MAXWAN ARCHITECTS + URBANISTS
are based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. They are an international practice dedicated to contemporary architectural and urban design. Working on a broad variety of subjects, Maxwan have designed widely recognized projects such as the "Saw Tooth Tower (Nuilding)" in Rotterdam, the "Office Building F&I" (Maastricht Aachen Airport) and "50 Bridges" for the City of Utrecht. Maxwan have made a name for themselves internationally with innovative proposals for the new town of Leidsche Rijn (75000 residents and a hidden highway), the 10800 houses Master Plan for Barking Riverside, the Master Plan A101 for a new city of 300 000 inhabitants on the fringes of Moscow, the master plan for 2000 houses in the Dnepr River Delta, Kiev Ukraine and most recently the urban design for the Waalhafen Zone in Rotterdam with its center piece "Skill Bill" a new building typology reconnecting the harbour with the city.
Maxwan encourages collaboration between clients, colleagues and specialist consultants. In each of their projects, Maxwan seek to merge cultural, technical and esthetical influences into an inextricable and beautiful whole. "Considered among the most important offices to emerge from the Netherlands in the last ten years, Maxwan have distinguished themselves as architects who design innovative urban town plans and as urban planners who make beautiful, intriguing buildings." Michael Speaks, design intelligence 7, A+U 393a