We design primarily for people, construct spaces that are relevant to place, and forge connections that give a building purpose.

This has remained consistent, underlying values to Mecanoo's practice over the past three decades.

Explore our latest designs

The Hague Central Station Urban Plan Vision The Hague, Netherlands

The Hague is a city of long lines, parks and squares. Yet upon arrival at Den Haag central station you hardly notice this. You are surrounded by stone, concrete and infrastructure with mostly inaccessible ground levels. Many conflicts between mobility, infrastructure and public space create an unpleasant and unsafe place for pedestrians and cyclists. How can we solve this?

Vltava Philharmonic Hall Prague, Czech Republic

The new Vltava Philharmonic Hall is designed as a contemporary symbol of culture, urbanism and architecture, offering a dignified representation of the Czech Republic in an international context. The proposal follows the development of modern construction and top acoustic design of philharmonic halls. 

Joint Research Centre Sevilla, Spain

The design proposes several simple, logical, and site-specific sustainable solutions informed by Seville's climate, access to daylight, shading, and the local prevailing winds. A robust and flexible floorplan allows for future adaptation and expansion.

Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Mecanoo designed the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi to resonate with natural rock formations, reflecting the museum’s goal of improving understanding of and engagement with the natural world. Every element of the design uses geometry as an overriding theme, with pentagonal shapes resembling cellular structures.

Amstel Design District Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amstel Design District endeavours more than just creating working and living spaces. An environment where noise and stress are replaced by spirituality, co-working, exchange of ideas, mutual inspiration and health enhancing activities. 

De Hoge Wiek Tower Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hoge Wiek lies at a pivotal point between the city harbour and the centre of Rotterdam. Located on the busy Maasboulevard, it represents an iconic gateway to the city centre marking the beginning of a stunning high-rise skyline of Rotterdam.

Brink Tower Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Brink Tower is designed to become an energy positive residential tower and generates more energy than it consumes, thanks to photovoltaics on terraces and facades, wind and more solar energy harvesting on the top roof, and various energy-saving measures including an aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) system. 

Zaankwartier Wormerveer, Netherlands

Meneba is a characteristic factory complex north of the Zaan River. The Zaankwartier masterplan brings an opportunity to breathe new life into this unique location on the Zaan. It will become a vibrant neighbourhood for young and old to live, work and play inspired by the industrial architecture of the site. 

Spoorzone Dordrecht Dordrecht, Netherlands

The vision for Spoorzone Dordrecht outlines a future picture for the city in 2040. It represents spatial opportunities for the city in the fields of accessibility, climate adaptation, socio-economic developments and the major challenge of housing.

Macau Central Library Macau, China

While clearly a contemporary structure within a traditional context, the new Central Library will provide a forward-thinking platform for influencing its surroundings.