june / 7 october 2012

Hamburg, Hamburg Museum, 2 august / 29 september 2013
MVRDV20 MVRDV, Hamburg, USM, 11 may / 11 june 2012
3D City: Studies in Density, Ann Arbor (MI), Taubman College Gallery, room 2106, 4 november/12 december 2008
MVRDV H20. Water City Projects, Berlin, Aedes am Pfefferberg, 13 june/27 july 2008
The Hungry Box. The endless interiors of MVRDV, Athína (Athens), Benaki Museum, 25 may/29 september 2007
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
#DGEVOLUTION, MVRDV, Dolce & Gabbana, Markthal Rotterdam, Frøsilos, Copenhagen, København

MARKTHAL      |      FRØSILOS
#DGEVOLUTION, Milano, Palazzo Labus, 4 / 9 April 2017

MVRDV takes part in the exhibition to launch #DGEVOLUTION featuring six international architecture firms chosen to create a new conceptual vision for future Dolce&Gabbana boutiques.

Dolce&Gabbana ushers in a new era for its luxury retail boutiques by handing over creative freedom to six international architecture firms, who will transform individual stores in Milan, Porto Cervo, Capri, Tokyo, St. Barth, London, Brussels, Monte Carlo, Venice, Beijing, Los Angeles and Dubai, whilst responding to both context and the brand's history.

MVRDV is set to design a new flagship location in line with this new approach. A one of a kind, location specific design in collaboration with the brand to bring a unique interpretation of the Dolce & Gabbana story for contemporary buyers. This heralds a more emotive, diverse and cultural influence on their boutiques making them experiential, and a move away from the now dated concept store model. The designers of the fashion house have initiated a dialogue with the chosen architects to create radical and unusual perspectives for the brand and their locations, making them one-of-a-kind.
 
 
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