The Dutch firm MVRDV has completed the building in which the art collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – over 151,000 objects – will be stored in one same place for the first time since 1935. The ‘depot’ will open to the public in the autumn of
The conversion of the Fenix warehouse into a museum of migration incorporates a public atrium and a theatrical stairway that will allow users to move throughout the space. It will be the first MAD-designed public cultural building in Europe...
Built with Wachenzeller Dolomite – very similar to the stone of the church and the town hall –, the facades are interspersed with immense surfaces of optimized triple glazing that keep temperature constant inside the building and make it energy effic
The complex is designed as a modular system that guarantees its adaptability to future demands, in which the ‘rambla’ – a pedestrian street that favors social interaction – enters into the ‘kapsalon’ – a center for cultural and production activities.
The urban area is multiplied for and by the new ways of living, working, and entertaining in the 21st century through a series of levels that are thermally equipped and that densify the city and offer a neutral umbrella for human and animal coexisten
To go unnoticed but without sacrificing an architectural language of strong personality: this was the fundamental consideration in the course of designing the villa in Vught, a municipality in the southern Netherlands. To this end, rather than concen
Perfectly integrated into the existing street pattern and inspired in the wooded landscape of the Veluwe area, the station is protected with a roof formed by wood triangles that, like a canopy of leaves, lets light pass through... [+]
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In Merwehaven, a harbor zone of Rotterdam, on the right bank of the Meuse River, rises this agricultural construction where dairy products are made and processed. The design by Goldsmith Company, a local practice, is based on nautical principles, tak
The renovation of MVRDV’s offices pursues spatial continuity between the five arched segments that form the complex, and creates spaces for the firm’s 150 employees to interact in.
Surrounded by an extraordinary landscape of polders, the building rises like a vertical sea vessel whose glass walls engage in a dialogue with the typical changing Dutch atmosphere.
Reminiscent of those rooms in mansions of the European nobility and bourgeoisie that were full of motley objects in a clutter, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Rotterdam’s leading cultural institution, which brings together the legacy of the two illus
In a world first, Rotterdam’s Boijmans museum has put its entire collection on display in a mammoth new warehouse...
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deFlat Kleiburg Residential Complex The renovation of the deFlat Kleiburg residential complex in Amsterdam, by the Dutch firms NL Architects and XVW architectuur, has won the biennial Mies van der Rohe Award. The other four finalists were: the Ely Co
MVRDV’s work takes us to the other side of the looking glass. As is known, much of recent Dutch architecture is effervescently experimental. Tirelessly inventive and imaginatively innovative, we like to think that its roots can be found in the manufa
The visionary and illusionist work of MVRDV is overwhelming in its prolific variety. The Dutch company has gone from three founding members whose last names give it its name – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries – to an international inf
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From afar the Markthal built by MVRDV in Rotterdam might suggest a kind of arch of triumph, a monument of the magnitude of the Baths of Caracalla. But this is just a mirage. As the visitor approaches the central eye of the building, the impression it
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