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

Lawson Centre for Sustainability Toronto, Canada

Mecanoo completed the design for the LEED Platinum and CaGBC Zero Carbon targeted Lawson Centre for Sustainability (LCS) for Trinity College in the University of Toronto in Canada. Part of this masterplan vision includes relocating campus logistics to LCS to make way for a future transformation of the existing delivery lane into a landscaped pedestrian axis. 

De Nederlandsche Bank Amsterdam, Netherlands

More than 50 years after its opening in 1968, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has become technically dated and unsustainable. Our multidisciplinary design team sought solutions for the transformation of the building that respect and enhance the original design, while meeting very high sustainability ambitions. 

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.

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. 

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?

Brink Tower Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Brink Tower lies at the edge of the neighbourhood of Overhoeks, which has seen many new residential developments. Just across a canal lies the low-rise Van der Pek neighbourhood. The Brink Tower forms a connecting link between both neighbourhoods, both visually and socially.

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.

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. 

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.