Winy Maas


Winy Maas is a co-founder and principal architect of MVRDV, an interdisciplinary studio that works at the intersection of architecture and urbanism. The award-winning Dutch practice was set up by Maas alongside Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries in 1993 and has established an international identity with a wide variety of buildings, cities and landscapes that are innovative, experimental, and theoretical.

Besides his work for MVRDV, Maas is Professor of Urbanism and Architecture at the Delft University of Technology. In 2008, he founded The Why Factory at the TU Delft, a research institute which he leads as director, exploring the possibilities for the development of our cities by focusing on the production of models and visualisations for cities of the future.