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Gideon Maasland

Director MVDRV, The Netherlands

Gideon Maasland

Director MVDRV, The Netherlands

Biography

Director and Architect Gideon Maasland (NL) joined MVRDV in 2016. Maasland leads MVRDV’s Studio 8, which is responsible for large-scale, complex buildings. He leads all projects in his studio under development and construction, including Valley, Tripolis Park, and the transformation of Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, as well as various projects in Eindhoven, Poland, and the UK. Renowned for his detailed and dedicated approach, Maasland’s work is hands-on. To ensure the highest quality, he is often on the construction site directly overseeing building processes.

“I love to work on great buildings that make a difference to the people using them or living close to them. Nothing is impossible with the help of a great team of experts, full integration of the latest BIM/scripting techniques and dedication to relationship management. But we can never make good projects without good clients.” – Gideon Maasland

Awards of the speaker:
The International Architecture Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Art, Architecture, Design and Urban Studies – Winner Valley, Amsterdam, NL
2020 MIPIM Awards – Finalist Valley, Amsterdam, NL, Best Futura Project

MVRDV was founded in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, we have a global scope, providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues in all regions of the world. Our highly collaborative, research-based design method involves clients, stakeholders, and experts from a wide range of fields from early on in the creative process. The results are
exemplary, outspoken projects that enable our cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future.

The work of MVRDV is exhibited and published worldwide and has received numerous international awards. Two hundred and fifty architects, designers and urbanists develop projects in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative design process that involves rigorous technical and creative investigation. MVRDV works with BIM and has official in-house BREEAM and LEED assessors.