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The Milestone . Esslingen

MVRDV . The Milestone . Esslingen (1)

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Europe consists of thousands of small towns that compete for recognition. A beautiful and useful force, which can create a strong energy for the future of Europe. One of these towns is Esslingen am Neckar. A city situated in the region of Stuttgart, in the south of Germany. In Esslingen, in the “Neue Weststadt”, a former freight depot with a diverse industrial history, a new office building will be realised. Together with RVI, a developer situated in Saarbrücken, MVRDV design a new Milestone for the city, which will draw attention to the town and its developments, a “crystal rock”. Continue reading MVRDV

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Silhouette. Moscow

MVRDV . Silhouette. Moscow (1)

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Silhouette is a 52,000m2 complex that will consist of luxury apartments, a sports centre, flexible workspaces, an event space and a sky deck. The top floors accommodate apartments in a variety of configurations and sizes with the largest located on the corners providing panoramic views in every direction. Underground programs include a supermarket and both commercial and residential parking. A modular system allows for diversifying the building’s shape and interior typologies whilst at the same time, this provides both compact and spacious apartments. The volume of the building is sculpted and diversified to create distinctive entrances and a sloping roofscape that strengthens the views of the city. Sculptural cuts on the top and bottom of the facade are carved out according to the function that needs to take place, or certain quality that needs to be provided within the space inside. Continue reading MVRDV

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MVRDV . BIG . Penhuel . Hamonic Masson . SOA

The Montpleyel(+) . Saint Denis

MVRDV . BIG . Penhuel . Hamonic Masson . SOA . The Montpleyel(+) . Saint Denis (1)

MVRDV . BIG . Gaëtan le Penhuel & Associés . Hamonic et Masson et Associés . SOA Architects

The Montpleyel(+) project is a 180,000m2 mixed-use development consisting of housing, offices and a range of cultural activities part of a wider masterplan intended for the upper northern part of Paris, and on the west side of the city of Saint-Denis. MVRDV’s project is part of a larger masterplan to develop the entire area around the metro station area of Grand Paris. In addition to the future transportation hub, this former industrial area will soon reconnect the rest of the city thanks to a new bridge spanning the entire rail network that at present, separates Saint Denis in two parts. Continue reading MVRDV . BIG . Penhuel . Hamonic Masson . SOA

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I LOVE STREET . Gwangju

MVRDV . I LOVE STREET . Gwangju  (1)

MVRDV . photos: © Gwangju Biennale Foundation

MVRDV realised I LOVE STREET in collaboration with students of the Seosuk Elementary School as one of the third edition of the Gwangju Folly The 960m2 permanent intervention explores how architecture contributes to urban regeneration by playing both decorative and functional roles in public spaces. The project was conceived in a participatory process. Continue reading MVRDV

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WERK12 . Berlin

MVRDV .  WERK12 . Berlin (1)

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Responding to the diverse industrial history of the current site of WERK12, the challenge was to create an adaptable building that becomes a nucleus for the new emerging Werksviertel neighbourhood located in close proximity to the city’s Ostbahnhof (Munich East railway station). MVRDV’s ambition is to implement a focal point to the area, with a new building that opens in all directions and is at the heart of the Knödelplatz square. The facade of the building is transparent and does not separate inside from outside and instead of isolating its inner activities, it is in constant dialogue with its surroundings. A transparent reincarnation of industrial times celebrating the future. Continue reading MVRDV