MVRDV’s 2400 m2 interior renovation for their new offices, with 150 work spaces, had at its core the idea to capture and enhance their DNA in what is now called the MVRDV House. The new space builds on the progress made in previous offices, learns from how the team inhabited and worked in the previous building and translated these into new, more accommodating and productive spaces.
“MVRDV这个大家庭随着新成员的加入不断的扩张，而这栋MVRDV之家正是我们梦想中的家园。客厅、餐厅、一个可以容纳所有人的大沙发，这里拥有一个家所需要的所有条件。在对建筑师的工作方式和公司的运行模式进行了全面的分析之后，这个量身定制的工作空间将进一步改良我们的工作流程，大大提高我们的工作效率。” -MVRDV的联合创始人Jacob van Rijs
“The expanding MVRDV family needed a new house; so this is exactly what we tried to capture. Everything that the home requires, a living room, a dining room, a sofa for the whole house to sit together. This was also a chance to capture how we work and function as an office, then tailor-make new spaces that would boost our working methods and output; efficient spaces that enhance the collaborative ways in which we work.” – MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs
▽ 建筑外观，external view
▽ 内部空间 , interior space
The large Family Room becomes the centre piece for social interaction with three oversized elements of the home, the couch, dinner table and vegetation chandelier – a large tribune with a drop-down projection screen for lectures, office presentations or football; the long lunch table, at which the whole office gathers together daily; and a huge, split, flowerpot, which has in the middle MVRDV’s ’welcome team’. Past this, The Atelier for the project teams takes up the main bulk of the central space and is light and quiet. A glazed wall, covered in doodles and working diagrams, separates the atelier from the living room stretching right across the centre three – out of five – main arches. Opposite this, like a section through a dolls-house, are the bold, multi-coloured meeting rooms. Each has its own theme and specific furniture for different ways of meeting; The Drawing Room with whiteboard magnet walls for workshops, The Presentation Room in dark blue for larger formal meetings, The Lounge with low chairs for conversations in private, the brown and intimate Library Room and The Game Room for playing or informal meetings at the table-tennis table. And of course, several other special monochrome rooms.
▽ “家庭”共享空间，The large Family Room
▽ 长长的餐桌，the long lunch table
▽ 潜力无限的开放式空间， the couch
The five arched segments of the offices are enhanced, the previously enclosed areas were knocked open and replaced with glazed walls. From almost every point in the office you can see other people within the space. The workspaces themselves hope to breed a collective atmosphere. Custom made tables were designed for entire teams as one large unit with no table legs or dividers in the way.
▽ 拱顶之下安静明亮的工作室，the quiet and lighted office space under the arches
The creative work attitude is furthermore reflected in some specific characteristics: Unlike the rest of the office who enjoy light-filled rooms and views across the office, the directors choose to have their space tucked away in a darker corner, on the ground floor close to the printer and coffee corner, to encourage them to be out amongst the rest of the MVRDV team. Gender free toilets, a wall with family pictures and a communal, 30 meter long lunch table are signs of the social fabric of the company.
▽ 剖面般的会议空间，meeting rooms
▽ 各式各样的会议空间，special monochrome meeting rooms
The building housing MVRDV’s new offices, Het Industriegebouw, is in itself a large community of creative, technical and entrepreneurial industries; everything ranging from small tech start-ups to larger design firms. Pop-up cafés and restaurants create an occasion for users of the building to congregate; something which will be further enhanced once MVRDV designs the communal courtyard for the building.
“成为 Het Industriegebouw这个建筑社区内的一员对MVRDV来说亦是受益匪浅。这个工作空间让我们可以从容面对未来的潜在人员增长，同时也能够在建筑内部的不同公司间开展合作。这潜力无限的沟通和交流机会也正是我们的设计初衷。” －Jacob van Rijs
“For us, it also makes a lot of sense to be part of Het Industriegebouw as a building and a community. Now we share a work space that could allow for future, flexible growth and collaboration within the building, just as was the design intent of the original architect.” – Jacob van Rijs
这栋建筑由荷兰战后建筑师Hugh Maaskant于1952年设计，而MVRDV与他的“合作”并不止于此，刚刚于鹿特丹谢幕的大楼梯所在的建筑Groot Handelsgebouw亦出自这位建筑师的手笔，此外，鹿特丹市中心的希尔顿酒店亦由他设计。
The building was originally designed by Dutch post-war architect Hugh Maaskant in 1952 who also designed iconic buildings in the city such as the Groot Handelsgebouw, whose roof was the destination of MVRDV’s project ‘The Stairs’ between mid-May to the end of June, and the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam’s centre.
▽ 建筑外观，external view