A+U 597 MVRDV Files 4 Projects 435-908

ISBN: 9784900212527


Following the magazine’s three previous features on Dutch architects MVDRV over the past two decades, this fourth special issue focuses on the office’s ambitions to conceptualise sustainable “future-proof” buildings and cities. An essay by the principals appears alongside a roundtable discussion with its new partners, as well as 23 projects that demonstrate their visionary ideas about redefining the spaces we use every day. Among the featured built and unbuilt works are KoolKiel in Germany, Tirana Pyramid, Tianjin Binhai Library, Roskilde Festival Folk High School, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the new neighbourhood of Ilot Queryries in Bordeaux, and more.

184 pages, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English

Weight 1.2 kg








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MVRDV is an architectural office established in the Netherlands since 1993. Following our previous 3 series of MVRDV FILES in 2002, 2007 and 2017, a+u June issue – MVRDV FILES 4 focuses on the office’s ambitions to conceptualize sustainable “futureproof” buildings and cities as described in an essay by its cofounders, Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries, along with the 23 projects featured. The office prides itself on its visionary ideas of redefining spaces that we use every day. Whether it is the design of a new building or the re-purposing of an abandoned building, MVRDV capitalizes on every creative opportunity presented to them to rethink typologies and open up possibilities. Despite challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the partners at MVRDV came together in a web conference to share with us details about their studio’s projects and the experiences they’ve had when collaborating with clients, experts, and the public to find the best strategies.


Essay: Designing with Idea(l)s for Growing Complexity in the Built Environment, Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries

801 Tencent Campus
837 Airbus UAM
868 The Stack
840 KoolKiel
891 Tirana Pyramid

Roundtable: Fascinating Times: A Roundtable Discussion among the New Partners of MVRDV
Jan Knikker, Inger Kammeraat, Frans de Witte, Wenchian Shi, Fokke Moerel, Stefan De Koning, Bertrand Schippan

669 The Imprint
508 Roskilde Festival Højskole
461 Future Towers
614 WERK12
525 Chongwenmen M-CUBE
575 Tianjin Binhai Library
736 Bulgari Kuala Lumpur
578 Depot Boijmans van Beuningen
764 Tainan Spring
435 SALT Amsterdam
908 Green Villa
751 The Sax
778 Schiphol Airport Terminal Area A
864 Rennes Palais du Commerce
856 Villa Overschie
590 Ilot Queyries
781 Magasin 113
585 Radio Tower & Hotel

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