Glass Farm by MVRDV | urdesign magazine

Glass Farm by MVRDV

Category: Architecture Published on 17 Jan, 2013 Tags: , , , ,
1-glass-farm-by-mvrdv

RemBrand developers, the Town of Schijndel and MVRDV have completed the Glass Farm, a multifunctional building in the market square of the small Dutch town. The building with a total surface area of 1600m2 contains shops, restaurants, offices and a wellness centre. The exterior is printed glass with a collage of typical local farms; a monument to the past but 1,6 times larger than life. This concept can be seen as a contemporary response to retro-architecture whilst respecting the public’s wish for vernacular authenticity. In 1944 the small Brabant town of Schijndel which is the birthplace of Winy Maas suffered from WWII Operation Market Garden damages resulting in an oversized market square. In 1980 the then 20 year old Winy Maas urged the mayor to fill in the gap, 23 years after this first initiative the building has been completed.

(Click images for full size photos)

2 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 3 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 4 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 5 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 6 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 7 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 8 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 9 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 10 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 11 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 12 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 13 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 14 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 15 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV 16 glass farm by mvrdv Glass Farm by MVRDV

images © Image Persbureau van Eijndhoven – courtesy of MVRDV

Recommended:

Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry by Chartier-Corbasson Architects
Swimming pool / terrace addition to a historic building in Sofia by I/O architects
Loop Kindergarten SAKO Architects
INABA Architects: Red Bull Music Academy in New York
SO? inaugurates the Sky Spotting Stop in Istanbul
Shanghai’s first Film Museum by Coordination Asia
The Pool at Pyne in Bangkok by TROP Studio
Asos Headquarters in London by MoreySmith
The Story Tower by RTU International Architecture Summer School
OMA completes Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ
Wilhelm-leuschner-Platz metro station by Max Dudler Architekt
Novaoptica Optic Store by Tsou Arquitectos
IUTER Flagship store in Milan
SOM completes University Center for The New School in New York
The White Wave building in Milan by Piuarch
Hyde and Beach Starbucks, San Francisco
Bradfield College Greek Theatre by Studio Octopi
The garden of Les Fleurs Maudites
Snow Picnic Ice Cream Store in Tokyo by Torafu Architects
Saraiva Bookstore by Studio Arthur Casas, Rio de Janeiro

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


one + 3 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work