Archinect - News 2014-11-23T11:13:05-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98963327/mvrdv-led-consortium-to-refurbish-historic-serp-molot-factory-site-in-moscow MVRDV-led consortium to refurbish historic Serp & Molot factory site in Moscow Justine Testado 2014-04-30T16:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T16:29:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e7levk756giddlc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preserving the rich history of an iconic site while modernizing any aspect of its design is always a tricky feat. For MVRDV, one of their latest competition wins is redeveloping the urban plan of the historic Serp &amp; Molot (Hammer &amp; Sickle) Factory...In the two-stage competition, the winning team was chosen out of a shortlist with LDA Design (UK), Ateliers lion Associ&eacute;s (France), Mega Project (Russia), and De Architecten Cie. (Netherlands).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning proposal:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqxamq2bubzvrpaw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfuirsc7k2mif2gi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8utvivrlack04t59.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4w1x95ewej59rzp0.jpg"></p><p>The project, which has a total investment estimated at 180 billion Rouble, is expected to be complete in 2021.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mvrdv-led_consortium_to_refurbish_historic_serp_molot_factory_site_in_mosco/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95349418/mvrdv-s-shiny-collection-building-for-museum-boijmans-van-beuningen-rotterdam MVRDV’s shiny Collection Building for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam Justine Testado 2014-03-10T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:20:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/rogc661n3nq6odnh.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MVRDV has the winning proposal to design the Collection Building for the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The bowl-like public art depot will let the public see the ins and outs of the museum's daily activities, and also let private art collectors store their own collections in ideal museum conditions. Completion of the project is expected in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68yjier43sxr6zdx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3jrmf0cxf3p9f1n.jpg"><br><br>Diagrams:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rngzhle92thszgbm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25dtj3qqpjnf2mu3.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mvrdv_wins_collection_building_for_museum_boijman_van_beuningen_rotter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86623493/mvrdv-to-start-construction-on-the-couch-a-club-house-for-tennisclub-ijburg-in-amsterdam MVRDV to start construction on The Couch, a club house for Tennisclub IJburg in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2013-11-15T19:52:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/hozshna7lt9i7j8v.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon receiving approval, construction of MVRDV's The Couch is set to begin this month. The Couch is a club house that the Dutch firm designed together with co-architect Studio Bouwkunde for IJburg, a growing tennis club established in 2010 on an artificial island in Amsterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cotd8h57vk6m39ah.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bol5jnx1wdslavmg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6o9qjbjikgs44xn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of MVRDV.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86380679/diller-scofidio-renfro-wins-zaryadye-park-competition-in-moscow Diller Scofidio + Renfro wins Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow Justine Testado 2013-11-12T15:31:00-05:00 >2013-11-15T19:31:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2asou7nkc24ft17p.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro has won the Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow. Set in the historic district of Zaryadye in downtown Moscow, the design competition was established to find an architecture and landscape plan to transform the 130,000 sq.m. former site of Hotel Russia into a multi-functional public park. Coming in second and third place are TPO Reserve and MVRDV, respectively.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86621884/2nd-place-zaryadye-park-competition-entry-by-team-tpo-reserve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2nd-place Zaryadye Park competition entry by team TPO Reserve</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4eyaq8lph0qcwpbh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Master plan. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11dmwyop1igf7ryf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Entrance from the Red Square. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6iph5gdtk2deowe.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Postcard Moscow. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/ttdo72p647j2qkpj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Panorama. