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MVRDV is a globally operating design firm dedicated to architecture, and urban design founded in Rotterdam in 1993. MVRDV works on projects ranging in scale from small objects to urban plans with a progressive ideal for the future.

Working all over the world, the firm is used to collaborating with local architects, construction groups and specialists. Their work has been published and exhibited worldwide and has received many international awards. The monographic publications FARMAX [1998] and KM3 [2005] illustrate the work of the Rotterdam-based office.



Jacob Van Rijs, one of the co-founding directors of MVRDV, graduated from the Technical University of Delft with a degree in Architecture & Urbanism [with honours] in 1990.

He regularly lectures and teaches at schools and institutions all over the world, some of them being Architecture Academy [Rotterdam], AA [London], Cooper Union [New York], TN Probe [Tokyo] and more.