inside-out

Rotterdam

sep. '09

As the exhibition designer, Maxwan completely redesigned the NAi for the International Biennale 2009. In accordance with the theme of "Open City" our design "opened" up the NAI to the City. The whole building infrastructure is reversed, a new bridge brings visitors directly into the main exhibition hall - the Forum. The Forum takes formerly separated uses - café, bookstore, and exhibition; as well as adds new uses - a debate space, play space, and concentrates them into one free, overlapping space, allowing all to mingle and interact. Meanwhile the main exhibition infiltrates the entire NAi, filling its galleries and redefining its public spaces.

related project

OPEN CITY

news

Surrealization

ROTTERDAM – feb. '17
We have designed an exhibition for the "Gek van surrealisme / Mad About Surrealism" at Museum Boijmans van beuningen (11.02.2017 – 28.05.2017)

Realization in Moscow

MOSCOW – oct. '16
Stage1 of the "GREEN SQUARE", one of seven public spaces of Skolkovo Gardens has been executed in Skolkovo IC, Moscow.

Won & build in Moscow

SKOLKOVO, MOSCOW – nov. '15
Maxwan and Arteza (Moscow), in collaboration with MASA architects, have won the competition for a 50ha park for the Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow (a special economic zone focusing on bio-medical, space, nuclear, IT and energy).

World's thinnest steel roof

ROTTERDAM – dec. '14

Maxwan park design

ANTWERPEN – oct. '14
See the first official images (photographer Filip Dujardin) of Park Groot Schijn in Antwerp - designed and constructed by Maxwan (in collaboration with 1010 and Antea Group).

RIVER COMPETITION

MOSCOW – sep. '14
Maxwan team selected as one of 6 finalists for the international competition ‘Moscow River’.

IFC finalists

MOSCOW, RU – apr. '14
Maxwan in collaboration with TPO Reserve, Juurlink en Geluk, ARUP and Pegasus are one of three finalists to develop the International Financial Centre (IFC) in Moscow!

Maxwan exhibition design

ROTTERDAM – feb. '14
Boijmans Van Beuningen is showing the work of three of the 20th century?s most influential sculptors-photographers: Brancusi, Rosso and Man Ray.

shortlisted

MOSCOW – nov. '13
A team led by Maxwan and Reserve has been selected for the competition for the new International Financial Centre in Moscow.

Final 6

MOSCOW – jul. '13
Maxwan, together with TPO Reserve, Latz + Partner and Buro Happold are shortlisted as one of the final 6 teams to take part in the international competition, designing the Zaryadye Park in the center of Moscow. Other finalists are West8, MVRDV, Diller & Scoffidio, Turenscape, and Gustafson Porter.

The Slow Mile

MECHELEN – nov. '12
Maxwan a+u, in collaboration with Antea Group, wins the international competition to design one of the key public spaces in the City of Mechelen, BE.

TOP POSITION

SOUTH HARBOUR HELSINKI – jun. '12
We are proud to announce, that Maxwan was awarded the highest prize for their competition entry ?STADI TERASSI? in the Open International Ideas Competition 'South Harbour Helsinki', out of 201 submissions.

Key Commission

ANTWERP, BE – jan. '12
Maxwan, together with Karres en Brands, HUB, Antea Groep and Goudappel Coffeng, won the competition to obtain a key commission for developing design guidelines of the 'Groene Singel', a strategic 625ha site containing the Antwerp Ringroad.

Vision for Basel

BASEL, CH – aug. '11
The team of OKRA, Maxwan A+U, and Basler&Hofmann has won the competition for the concept design for the Basel city center.

Victory

MACHELEN-DIEGEM, BE – jun. '11
Maxwan won the open call for the visioning of the urban future of Machelen-Diegem in Belgium. The office's urban and public space design for this infrastructure rich, but challenged community is ongoing.

Kyiv Finalists

KIEV, UKRAINE – may. '11
Maxwan?s entry, 23 Parks, was one of the 9 finalists for "Urban Landscaping in Kyiv for Euro-2012 and Distant Future".