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <em>The concept of the Zaryadye park is based on the principles of wild urbanism, where people and plants co-exist in the same area. Wild urbanism creates a clear system of interaction between nature and the city. People are not imposed on certain routes and plants can grow freely. Wild urbanism - is an opportunity to leave the city, and at the same time be closer to it. Nature provides an unexpected contrast to the city, keeping the balance with culture. The territory of the park has four typical Russian landscape zones : tundra, steppe , forest and marsh. The zones are organized in terraces that descend from the upper to a lower level of the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77214480/mvrdv-wins-housing-competition-in-emmen-switzerland MVRDV Wins Housing Competition in Emmen, Switzerland Alexander Walter 2013-07-16T14:59:00-04:00 >2013-07-16T15:17:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47yrhej1p53zh95d.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Emmen, Switzerland has announced that Rotterdam architects MVRDV, together with investment corporation Senn BPM AG, Fontana Landscape architects and W&uuml;est &amp; Partner real estate consulting, are the winners of the Feldbreite competition for a housing block with 95 homes of 16 different types.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70187098/mvrdv-s-book-mountain-wins-red-dot-award MVRDV's "Book Mountain" wins Red Dot Award Archinect 2013-03-27T18:38:00-04:00 >2013-04-04T11:34:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t86ckfdhqkmm8tdq.jpg" width="514" height="670" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> MVRDV has announced that they have taken the Red Dot award in the Architecture and Urban Design category. Archinect recently published "Book Mountain" - <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58611133/mvdrv-s-book-mountain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a> to read more about the project.</p> <p> Press release follows...</p> <p> Spijkenisse Book Mountain has been announced winner of a red dot design award, one of the world&#146;s most acclaimed design awards. Book Mountain received a &#145;red dot&#146; for high design quality in the &#145;Architecture and Urban Design&#146; category, and was selected from 4,662 entries from 54 countries. The jury recognises work that distinguishes itself through highly refined detail solutions. The official awards ceremony will take place at the Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany on 1 July 2013.</p> <p> The new public library in Spijkenisse manifests itself clearly as a mountain of books on the towns market square, it is both an advertisement and an invitation for reading, which holds great significance for a community with 10 percent illiteracy. Besides the library, the building hou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69893455/mvrdv-s-the-beam-wins-urban-renewal-competition-in-villeneuve-d-ascq-france MVRDV’s ‘The Beam’ Wins Urban Renewal Competition in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France Alexander Walter 2013-03-22T16:48:00-04:00 >2013-03-23T02:54:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mv/mvpsq758eq04lh2i.jpg" width="514" height="497" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The team consisting of Rotterdam's MVRDV, French architects de Alzua+, and the development corporation ADIM Nord, has won the first place in an urban renewal competition in the French city of Villeneuve-d&rsquo;Ascq.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/66909344/mvrdv-builds-porous-city-exhibition-with-legos-in-cannes MVRDV Builds “Porous City” Exhibition with LEGOs in Cannes Alexander Walter 2013-02-04T15:24:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:40:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/972zcv53pmhmbi8r.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you happen to be in the South of France this March, make sure to attend MIPIM&rsquo;s first edition of the Innovation Forum in Cannes, March 12-15th, where MVRDV and Delft-based innitiative The Why Factory (T?F) present the exhibition, Porous City &ndash; Open the Tower. The event is part of their ongoing research on the design of skyscrapers and the potential of porosity as a European approach to urban density.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65760131/mvrdv-completes-the-glass-farm MVRDV Completes the Glass Farm Alexander Walter 2013-01-18T14:42:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:20:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9dddm6ylbbu2lab.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MVRDV just completed the Glass Farm, a multi-purpose building in the village square of Schijndel, the Netherlands. The exterior is printed glass with a collage of typical local farms; a monument to the past but 1.6 times larger than life. The architects see this concept as a possible contemporary response to retro-architecture whilst respecting the public's wish for vernacular authenticity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhc51eefuo9un7xj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33ytmhoclpjgtmpx.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61721722/mvrdv-jerde-arup-present-peruri-88-for-jakarta-indonesia MVRDV-Jerde-Arup Present Peruri 88 for Jakarta, Indonesia Alexander Walter 2012-11-19T13:48:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T23:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/no6z5td971hck38f.