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

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.

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.

Maritime Center Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands

The iconic Maritime Center Rotterdam will be located in the middle of the water on the Rijnhaven. The organic building contrasts with the rational, industrial design of the port. It is elegant, versatile and invites you to discover. The triple helix of the international maritime world comes together in this center: the past, present and future. 

Brink Tower Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Brink Tower will be a real eye-catcher with 28 floors and will, after completion, accommodate approximately 400 new residents. This new tower, situated in a prime location and easily accessible from Amsterdam Central Station via the ferry service, forms the connection between the Van der Pek neighbourhood and Overhoeks.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.