The 2018 AZ Awards Gala
Winy Maas of MVRDV at the 2018 AZ Awards Gala
Winy Maas is a Dutch architect, landscape architect, professor and urbanist of international renown. He established his Rotterdam firm, MVRDV, in 1993 together with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. In the subsequent quarter-century, the firm has innovated at every level, from experimental concepts (like Pig City) to city-changing installations (like Stairs to Kriterion) and transformative urban developments (like Silodam). The firm is celebrated for brilliantly reimagining existing typologies – from shipping containers to barns – and inventing new ones entirely, as it did with the much-adored Markthal Rotterdam.