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MVRDV has shared with us the design for Peruri 88, a new landmark tower in Jakarta, Indonesia. The scheme is a collaboration of MVRDV (overall design), The Jerde Partnership (commercial podium) and ARUP, together with developer Wijaya Karya &ndash; Benhil Property.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58912116/editor-s-picks-285 Editor's Picks #285 Nam Henderson 2012-10-09T12:17:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T19:51:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x2f8qlihamycjd67.jpg" width="514" height="511" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58547076/working-out-of-the-box-ioana-urma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For the latest edition of the Working out of the Box series, Archinect featured Ioana Urma</a>.&nbsp;Ioana has completed a number of (public) art projects &ndash; murals, installations and other media and also does freelance commissions, ranging from 2D to 3D: books, illustrations, interiors, art installations, paintings, murals, architectural renovations and exhibit&nbsp;designs.</p> <p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58425796/showcase-stelzhamerschule-linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KIRSCH Architecture also shared their redevelopment and extension of Stelzhamerschule in Linz Austria</a>, for the latest edition of Archinect&rsquo;s <strong>ShowCase </strong>series.</p> <p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58357435/radical-pedagogies-in-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently&nbsp; in The Architectural Review, Beatriz Colomina wrote about Radical Pedagogies in&nbsp; Architectural Education</a>.&nbsp;In the piece she argued that the discipline can best be changed by revolutionizing the way it is taught.&nbsp;Yet, <strong>toasteroven</strong> suggested "<em>this look back to the 60s and 70s pedagogical experiments is in real danger of regression to paternalistic &lsquo;functionalism&rsquo;... I don't know where we're headed but i'd take empty and overly expensive technological formalism ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58611133/mvdrv-s-book-mountain MVDRV's Book Mountain Archinect 2012-10-04T11:30:00-04:00 >2013-03-29T14:07:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x73dbg6a72etc9ob.jpg" width="514" height="670" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A literal advertisement for reading: MVRDV completes Book Mountain and Library Quarter Spijkenisse.</p></em><br /><br /><p> (Spijkenisse, October 4th, 2012): Today Spijkenisse Book Mountain and the adjacent residential neighbourhood will be opened by Prinses Laurentien of the Netherlands. Manifesting itself clearly as a mountain of books on the towns market square, it is both an advertisement and an invitation for reading. Clever stacking of the buildings commercial functions produces its pyramidal form, which in turn, is wrapped in the libraries 480 meters route along bookshelves. Underneath the libraries barn shaped glass envelope the book gains a strong educational presence in this formerly agricultural community located close the docks of the Port of Rotterdam. The adjacent Library Quarter consisting of 42 social housing units, parking and public space is also a project by MVRDV, together with the Book Mountain it forms an exemplary eco-neighbourhood.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/ieu5xfg8vick19qw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The library is designed as an advert for reading, its visible presence and invitation holding great significance for a community with 10 percent...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58011089/mvrdv-s-almere-plan-wins-floriade-2022-competition MVRDV’s Almere Plan Wins Floriade 2022 Competition Alexander Walter 2012-09-25T14:32:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:54:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ol6jgux1dakiyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Dutch city of Almere has won the bid for the Floriade 2022 and will host the prestigious world horticultural expo in the year 2022. The exposition takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently ending in Venlo. The MVRDV-designed plan for Almere seeks to be not a temporary expo site but a lasting green Cit&eacute; Id&eacute;ale as an extension to the existing city center.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Almere/MVRDV concept beat out fierce competition from Boskoop with OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Groningen with West 8, and Amsterdam Bijlmer with MTD Landscape Architect.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53469292/mvrdv-s-transformation-of-disused-dijon-mustard-laboratory-completed MVRDV’s Transformation of Disused Dijon Mustard Laboratory Completed Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T14:58:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T15:09:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0eewhssrpqbsa40.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rotterdam's MVRDV has completed the transformation of a disused mustard laboratory in Dijon, France (previously on Bustler) into an innovative call center with an education center, incubator and social program.