In 1993, Nathalie de Vries founded MVRDV in Rotterdam, the Netherlands together with Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs to work in the fields of architecture and urbanism. Early projects such as the headquarters for the Public Broadcasting Company, VPRO, and National Dutch Pavillion for the World Expo 2000 in Hanover brought MVRDV international acclaim. The office’s international portfolio includes completed public and private housing projects, various commercial retail and office projects, public buildings, and masterplans. Recently realised projects include the public library of Spijkenisse, the Netherlands. Today the design practice is working on international commissions such as the Market Hall in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Baltyk tower in Poznan, Poland, the China Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou, China, the RockMagneten (Danish Museum for Rock and Culture) in Roskilde, Denmark, and urban designs in the Netherlands, Korea, China and France, amongst others. Nathalie de Vries and MVRDV’s work has been published worldwide and obtained international awards. She has been Guest Professor at the TU Berlin and Visiting Professor at IIT Chicago, as well as Supervisory Architect for the Nederlandse Spoorwegen /ProRail. Nathalie also serves on the Supervisory Boards of the Institute for Dutch Creative Industry, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), and the
Museum of the Image (MOTI).