MVSA Architects Triple Winner at European Property Awards 2021-2022

The leading Amsterdam-based architecture company wins a trio of prizes for its Westfield Mall of the Netherlands in the prestigious European Property Awards, presented on December 2nd 2021.

Amsterdam – MVSA Architects has been honoured at the European Property Awards in an online virtual ceremony on December 2nd for Westfield Mall of the Netherlands. This project, involving the transformation of a standard shopping centre into a next-level, all-round urban leisure destination, gained the acclaimed architecture office awards in three categories. MVSA is awarded in the category Retail Interior and received the highest level of five stars in Retail Architecture and Leisure Architecture.

Westfield Mall of the Netherlands In Leidschendam is a visionary remodelling of an existing building featuring an expansion from 70,000m2 to 200,000m2, making it the Netherlands’ largest mall. The new design adds many exciting functions and services to the retail offer and delivers the ‘wow’ factor – a strong and spectacular design identity that is architecturally ambitious and appropriate to the context. This is exemplified, for instance, by the flowing white lines of the façade, a graceful and unifying gesture based on the idea of a silk scarf wrapped around the building.

“Westfield Mall of the Netherlands offers a unique experience as a leisure attraction and next-level shopping venue with a high level of architectural ambition. We are honoured to receive no less than three European Property Awards for the project, which sets a whole new standard for shopping destinations in the age of the internet.”

– Roberto Meyer, founder and Principal Architect of MVSA

Westfield Mall of the Netherlands will now be entered into the overall European awards in two categories, competing on a international scale with the very best retail and leisure architecture.

About MVSA

MVSA is a renowned international architecture and design firm with offices in the Netherlands and Switzerland. Our mission is to create architectural solutions that enhance well-being. We plan, build and design seamless environments that add functional and emotional value for those who use them, enrich their surroundings, promote sustainability, and help companies to succeed. MVSA creates innovative and exciting architecture, future-proof and sustainable.

About the European Property Awards

The European Property Awards, now in their 28th year, are judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts who focus on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.

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Credit list:

Client: Unibail Rodamco Westfield

Lead Architect: MVSA Architects

Lead Interior Architect: MVSA Architects

Partner interior Architects:

Fresh!: Heyligers

The Gallery: …Staat

Furniture: Saguez and Partners

Contractor: Ballast Nedam

Constructor: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs

Executive constructor: Goudstikker De Vries

Demolition work: Vlasman

Foundations and earthworks: Sterk

Façade: TGM

Tourniquets: Boon Edam

Vertical Conveyors: Otis

Electric installations: Energietechniek

Engineering installations: Roodenburg

Installation advisor: Techniplan Adviseurs BV

Building physics advisor: Peutz

Sprinkler installations: Trigion

Sanitary installations: Hoogendoorn

Construction logistics: Buko

Construction management: DVP

Design management: Brink groep BV

Advisory role realization: NEOO

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