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MVRDV: glass farm in the netherlands
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jan 17, 2013
MVRDV: glass farm in the netherlands


‘glass farm’ by MVRDV, schijndel, the netherlands
image © persbureau van eijndhoven

 

 

MVRDV has just released news on the opening of their new ‘glass farm’ sitauted in the town square of schijndel, surrounded by the church, town
hall, main street. the metal-framed barn structure is a scaled up version of the traditional vernacular architecture as a result of intensive studies of the
remaining agricultural constructs, in collaboration with frank van der salm who made a collage from which the archetypal farm image was extracted.
this image was then printed using a fritting technique on the structure’s most striking feature, an 1800 m2 glass skin that wraps the entire envelope.
the large size of the project respects the original local designs and symbolizes the town’s growth into a city, as well as providing enough floor area
to accommodate the restaurants, shops and a wellness center. 

 

see designboom’s earlier coverage on the conceptual phase of the project here.

 

 


image © persbureau van eijndhoven

 

 


positioned in the middle of the unusually large town square
image © persbureau van eijndhoven

 

 


image © persbureau van eijndhoven

 

 


image © persbureau van eijndhoven

 


image © persbureau van eijndhoven

 

 
‘glass farm’ by MVRDV, schijndel, the netherlands
image © persbureau van eijndhoven

 


image © persbureau van eijndhoven

 

 


interior
image © MVRDV

 

 


printed image on the glass skin
image © MVRDV

 

 


concept diagram
image © MVRDV

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