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Who we are

Mission Statement

MVSA is a renowned international architecture and design firm with offices in the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.

Our mission is to create architectural solutions that enhance wellbeing.

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, within schedule and budget.

Vision

Everything MVSA designs should be future proof, contributing to a durable and sustainable society. Our solutions are the result of a collaborative, integrated design approach that embraces the entire architectural process, from first sketch to final detailing. We base each and every design on the functional needs of our client, the specific context of the project and the highest standards of sustainability. Our goal is always to mix this pragmatism with architectural poetry, to create a building that people love to use.

How we work

We search for the ‘soul’ of a commission, challenging every assumption – including our own. Our solution evolves from the questions we ask our clients, stakeholders, users and colleagues.

Our office team includes exterior and interior architects, structural engineers, workspace consultants, project leaders, sustainability experts, model makers and product designers. By blending these areas of expertise, we believe we can achieve more innovative and longer lasting solutions. We work as closely as possible with our clients, contractors, and external experts to ensure a tailored, specific solution every time.

Our skills include taking a coordinating design role in complex projects and we have extensive experience in new contractual forms such as public-private partnerships and design & build contracts. Since our in-house expertise allows us to manage each project from concept to completion, our clients benefit from a single contact from start to finish and a result that truly matches their needs – probably the reason why so many of them return to us time and time again.

Research and development

Research is a natural part of our working process and we embrace experimentation and innovation. We have pioneered sustainable solutions from our earliest years and often employ a design-build approach, with the contractor on board from the beginning, for optimal results. Our technical know-how means we can get the best out of standard materials and processes, achieving surprisingly high-impact effects within schedule and budget. We pride ourselves on our technological ingenuity and our in-house expertise includes advanced modelling software and 3D printing. Our approach to materials is innovative, and we find our inspiration not only in architecture, but also in many other related disciplines, including vehicle and aviation design.

Team 

News 

MVSA project New European HQ Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger nominated for Blueprint Awards 2017 in the category Best Non-Public Project: Commercial

MVSA project New European HQ Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger nominated for Blueprint Awards 2017 in the category Best Non-Public Project: Commercial

The winners of the 2017 shortlist will be announced on 19 October at Bankside Vaults, London, to celebrate the best […]

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Chicago Athenaeum 2017 International Architecture Award for New European Headquarters Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger

Chicago Athenaeum 2017 International Architecture Award for New European Headquarters Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies […]

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Wallpaper* Magazine 2017’s striking architecture around the globe

Wallpaper* Magazine 2017’s striking architecture around the globe

In an article about our project European HQ Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger Wallpaper* Magazine quotes: ‘Some architects just love making a statement. […]

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Article about Mall of the Netherlands in VG Visie

Article about Mall of the Netherlands in VG Visie

Dutch article ‘On-Hollands stukje Nederland in aanbouw‘ informs about the philosophy behind the design of the newest four star shopping […]

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Guided tours in the Dutch Ministry of Finance during Dag van de Architectuur

Guided tours in the Dutch Ministry of Finance during Dag van de Architectuur

Always wanted to sneak around in the Dutch Ministry of Finance? Come for a guided tour to The Hague during […]

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Department stores of the future

Department stores of the future

Hoog Catharijne, Hudson’s Bay and Mall of the Netherlands, department stores of the future? Journalist Bob Witman wrote an article […]

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Events 

MVSA participates in TU Delft Company open days

MVSA will participate in TU Delft Company open days on the 29th of March. During this event students and companies can network and participate in case studies, lectures and speed dates.

MVSA participates in TU Delft Company open days

MVSA will participate in TU Delft Company open days on the 29th of March. During this event students and companies can network and participate in case studies, lectures and speed dates.

MVSA attends the MIPIM in Cannes

From the 14th until the 17th of March 2017, the premier real estate event MIPIM will take place in Cannes. MIPIM gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry. MVSA will attent this yearly network happening to invest in new and existing business relations.

 

 

MVSA attends the MIPIM in Cannes

From the 14th until the 17th of March 2017, the premier real estate event MIPIM will take place in Cannes. MIPIM gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry. MVSA will attent this yearly network happening to invest in new and existing business relations.

