Gallery: INTERVIEW: MVRDV’s Anton Wubben on the Design of the Massive T...

Rotterdam may have lost many of its historic buildings to the bombings of WW2, but its strategic location, multiculturalism, and vibrant port have since transformed this old Dutch city into a modern hotbed for cutting edge architecture and design. With
 
Rotterdam may have lost many of its historic buildings to the bombings of WW2, but its strategic location, multiculturalism, and vibrant port have since transformed this old Dutch city into a modern hotbed for cutting edge architecture and design. With contemporary structures popping up left and right, there is certainly no shortage of inspiration here, but if there is one design that's slated to change the face of this port city, it's the Rotterdam Market Hall. Designed by MVRDV, and currently under construction, the new market hall will be a towering 100,000 sq meter tunnel-shaped structure that fuses a bustling green market with residences, shopping, restaurants and more. We recently spoke to the hall's project leader, MVRDV architect Anton Wubben, about the landmark design. Read ahead for some of Anton's insight on the project, as he discusses everything from the flexible suspended glass facades to what inspired the shape of the building.

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