Mecanoo The Archives
News: Dutch architects Mecanoo have won a competition to design a garden and an underground pavilion with a corkscrew staircase in the Polish capital, Warsaw (+ slideshow).
Here’s another project from Dutch firm Mecanoo: a sports college in Eindhoven featuring a black brick exterior with perforations in the shape of athletes (+ slideshow). Mecanoo completed the sports centre last year in Eindhoven’s Genneper Park for students at Fontys Hogescholen – a local science university. It houses swimming pools, indoor sports facilities, a 15 metre-high rock-climbing wall [...]
This maritime museum in the Netherlands by Dutch studio Mecanoo features reclaimed wooden cladding and a zig-zagging roof that reference the gabled houses of the surrounding hamlet (+ slideshow). Photograph by Mecanoo
Interview: after completing Europe’s largest public library in Birmingham, architect Francine Houben of Dutch studio Mecanoo spoke to Dezeen about the role of the library in the digital age and claims libraries are as central to society as cathedrals once were.
Dutch studio Mecanoo has completed a new public library in Birmingham, England, with a sunken amphitheatre, rooftop gardens and a shimmering facade clad with interlocking metal rings (+ slideshow). Sandwiched between a 1930s building block and a 1960s theatre, the new Library of Birmingham fronts one of three piazzas that comprises Centenary Square. The building [...]
Construction just started last week for the Mecanoo Architecten designed Noorderpoort School for Vocational Education proposal. Located in Stadskanaal, the 8,500 m² school building designed will be situated like a country estate on a beautiful front garden with extensive watercourses in the middle of the village’s green hart. The project will provide an education for 1,300 students in [...]
A shortlist of six international teams has been chosen to advance to the second stage of the architectural competition for the Museum and Educational Center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Courtesy of Image GREENHOUSE TALK, a comparison of design cultures in the great countries of Eastern Asia and Europe, will be taking place August 28 from 9-11am as part of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at la Biennale di Venezia. Promoted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome and supported by [...]