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/4946369/mvrdv-to-transform-dijon-mustard-lab-into-call-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV to Transform Dijon Mustard Lab into Call Center</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/30357515/mvrdv-responds-to-9-11-references-in-cloud-project MVRDV Responds to 9/11 References in Cloud Project Archinect 2011-12-09T18:14:00-05:00 >2012-10-04T11:43:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1dn8o44k2co8foen.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A real media storm has started and we receive threatening emails and calls of angry people calling us Al Qaeda lovers or worse. MVRDV regrets deeply any connotations The Cloud projects evokes regarding 9/11, it was not our intention.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The Cloud was designed based on parameters such as sunlight, outside spaces, living quality for inhabitants and the city. It is one of many projects in which MVRDV experiments with a raised city level to reinvent the often solitary typology of the skyscraper. It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks nor did we see the resemblance during the design process. We sincerely apologize to anyone whose feelings we have hurt, the design was not meant to provoke this.</em></p> <p> <em>The design inspiration of The Cloud is visualised in the image here attached. </em>(see above)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/522nauv3xxzi36sc.jpg"></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/tahq07dsbiekj8mb.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/30228682/mvrdv-designs-the-cloud-for-seoul-s-yongsan-dreamhub MVRDV designs The Cloud for Seoul’s Yongsan Dreamhub Alexander Walter 2011-12-08T15:32:00-05:00 >2012-10-04T11:43:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/522nauv3xxzi36sc.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And here's another Dutch firm that just designed an unusual residential tower for a booming Asian metropolis: Yongsan Dreamhub corporation presented the MVRDV-designed residential development of the Yongsan Business district in Seoul, South Korea: two connected luxury residential high-rises. A 260 meter tall tower and a 300 meter tall tower are connected in the center by a pixelated cloud of additional program offering amenities and outside spaces with wide views.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/22972325/vertical-village-exhibition-by-mvrdv-and-the-why-factory-opens-in-taipei Vertical Village Exhibition by MVRDV and The Why Factory Opens in Taipei Alexander Walter 2011-10-06T16:56:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:43:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02lba8lb2iix7pln.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, MVRDV, The Why Factory and the JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture opened the fourth edition of the exhibition series &ldquo;Museum of Tomorrow&rdquo; in Taipei. Under the title &ldquo;The Vertical Village&rdquo; the exhibition explores the rapid urban transformation in East Asia, the qualities of urban villages and the potential to realize this in a much denser, vertical way as a radical alternative to the identical block architecture with standard apartments and its consequences for the city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/22264080/rockmagneten-mvrdv-and-cobe-win-danish-rock-museum-competition-in-roskilde ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde Alexander Walter 2011-09-30T13:43:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:44:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyvu1ghjo50s5hx7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The MVRDV and COBE scheme for the transformation of a former concrete factory into a multifunctional creative hub was chosen winner of an international design competition. The master plan proposes an informal transformation of the 45,000m2 site into a dense neighborhood, incl. 8,000m2 existing factory halls, organized around a plaza for events.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/5434243/mvrdv-wins-competition-for-china-comic-and-animation-museum-in-hangzhou MVRDV Wins Competition for China Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou Alexander Walter 2011-05-06T19:23:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:44:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u5ct3gxe2s7be5ly.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hangzhou urban planning bureau has announced Dutch firm MVRDV winner of the international design competition for the China Comic and Animation Museum (CCAM) in Hangzhou, China. MVRDV's winning design refers to the speech balloon: a series of eight balloon shaped volumes create an internally complex museum experience of in total 30,000m2. Part of the project is also a series of parks on islands, a public plaza and a 13,000m2 expo center.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/4946369/mvrdv-to-transform-dijon-mustard-lab-into-call-center MVRDV to Transform Dijon Mustard Lab into Call Center Alexander Walter 2011-05-02T13:50:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:44:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qzm671g01k8khkd6.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The French city of Dijon and Teletech International have chosen Rotterdam architects MVRDV to transform a disused Dijon Mustard laboratory completed in 2004 into an innovative call center with an education center, incubator and social program. Completion of the 6,000m2 refurbishment is planned for 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>