 

 

Awards 

  • 2017 American Architecture Prize - Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Healthcare Architecture
  • 2017 American Architecture Prize - Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecure
  • 2017 American Architecture Prize - Winner in Interior Design / Retail
  • 2017 American Architecture Prize - Winner in Architectural Design / Transportation
  • Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
  • BNA Best Building of the Year (BNA Beste gebouw van het Jaar) 2015 - Rotterdam Central Station
  • Blueprint Awards 2015 - nominated category Best Public Use Project with Public Funding - Rotterdam Central Station
  • National Steel Award (Nationale Staalprijs) 2014 - category industrial building - Rotterdam Central Station
  • Architect of the Year Award (Architect van het Jaar Prijs) 2014 - Team CS - Rotterdam Central Station
  • StiB Award 2014 (Cities in Motion) – winner 1st prize - Rotterdam Central Station, as part of the Rotterdam Central District
  • MIPIM Award 2014 - finalist category ‘Best Refurbished Building’ – New Babylon The Hague
  • Rotterdam Architecture Award (Rotterdamse Architectuurprijs) 2014 - Rotterdam Central Station
  • Iconic Awards 2014 - winner category Architecture Specials - New Babylon
  • Dutch Design Awards 2014 - category Habitat - Rotterdam Central Station
  • The Daylight Award 2014 - Rotterdam Central Station
  • Golden Phoenix (Gulden Feniks) 2014 – winner 1st prize category Area Transformation – Rotterdam Central Station as part of the Rotterdam Central District
  • Brunel Railway Terminal Award 2014 - Rotterdam Central Station
  • Wood Architecture Award (Hout Architectuur Prijs) 2014 - Rotterdam Central Station
  • FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Netherlands 2013 - category Environmental (Rehabilitation/Conservation) - New Babylon
  • Euro-region for CTBUH Best Tall Building Award 2013 - finalist New Babylon
  • Architecture Award Leiden (Leidse Architectuur Prijs) 2013 - nomination Level Leiden
  • Rietveld Architecture Award 2013 - Shortlist PPS Kromhout Barracks
  • Golden Phoenix (Gulden Fenix) 2012 - category Transformation - Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
  • BNA building of the year (BNA Gebouw van het jaar) 2012- nomination Kromhout Barracks Utrecht
  • Hilversum Architecture Award (Hilversumse Architectuur Prijs) 2011-2012 - nomination Traverse Hilversum
  • International Highrise Award 2012 - nomination New Babylon
  • Concrete Award (Betonprijs) 2011 - category constructions in water works - Lock 124 IJburg, Amsterdam (in collaboration with IBA)
  • PPP Award 2011 - 1st prize best technical team - Kromhout Barracks Utrecht
  • PPP Award 2011 - 1st prize over all - Renovation Ministry of Finance The Hague
  • Architecture Award Almere (Architectuurprijs Almere) 2010 - New Library Almere
  • Glas Award 2010 - Ministry of Finance The Hague
  • Library of the Year (Beste bibliotheek van het jaar) 2010 - New Library Almere
  • BNA Buidling of the year (BNA Gebouw van het jaar) 2010 - Regio Delta - Main office W. van der Zwan & Zn. Scheveningen
  • NEPROM award 2009 - category regional and urban development - La Grande Cour Amsterdam
  • Mies van der Rohe Rohe Award 2009 - nomination Ministry of Finance The Hague
  • BNA Buidling of the year (BNA Gebouw van het jaar) 2009 - Regio Delta - Ministry of Finance The Hague
  • BNA Buidling of the year (BNA Gebouw van het jaar) 2008 - Region Noord-West/Centrum - La Grande Cour Westerdok Island Amsterdam
  • European Award for Steel structures 2003 - Headquarters ING Group
  • Mies van der Rohe Award 2003 - nomination Headquarters ING Group
  • European Aluminium Award 2003 - category Architecture -Headquarters ING Group
  • The Dutch Construction Award (Nederlandse Bouwprijs) 2003 - Headquarters ING Group
  • National Steel Award ( Nationale Staal Prijs) 2002 -Headquarters ING Group
  • Architecture & Technology Award 2002 - Special commendation Glass Award - Headquarters ING Group
  • Merkelbach Prize (Merkelbachprijs) Amsterdam 2000 - GWL area
  • Housing Quality Prize (Bouwkwaliteitsprijs) Rotterdam 1999
  • Prix de Rome silver medal 1990

Credits

Project credits

All projects completed before January 1st, 2013 are designed by MVSA Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten

 

Editorial

MVSA Architects, Jane Szita

 

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