'Growing instead of Building'

– feb. '11
Maxwan and OKRA are one of six prize winners of the "Knopen van de Drechtsteden" competition. The competition brief called for radical innovations of the highway exits of the Drechtsteden, so that they will become meaningful entrances to the city and its surrounding landscape.
The prize winning projects will be exhibited until march 26th 2011 at the CBK in Dordrecht.

Transformation

LEIDEN, NL – nov. '10
Maxwan has completed the master plan for the transformation of the Leiden Central Station and its adjoining quarter, transforming a typical neglected station area into a vibrant new high-density neighborhood.

Prestigious Prize

ANTWERPEN – nov. '10
The design for Ruggeveld, a large park in Antwerp, a joint effort by Maxwan, Karres&Brands, 1010 & Goudappel Coffeng has won the prestigious biannual Flemish Spatial Planning Prize for the most innovative and exciting initiative on environmental quality and sustainable spatial development. For the finer details

First prize Ostrava

OSTRAVA – jun. '10
Maxwan wins first prize in the competition for a new cultural centre and park in the city of Ostrava, Czech Republic. A total of 70 architecture studios registered for the competition among which were international participants such as Foreign Office Architects (Great Britain), NL Architects (the Netherlands) and Lacaton & Vassal Architectes (France).

Gewonnen!

HANNOVER, DE – jun. '10
Maxwan together with LOLA Landscape Architects wins first prize in the competition Hannover City 2020 - Marstall

Honors from Magdeburg

MAGDEBURG, DE – jan. '10
Maxwan received an honorable mention for their submission in the Urban Design and Landscaping Ideas Competition "Magdeburg Science Port"

Competition won

KAUNAS, LT – dec. '09
Maxwan has won the competition to design the urban master plan for a 13ha site, between the historic centre and the river front in Kaunas Lithuania.

inside-out

ROTTERDAM – sep. '09
As the exhibition designer, Maxwan completely redesigned the NAi for the International Biennale 2009. In accordance with the theme of "Open City" our design "opened" up the NAI to the City. The whole building infrastructure is reversed, a new bridge brings visitors directly into the main exhibition hall - the Forum. The Forum takes formerly separated uses - café, bookstore, and exhibition; as well as adds new uses - a debate space, play space, and concentrates them into one free, overlapping space, allowing all to mingle and interact. Meanwhile the main exhibition infiltrates the entire NAi, filling its galleries and redefining its public spaces.

planning permission

LONDON, UK – aug. '09
Stages 1 and 2 of the Maxwan master plan Barking Riverside, the largest housing development in the Thames Gateway, have received planning permission. Maccreanor Lavington, KCAP, Sheppard Robson and Gustafson Porter under supervision of Maxwan architects + urbanists have worked on Stages 1 and 2 of the overall plan, comprising almost 3.000 housing units of varying typologies, integrated landscaping and long term transport strategies.

competition won

ROTTERDAM – sep. '08
Maxwan has won the competition to design the next Architecture Biennale held at the NAi, Rotterdam in 2009.

Supervision I

LONDON – may. '08
Maxwan supervision of the Barking Riverside development.

Having completed, in 2005, the masterplan for Barking Riverside, 10'800 homes on the North bank of the Thames, we are now supervising the first two built stages. Barking Riverside is the largest single residential development in the London Thames Gateway, the area between Canary Wharf and the M25 motorway. Construction is expected to begin in 2009.

Leidsche Rijn under construction

UTRECHT – apr. '08
The 2 km long A2 highway tunnel, an essential part of Maxwan's 1994 masterplan for Leidsche Rijn, is taking shape. Ten lanes of traffic will be buried in a hollow dike and covered by a deck boasting a large public square, sports facilities and parks. Photographer Gerry Hurkmans is closely tracking the completion of the 2500 ha development. This has resulted in an amazing series of photographs, including some stunning aerial views.