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

Senezh Management LAB Solnechnogorsk, Russia

Mecanoo’s winning masterplan is represented by four pronounced functional areas: Learning zone, Park zone, Waterfront and Archaeological Park. The architecture constantly responds to the landscape, while the natural environment frames the buildings and views. 

Holland Park West Diemen, Netherlands

The plan, called Xplore, consists of 706 homes. The plan is designed in such a way that there is as much interaction as possible between residents of all generations and ages - whether at school, within the green spaces or between buildings. 

AIR Leidsche Rijn Utrecht, Netherlands

AIR offers a unique combination of urban living in a green healthy environment by offering a mix of living and working for a wide variety of target groups. Despite the high density, the new city district is small-scale and well-connected to its surroundings. 

ICOON Residential Tower Frankfurt, Germany

The market’s history and regional traditions informed the design for a contemporary office building, connecting past and present. Maximising the land allocation, the slim 14-floor building sits elegantly on a corner plot opposite the market.

Mondorf-les-Bains Velodrome and Sports Complex Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg

Situated in the rolling countryside of Luxembourg on the edge of Mondorf-les-Bains, the new Velodrome and Sports Complex designed by Mecanoo and Metaform is set to reinforce the community, known for its thermal baths, as a destination for recreation. The facilities combine the new national velodrome with an aquatic centre, multisport hall and climbing wall, creating a sporting destination.

Cartesiusdriehoek District Utrecht, Netherlands

The Cartesiusdriehoek in Utrecht, a former marshalling yard of the Dutch Railways, will be transformed into a new residential neighbourhood. The masterplan for 2,600 homes, a large central park, a school, a supermarket, catering and various other facilities is inspired by the ambition to create a neighbourhood where people live longer, healthier and happier lives. 

KAMPUS Manchester, United Kingdom

KAMPUS is a new neighbourhood located at the former Manchester Metropolitan University campus in the heart of the city. Utilising the qualities of the existing built structures – Victorian brick canal-side warehouses and the 1964 concrete tower – presents the opportunity to develop at the city block scale, creating new connections and a new destination.

Masterplan Marktkwartier Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Food Center terrain, a long quay bounded by two canals, will be renewed and more efficiently organized by developing the series of harbour basins that were filled in and reclaimed during the seventies. The Marktkwartier will be a neighbourhood for all Amsterdammers; families, singles, students and seniors will be accommodated in a varied residential programme of around 1700 units.