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MVRDV's Winy Maas receives Legion of Honor

MVRDV's Winy Maas receives Legion of Honor
Courtesy of MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV

The prestigious recognition of France’s Legion of Honour, was recently bestowed upon MVRDV’s Winy Maas. A French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte, on 19 May 1802, it is the highest decoration in France and was given to Mass by French Ambassador to the Netherlands Mr. Jean-François Blarel.

MVRDV has become active in France, currently part of a think tank – Atelier du Grand Paris (concerned with the future planning of Greater Paris) and a number of architecture projects throughout France including: the refurbishment of a Dijon Mustard laboratory into a call centre and incubator, Le Monolithe in Lyon, they are also working on Caen’s port refurbishment, and the Pushed Slab energy efficient office building.

Cite: Kelly Minner. "MVRDV's Winy Maas receives Legion of Honor" 11 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/134013/mvrdvs-winy-maas-receives-legion-of-honor/>