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Postbus 63136
3002 JC Rotterdam NL

Dunantstraat 10
3024 BC Rotterdam NL
Tel +31.10.4772860
Fax +31.10.4773627

MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1991 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV produces designs and studies in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design.

Early projects such as the Light Urbanism study for the Municipality of Rotterdam, the headquarters for the Public Broadcasting Company VPRO and housing for elderly WoZoCo's in Amsterdam brought MVRDV to the attention of a wide field of clients and gave them international acclaim.

The office continues to pursue its fascination and methodical research on density. It uses a method of shaping space through complex amounts of data that accompany contemporary building and design processes. The office first published a cross section of these study results in FARMAX (1998), followed by a.o. MetaCity/Datatown (1999), Costa Iberica (2000), Regionmaker (2002) and 5 Minutes City (2003).

The products of this approach vary and range from buildings of all types and sizes, to urban designs to publications and installations. Realized projects include the Dutch Pavilion for the World EXPO 2000 in Hannover, an innovative business park 'Flight Forum' in Eindhoven, the Silodam Housing complex in Amsterdam, the Matsudai Cultural Centre in Japan, two Houses at Borneo Sporenbrug in Amsterdam, offices in Unterförung Munich, the Lloyd hotel in Amsterdam, an urban plan and housing in Ypenburg and the futuristic installation Metacity/Datatown that is travelling around the world.

MVRDV has extensive experience in collaborative design processes, such a process is used in virtually all projects by the office.