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MVRDV (Y)our Glasgow - Winy Maas
Tue 7 February 2017, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT
MVRDV is the Dutch architecture and planning practice involved in the transformation of Glasgow city centre. But who are these Dutch architects and what is their philosophy? MVRDV’s founding partner Winy Maas will explain the working methods and scope of the practice driven by the faith in technologic innovation and the warnings of the Club of Rome regarding the end of resources. How to create an intimate city, how to build a boutique made of glass bricks, how to stack Dutch landscapes and how to advance research in a nano-tech that might one day replace concrete as a construction material. In-between, parallels are drawn with Glasgow and its current development.
This lecture will take place in one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the city. The Glasgow City Free Church on St. Vincent Street is an Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson masterpiece. Built in 1859 it is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-Classical churches in the world.
On the night we would ask attendees to make a donation to the Glasgow City Free Church, to cover their costs for hosting the event and for the upkeep of the famous church.
Prof. Winy Maas's lecture will commence at 18.30