This publication provides a comprehensive review of Mecanoo works over three decades, divided into two distinct sections. The first is a foundation of projects in their native Netherlands, tracing their Dutch roots back to early housing projects that reveal a strong social agenda, as “they forge a trail through people, place, and purpose to that poetry” through their designs, described in an essay by founding partner Francine Houben. The second section features works that define their influence outside of the Netherlands. In this first monograph devoted to Mecanoo, a+u reveals modern libraries, theaters, and campuses that can be found all over the world.
Essay From Purpose to Poetry Francine Houben, Herbert Wright
The Netherlands Mekel Park – Campus Delft University of Technology Library Delft University of Technology Nelson Mandela Park Spoorzone Dordrecht Villa 4.0 NS Journey of the future NS Vision Interior Train of the Future Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Villa Industria Silo’s St. Gerlach Pavilion & Manor Farm Office Villa Maliebaan 16 58 Delft City Hall and Train Station Urban Villa Myriad FiftyTwoDegrees Maritime Center Rotterdam Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers Museum Villa Vught Keukenhof Netherlands Open Air Museum St. Mary of the Angels Chapel
and Beyond Palace of Justice La Llotja Theater and Conference Center Library of Birmingham Glass Villa on the lake Senezh Management LAB Scali Milano – Catalysts for sustainable living Kaohsiung Station National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts Tainan Public Library Main Street of Yangdong-District Futian Civic Culture Center Longgang Cultural Center