Mecanoo architecten

Oude Delft 203, 2611 HD Delft, Paesi Bassi

Mecanoo architecten, officially founded in Delft in 1984, is made up of a highly multidisciplinary staff of creative professionals from 25 countries. The team includes architects, engineers, interior designers, urban planners, landscape architects, and architectural technicians. The company is led by creative director/founding partner, Francine Houben, design and research director/partner Dick van Gameren, and technical director Friso van der Steen. The extensive collective experience, gained over three decades, results in designs that are realised with technical expertise and great attention to detail. Mecanoo’s projects range from single houses to complete neighbourhoods and skyscrapers, cities and polders, schools, theatres and libraries, hotels, museums, and even a chapel

ARTICLES

renovated public library

New concept for the New York Public Library.The historical architecture is reviewed

The masterplan for the renovation of the New York Public Library, scheduled for completion in 2020, was developed by a Dutch studio, Mecanooarchitecten and includes the renovation of existing spaces and the addition of new ones

wooden roof with triangular links

Wooden roof with triangular mesh. Continuous effect of light and shadow

Keukenhof relies on Mecanoo architecten studio for the design of an entrance suitable for the influx of visitors to the world-famous Dutch gardens: a unique wooden roof, resting on two volumes, becomes the gateway to the park

Wooden porch

Residential buildings for the University of Cambridge. Sustainable design with compact and efficient volumes

Mecanoo collaborates with North West Cambridge Development, transforming a 150 hectare agricultural site of the University of Cambridge into a residential community of 232 residential units, academic facilities, public services and green open spaces

Brick residential complex

Urban regeneration on the outskirts of Manchester. Residential complex of apartments and single-family houses

In Hulme, Mecanoo architecten studio creates the "Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing", an urban regeneration project following the demolition of the "Hulm Crescentd", one of the largest social housing projects in the United Kingdom

towers and low buildings, top view

New paradigms of urban regeneration. In China between tradition and innovation

Colossal heights, dynamism and urban integration surprisingly manage to coexist in the new Konka complex in Shenzhen. Kang QiaoJia Cheng develops a design model with an iconic impact on the skyline, preserving a human and natural scale inspired by the urban tradition of historic Chinese cities

Iconic maritime centre in Rotterdam. Organic building contrasts with the port's industrial design

Iconic maritime centre in Rotterdam. Organic building contrasts with the port's industrial design

Mecanoo architecten designs the iconic Maritime Centre Rotterdam, a place for maritime entrepreneurs, science and culture, shaped like an elegant ribbon wrapping around several pavilions and structuring the shape of the building

from farm to villa

From a Dutch Farm to a contemporary Villa. Wooden interiors and aluminium cladding

The Mecanoo architecten studio reinterprets the typology of a Dutch farm in a contemporary style, a group of farmhouses grouped around a courtyard located near Vught, by designing a villa distributed in distinct volumes

Interior of a hotel

Luxurious hotel in Taiwan. Elegant spaces and references to local history and culture

The Place Hotel, located in Tainan, was built on the desire for its guests to come into contact with local history while staying in a modern environment where historical references contrast beautifully with the luxury of the hotel

Estate on the outskirts of Maastricht. Contemporary pavilion surrounded by historic buildings on the site

Estate on the outskirts of Maastricht. Contemporary pavilion surrounded by historic buildings on the site

Château St. Gerlach is an estate near Maastricht, a unique complex with a luxury hotel, a restaurant and a wellness area. The pavilion was designed by Mecanoo architects and complements the historic buildings on the site

campus brick building metal window view

Campus in the Victorian neighbourhood of Manchester. Bricks on the facade as pixels

Mecanooarchitecten designs Kampus, a new neighborhood located on the former campus of Manchester Metropolitan University. The building is developed using the qualities of the existing building structures but changing the way they are built