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The Pyramid of Tirana: transforming a historic monument

13-12-2023

The Pyramid of Tirana: transforming a historic monument

Dutch architectural practice MVRDV has completed an important project transforming an old monument in the Albanian capital. A facility opened in 1988 as a museum about the dictator Enver Hoxha has now been given new life as a vibrant cultural centre and educational facility in the heart of Tirana, demonstrating the great potential of historic constructions in Brutalist style.

MVRDV Gaîté Montparnasse urban regeneration in Paris

14-11-2022

MVRDV Gaîté Montparnasse urban regeneration in Paris

In the French capital, the architectural studio MVRDV is working on an urban block, reusing significant parts of a previous building, constructed in the 1970s, to create a new mixed-use complex. The new project creates a more welcoming building by streamlining the existing uses and expanding the offer with new social housing and a kindergarten.

MVRDV transforms a shopping centre in Lyon

26-10-2022

MVRDV transforms a shopping centre in Lyon

What to do with an old shopping centre from the ’70s such as La Part-Dieu, right in the centre of Lyon, France? - Call Dutch studio MVRRDV and ask them to transform it in a way that not only sustainably reuses a lot of the materials from the existing building, but reorganises and expands its internal programmes, making an urban dinosaur into an attractive location for the citizenry and revitalising its surroundings.

MVRDV Radio Hotel and Tower: a colourful new landmark for Upper Manhattan

06-10-2022

MVRDV Radio Hotel and Tower: a colourful new landmark for Upper Manhattan

The Radio Hotel and Tower, the first project by the architectural firm MVRDV in the United States, was recently opened. The colourful building creates a new landmark for the Upper Manhattan skyline and offers the Washington Heights neighbourhood, where it was built, new hotel and office facilities.

Rotterdam Rooftop Walk or Rotterdam as you have never seen it

03-06-2022

Rotterdam Rooftop Walk or Rotterdam as you have never seen it

Designed by Rotterdam Rooftop Days and MVRDV, the bright orange Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is a 30-metre high and 600-metre long temporary structure located in the city centre which, for a month, offers the public fantastic views of the city. The initiative shows the potential of rooftops as contributors to a sustainable, healthy and liveable city.

MVRDV’s Ilot Queyries, living on a human scale in Bordeaux

01-12-2021

MVRDV’s Ilot Queyries, living on a human scale in Bordeaux

Dutch architectural studio MVRDV completed Ilot Queyries, a residential building in Bordeaux, France, a few weeks ago. The courtyard construction featuring plenty of green space is part of a new neighbourhood consisting of four buildings designed by MVRDV with Joubert Architecture.

Accessible art, the Depot of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum designed by MVRDV

11-11-2021

Accessible art, the Depot of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum designed by MVRDV

Getting closer to art has never been easier and more fascinating: thanks to the new depot of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the immense collection of the famous Dutch museum becomes accessible to everyone. The large mirrored "bowl" designed by the MVRDV studio in the Museumspark has already become a popular city attraction, the second landmark created by the studio in its native city.

KCAP and Zecc Architecten design new Kade Noord residential complex in Zutphen

08-11-2021

KCAP and Zecc Architecten design new Kade Noord residential complex in Zutphen

Dutch architectural firms KCAP and Zecc Architecten have completed the design for a new Kade Noord residential urbanisation in the Noorderhaven Zutphen development area, a town located about 30 km north-east of Arnhem. This sustainable district, conceived from the reconversion of an industrial area, develops around a large green courtyard inspired by the local landscape.

Architecture by the sea: KCAP’s Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach

17-05-2021

Architecture by the sea: KCAP’s Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach

Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach, a four-star hotel designed by KCAP, is an iconic new addition to the skyline of Scheveningen, the famous seaside district of The Hague, constructed as part of the redevelopment of the Noordelijk Havenhoofd in Scheveningen.

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