27 Nov '12
We are proud to present the first official images of our villa refurbishment project HouseN, in Noordwijk - The Netherlands. Maxwan gave the whole house a subtle facelift, designed a generous extension to the living room and the kitchen, and invented a very special spiral staircase. Photos © Filip Dujardin
The Slow Mile
8 Nov '12
Maxwan a+u, in collaboration with Antea Group, wins the international competition to design one of the key public spaces in the City of Mechelen, BE. The project includes a one kilometer long ‘pedestrian and cycle boulevard’ and three squares and reconnects Central Station to the main market square. It is one of the seven priority projects designated by the Flemish government to exemplify excellence in urban development in the coming years.
Strijp S Eindhoven
25 Sep '12
Maxwan won first prize for the Essent Science Pavilion ‘CUMULUS’ on the building site 'Strijp S' in Eindhoven. Cumulus recalls the evolution of energy distribution by the metaphor of clouds as a memory of the time, when electric energy came only from the sky. The glass box with floating clouds presents itself as an open and inviting breeding place for bright ideas.
South Harbour Helsinki
18 Jun '12
We are proud to announce, that Maxwan was awarded the highest prize for their competition entry “STADI TERASSI” in the Open International Ideas Competition “South Harbour Helsinki”, out of 201 submissions. The jury report states that “the (Maxwan) proposal respects its environment in terms of the cityscape, and is an innovative, stylish and well substantiated totality…” and that new buildings are of “high quality” and have been “uniquely and skillfully solved”.
26 Jan '12
Maxwan, together with Karres en Brands, HUB, Antea Groep and Goudappel Coffeng, won the competition to obtain a key commission for developing design guidelines of the “Groene Singel”, a strategic 625ha site containing the Antwerp Ringroad. The project, to be carried out in 2012, will entail drawing up comprehensive guidelines for the site and its immediate surroundings, as well as supervision of the development of different partial projects.
Vision for Basel
29 Aug '11
The team of OKRA, Maxwan A+U, and Basler&Hofmann has won the competition for the concept design for the Basel city center.
6 Jun '11
Maxwan won the open call for the visioning of the urban future of Machelen-Diegem in Belgium. The office's urban and public space design for this infrastructure rich, but challenged community is ongoing.
11 May '11
Maxwan’s entry, 23 Parks, was one of the 9 finalists for "Urban Landscaping in Kyiv for Euro-2012 and Distant Future". The plan attempted to answer the site's many issues by providing a three layered strategy: a long term structural vision for the 410 hectare park, a strategic design for a site linking the city center to the Dnieper River, and a series of small interventions that could be implemented in time for the 2012 UEFA Football Championships.
'Growing instead of Building'
14 Feb '11
Maxwan and OKRA are one of six prize winners of the "Knopen van de Drechtsteden" competition. The competition brief called for radical innovations of the highway exits of the Drechtsteden, so that they will become meaningful entrances to the city and its surrounding landscape.
The prize winning projects will be exhibited until march 26th 2011 at the CBK in Dordrecht.
Symposium & opening | Friday 18 February 2011 | 3pm | Free entrance | Centrum Beeldende Kunst | Voorstraat 180 | Dordrecht
25 Nov '10
Maxwan has completed the master plan for the transformation of the Leiden Central Station and its adjoining quarter, transforming a typical neglected station area into a vibrant new high-density neighborhood.
10 Nov '10
The design for Ruggeveld, a large park in Antwerp, a joint effort by Maxwan, Karres&Brands, 1010 & Goudappel Coffeng has won the prestigious biannual Flemish Spatial Planning Prize for the most innovative and exciting initiative on environmental quality and sustainable spatial development. For the finer details
21 Jun '10
Maxwan wins first prize in the competition for a new cultural centre and park in the city of Ostrava, Czech Republic. A total of 70 architecture studios registered for the competition among which were international participants such as Foreign Office Architects (Great Britain), NL Architects (the Netherlands) and Lacaton & Vassal Architectes (France). As jury chairman Josef Pleskot stated, the winning design is noteworthy for its architectural and urban design treatment of the space, which does not emphasize the individual buildings but the overall space. "This design impressed an overwhelming majority of the jury, because it radiates an undeniable allure. It is a terribly interesting conception of a specific and original urban space...This design managed to put its finger on its essence on this forgotten space which lies between the city and nature. It managed to connect nature to the city, and the city to nature".
14 Jun '10
Maxwan together with LOLA Landscape Architects wins first prize in the competition Hannover City 2020 - Marstall
Honors from Magdeburg
18 Jan '10
Maxwan received an honorable mention for their submission in the Urban Design and Landscaping Ideas Competition "Magdeburg Science Port"
11 Dec '09
Maxwan has won the competition to design the urban master plan for a 13ha site, between the historic centre and the river front in Kaunas Lithuania.
28 Sep '09
As the exhibition designer, Maxwan completely redesigned the NAi for the International Biennale 2009. In accordance with the theme of "Open City" our design "opened" up the NAI to the City. The whole building infrastructure is reversed, a new bridge brings visitors directly into the main exhibition hall - the Forum. The Forum takes formerly separated uses - café, bookstore, and exhibition; as well as adds new uses - a debate space, play space, and concentrates them into one free, overlapping space, allowing all to mingle and interact. Meanwhile the main exhibition infiltrates the entire NAi, filling its galleries and redefining its public spaces.
31 Aug '09
Stages 1 and 2 of the Maxwan master plan Barking Riverside, the largest housing development in the Thames Gateway, have received planning permission. Maccreanor Lavington, KCAP, Sheppard Robson and Gustafson Porter under supervision of Maxwan architects + urbanists have worked on Stages 1 and 2 of the overall plan, comprising almost 3.000 housing units of varying typologies, integrated landscaping and long term transport strategies.
25 Sep '08
Maxwan has won the competition to design the next Architecture Biennale held at the NAi, Rotterdam in 2009.
26 May '08
Maxwan supervision of the Barking Riverside development.
Having completed, in 2005, the masterplan for Barking Riverside, 10'800 homes on the North bank of the Thames, we are now supervising the first two built stages. Barking Riverside is the largest single residential development in the London Thames Gateway, the area between Canary Wharf and the M25 motorway. Construction is expected to begin in 2009.
Leidsche Rijn under construction
17 Apr '08
The 2 km long A2 highway tunnel, an essential part of Maxwan's 1994 masterplan for Leidsche Rijn, is taking shape. Ten lanes of traffic will be buried in a hollow dike and covered by a deck boasting a large public square, sports facilities and parks. Photographer Gerry Hurkmans is closely tracking the completion of the 2500 ha development. This has resulted in an amazing series of photographs, including some stunning aerial views.