MetaCity DataTown

MetaCity DataTown

Architecture CLASSIC from the late 90ies. MVRDV’s installation METACITY DATATOWN turned into a paperback GRAPHIC NOVEL. 1999.

“Paul Ouwerkerk is responsable for the books IMPRESSIVE LAYOUT”*

“Für das EINDRUCKSVOLLE LAYOUT des Buches zeichnet Paul Ouwerkerk verantwortlich.”*

*Neue Zuercher Zeitung (Samstag/Sonntag, 12./13.Juni 1999)

img_1891 img_1890 img_1889METACITY/DATATOWN is based on the video installation of the same title produced by MVRDV for the Stroom, Centre for the Visual Arts, The Hague, and exhibited from 12 December 1998 through 13 February 1999. The video installation was the second part of the project Metacity that was conceived by Jan van Grunsven, Winy Maas and Arno van der Mark in collaboration with Stroom.

Research and production by MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vrieswith, Bas van Neijenhof, Mathurin Hardel, Ximo Peris Casado, Margarita Salmerón Espinosa, Eline Wieland, Marino Gouwens, Ali Rahim, Kok Kian Goh, Penelope Dean, Christoph Schindler, Nicole Meijer, Paul Ouwerkerk and Joost Grootens.

The accompanying book has been designed by Paul Ouwerkerk/Graphic Language. METACITY/DATATOWN is published by 010 Publishers, supported by the Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur, Rotterdam and DGMR, Arnhem.


*Neue Zuercher Zeitung (Samstag/Sonntag, 12./13.Juni 1999)