MVRDV - Gideon Maasland on Designing Redevelopments

Gideon Maasland on Designing Redevelopments


How do we design redevelopments, and what do we consider when dealing with facades in renovations? 

On 5 June, director and architect Gideon Maasland will discuss these questions during a lecture at Zak World of Facades Switzerland, referencing the challenges in design of redevelopment projects such as Tripolis Park, and the Shenzhen Women and Children's Centre.

Director and Architect Gideon Maasland (NL) joined MVRDV in 2016. With extensive experience acquired over a 15-year career at several high profile Dutch offices, Maasland leads MVRDV’s Studio 8, which is responsible for large-scale, complex buildings. Renowned for his detailed and dedicated approach (which is due to his diverse educational and professional background that not only includes extensive architectural practice, but also carpentry and construction methodology), Maasland’s work is hands-on. This proved invaluable to the success of his studio in the design and construction of multiple complex, large-scale projects, which meet design expectations in the completed building, and in consistently managed processes. To ensure the highest quality, Maasland is often on the construction site directly overseeing building processes.

He leads all projects in his studio under development and construction, including the Valley, a 75,000m2 mixed-use building in Amsterdam, as well as the construction of a 61,800m2 residential tower project in The Hague, and the transformation of Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, a trade fair of 170,000m2. In addition, Maasland is working on various projects in Eindhoven, Poland, and the UK. Other exceptional projects include The Crystal Houses in Amsterdam, Shenzhen Terraces in China, and competition designs for Schiphol’s Terminal A and the Theater aan de Parade in Den Bosch.

  • Date and time: 5 June at 11:50 (CEST).
  • Location: THE HALL, Hoffnigstrasse 1, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • More information on the event can be found here.