This lecture is available on Youtube at https://youtu.be/Di85ayUn4rA

Professor Winy Maas, a founding Director of MVRDV, Rotterdam based architects and urbanists, gave a public lecture in Glasgow on Tuesday 7th February 2016.Over 400 people attended the event in the St. Vincent Street Church; a masterpiece designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Over 400 people attended the event in the St. Vincent Street Church; a masterpiece designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.

MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord, supported by a multidisciplinary team, have recently been commissioned by Glasgow City Council to develop with stakeholders and local communities, Regeneration Frameworks for four districts within the City Centre. Entitled (Y)our City Centre this project is progressing throughout 2017.

In this lecture, organised and introduced by Austin-Smith:Lord, Winy Maas outlines MVRDV’s design philosophy. He outlines how to create an intimate city, how to build a boutique made of glass bricks, how to stack Dutch landscapes and how to advance research in nano-technology that might one day replace concrete as a construction material. In conclusion, parallels are drawn with Glasgow and the (Y)our City Centre project.

Thanks to:
Glasgow City Council (https://www.glasgowcitycentrestrategy.com/)
Glasgow City Free Church (http://www.glasgowcityfreechurch.org/)
MVRDV & Winy Maas (https://www.mvrdv.nl/)
(Y)our City Centre consultant team (www.yourcitycentre.com)
Austin-Smith:Lord colleagues (http://www.austinsmithlord.com/)

Filming & Edit
Michael Rae (http://www.michaelrea.co.uk/)