Recreation House Near Utrecht / Roel van Norel + Zecc Architecten

Architects: Zecc Architecten
Interior Designers: Roel van Norel
Location: , Netherlands
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stijn Poelstra, Courtesy of Roel van Norel

Gerrit Rietveld College / atelier PRO

© John Lewis Marshall

Architects: atelier PRO
Location: Eykmanlaan 1200, 3571 KH ,
Project Leader: Eelko Bemener
Project Architect: Dorte Kristensen, Lisette Plouvier, Evelien van Beek
Project Collaborators: Allard de Goeij, André van Veen, Constanze Knüpling
Area: 9860.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Lewis Marshall

Crossoverzaal / NL Architects

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Architects: NL Architects
Location: Vredenburg, 3511 Utrecht,
Architect In Charge: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
Design Team: Sören Grünert, Kirsten Hüsig, Thomas Scherzer, Marc Dahmen, Gerbrand van Oostveen, Michael Schoner, Wim Sjerps, Martijn Stoffels, Michael Schoner, Bobby de Graaf, Stephan Schuelecke, Florent Le Corre, Jung-Hwa Cho, Michael Schoner, Bobby de Graaf, Lorena Valero Miñano, Inés Quinteiro Antolin
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of NL Architects

MVRDV and Interior Urbanism: An Interview With Winy Maas

Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Daria Scagliola+Stijn Brakkee

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one of the major changes within cities around the world has been the rise of so-called “privately-owned public space,” a development which has attracted the attention of many urbanists and is still being widely debated. However, for MONU Magazine, the increasing prevalence (and arguably, acceptance) of such privately owned spaces for public use gives us an opportunity to discuss another aspect of public space: interior urbanism. With the rise of the shopping mall and the increasingly diverse functions required by buildings such as libraries, interior spaces now resemble exterior public spaces more and more.

The following interview is an excerpt from the 21st issue of , in which MONU’s Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo interview MVRDV founder Winy Maas, discussing the concept of interior urbanism in the work of , in particular in their Rotterdam Markthal, Glass Farm and Book Mountain projects.

The Architect / LEVS architecten

© Marcel van der Burg

Architects: LEVS architecten
Location: Utrecht, The
Contractor: ERA Contour
Area: 10000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg, Courtesy of LEVS architecten

DOMunder / JDdVarchitects

© Oliver Schuh

Architects: JDdVarchitects
Location: Domplein, 3512 , The Netherlands
Year: 2014
Photographs: Oliver Schuh

Parkark / BYTR architecten

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Architects: BYTR architecten
Location: Kanaalweg, Utrecht, The
Design Team: Richel Lubbers, Tjerk van de Wetering, Lucia Sanchez
Year: 2013
Photographs: StijnStijl

P+R De Uithof / KCAP Architects & Planners + studioSK

© Ronald Tilleman

Architects: KCAP Architects & Planners + studioSK
Location: Utrecht, The
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ronald Tilleman

10x10x10 House / 123DV Architecture & Consult

© Christiaan de Bruijne

Architects: 123DV Architecture & Consult
Location: Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, The
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christiaan de Bruijne

NS Stations / NL Architects

© Marcel van der Burg

Architects: NL Architects
Location: Utrecht
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

‘Pretty Vacant’ Installation / RAAAF

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Currently on display until January 31, 2014, the ‘Pretty Vacant’ installation by design and research studio Rietveld Landscape encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum in The . The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fletiomare Utrecht Swimming Pool / Slangen + Koenis Architects

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Architects: Slangen + Koenis Architects
Location: ,
Chief Designer: Erik Slangen, Jakko Koenis
Design Team: Sjef Vosters, Theo van Beek
Area: 3800.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Mark Prins

The Invitation / Van Rooijen Architecten

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Architects: Van Rooijen Architecten
Location: Utrecht,
Architect In Charge: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
Interior Architect: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
Photographs: Cornbread Works

Kromhout Barracks / Karres en Brands + Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten

© Jannes Linders

Architects: Karres en Brands, Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten
Location: Utrecht,
Design Team: Bart Brands, Sylvia Karres, Lieneke van Campen, Jeroen Marseille, Uta Krause, Paul Portheine, Joost de Natris, Jim Navarro
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jannes Linders, Aeroview

Gym Hall TNW / NL Architects

© Luuk Kramer

Architects: NL Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
Team: Arne van Wees, Gerbrand van Oostveen
Structural Engineer: ABT Delft
Installations: Nelissen
Fixtures: Janssen-Fritsen
Contractor: PBO Bouw
Year: 2011
Photographs: Luuk Kramer, Patrick Bals

Department of Education Hogeschool Utrecht / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

© Marcel van Kerckhoven

Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Joost Ector
Area: 17,121 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Kees Hummel, Marcel van Kerckhoven, Rob Hoekstra

Parking Garage ‘de Cope’ / JHK Architecten

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Architects: JHK Architecten
Location: Utrecht,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Burg + Schuh, Sander Copier

House Nieuwegracht / Rocha Tombal Architects

© Christian Richters

Architects: Rocha Tombal Architects - Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
Location: ,
Project Team: Igor Lopez de Uralde, Mike Schäfer, Tony Slothouber
Client: Jaap-Jan Boelens en Leontine van Elden
Construction: Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft bv
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Vrolijk, Amsterdam
Constructed Area: ca 400 sqm
Costs Contractor: 237.000,- euro excl. BTW, excl kitchen and wooden flooring
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Christian Richters