全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
The Why Factory The Future City is Wide

MVRDV with The Why Factory and JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture / The Netherlands

MVRDV智慧研究所,忠泰建筑文化艺术基金 / 荷兰


The Why Factory is a research and education institute, run by MVRDV and belonging to the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. It isled by professor Winy Maas, founding partner of MVRDV.

The Why Factory is a global think-tank that focuses in the development of our cities. Education and research of The Why Factory are combined in a research lab and platform that aims to analyse, theorize and construct future cities. The Why Factory investigates within the given world and produces future scenarios beyond it; from universal to specific and global to local. It proposes, constructs and envisions hypothetical societies and cities; from science to fiction and vice versa. The Why Factory thus acts as a future world scenario making machinery.

This video installation shows part of the production of The Why Factory in the last ten years. The journey through the research projects we have undertaken shows the scope, transcendence and topicality of our visions about the future of the city. Such visions have been developed by our students and researchers and are the result of a true combination of science and fiction. They provoke amazement and make us wonder. They are truly visionary: one can see in them that what begins as a

fantasy in the imagination of the designer could be a reality one day.


MVRDV was set up in 1993 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. MVRDV runs The Why Factory at Delft University of Technology, which explores possibilities for the development of our cities by focusing on the production of models and visualisations for cities of the future.