This year, the world’s most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, goes to the Valley in Amsterdam. Created by Dutch architecture studio MVRDV, Valley is a mixed-use building complex with three towers and a unique design inspired by mountain sides and valleys.
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2021
Valley in Amsterdam © Marcel Steinbach
MVRDV has begun construction on Shenzhen Terraces, a mixed-use project that forms the core of the thriving university neighbourhood in Shenzhen’s Longgang District. The project comprises a stack of accessible plates containing the buildings’ programme, where all communication takes place on the shaded terraces to maximise public life.
© Atchain, Copyright: MVRDV 2018 – (Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries)
A first excerpt – the Netherlands Pavilion. Photographer Piet Niemann re-visited the EXPO-site and documented the current state in a comprehensive body of work, 20 years after the world fair took place. The first extract of this project focuses exclusively on the icon and most popular Pavilion of the time – the Netherlands Pavilion.
Cambo Actus, Capture One, Adobe Photoshop
The Netherlands Pavilion of the Expo 2000 – 20 years after the world fair took place