13-storey office and retail building in Lódz by MVRDV with Piotr Bilinski Architects. Located near the newly developed railway station “Fabryczna” the building is inspired by the city’s industrial textile heritage. The 55m high round tower emerges from a four-storey plinth.
The Valley contains offices topped with residences. The jagged, natural stone façade is defined via a parametric tool developed by architects MVRDV with Arup Amsterdam. This provided real-time control over quantities of daylight and sunlight, over structural limitations and required privacy. No two apartments are alike.
Construction has started on the Cheung Fai building in Hong Kong which transforms a former warehouse into offices for creative companies.
The building is in Kwun Tong waterfront in the business area of East Kowloon. It aims to create a luxurious loft style working environment by replacing everything but the primary concrete structure of the building with glass and stainless steel infill.
Book Mountain: Biography of a Building
A captivating tale of creating a building with a mission
This publication is the second part in a new experimental series of books by MVRDV describing in a sizeable text the complex process of realising a building. Written in an accessible style by independent author Nicoline Baartman, the story follows the building, its context and the various protagonists: from the nimbi’s to the new-town whisperer, the good moments and the many difficulties.