Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has created a virtuous example of the circular economy in Tainan, Taiwan. The architects removed and recycled a strategically positioned shopping mall in the old town, which no longer serves its intended purpose, replacing it with a sunken public plaza dominated by an urban pool and local plants, and surrounded by a shaded arcade.
On the threshold of a new decade, what better occasion is there for looking around and rediscovering the most significant architectures of the last ten years, taking stock of the past and looking towards the future.
The Future Towers containing more than 1000 apartments designed by international architectural studio MVRDV were recently completed in a township in India. Jacob van Rijs, a founding partner in MVRDV, had talked about the project in an interview with Christiane Bürklein for Floornature’s Livegreenblog.
The fifth ARCHMARATHON Awards concluded with the announcement of the winners in 16 categories and two overall winners. MVRDV took home the prize in the Architecture macro-category with its Seoullo 7017 Skygarden project, while Francisco Pardo Arquitecto + Amezcua won the award in the Interior Design macro-category for Milan 44.
The Imprint is the heart of a new tourism centre in Seoul, Paradise City. MVRDV’s The Imprint incorporates two buildings, the Wonderbox and the Nightclub, two mysterious structures which appear to have no windows at all but reflect the surrounding buildings on their walls.
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