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Train Control Centre Utrecht / ​de Jong Gortemaker Algra

  • Architects: ​de Jong Gortemaker Algra
  • Location: ​Bielsstraat 1, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Project Team: ​Maurits Algra, Tycho Saariste, Karen Glandrup, Franke van den Broek, Mike Zelke
  • Area: 4480.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters

Recreation House Near Utrecht / Roel van Norel + Zecc Architecten

Courtesy of Roel van Norel Courtesy of Roel van Norel © Stijn Poelstra Courtesy of Roel van Norel

Gerrit Rietveld College / atelier PRO

  • Architects: atelier PRO
  • Location: Eykmanlaan 1200, 3571 KH Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: John Lewis Marshall

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Crossoverzaal / NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Location: Vredenburg, 3511 Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of NL Architects

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MVRDV and Interior Urbanism: An Interview With Winy Maas

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 MONU Magazine, in which MONU's Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo interview MVRDV founder Winy Maas, discussing the concept of interior urbanism in the work of MVRDV, in particular in their Rotterdam Markthal, Glass Farm and Book Mountain projects.

Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Nico Saieh Book Mountain in Spijkenisse. Image © Jeroen Musch Book Mountain in Spijkenisse. Image © Jeroen Musch Glass Farm in Schijndel. Image © Jeroen Musch

The Architect / LEVS architecten

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DOMunder / JDdVarchitects

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

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

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman

10x10x10 House / 123DV Architecture & Consult

© Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne

'Pretty Vacant' Installation / RAAAF

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 Netherlands. 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

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

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

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

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders

Gym Hall TNW / NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Luuk Kramer, Patrick Bals, Courtesy of NL Architects

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer

Department of Education Hogeschool Utrecht / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge: Joost Ector
  • Area: 17121.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Kees Hummel, Marcel van Kerckhoven, Rob Hoekstra

© Kees Hummel © Kees Hummel © Rob Hoekstra © Kees Hummel

House Nieuwegracht / Rocha Tombal Architects

  • Architects: Rocha Tombal Architects
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Rocha Tombal Architects - Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
  • 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
  • Costs Contractor: 237.000,- euro excl. BTW, excl kitchen and wooden flooring
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters

Lighthouse / BYTR Architects

  • Architects: BYTR Architects
  • Location: Utrecht, Hà Lan
  • Project Team: Tjerk van de Wetering, Richel Lubbers, Dominique Vermeulen
  • Client: Private
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode

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