Glass farm for Dutch town

Glass farm 1Glass farm 2Glass farm 3 Glass farm 4Glass Farm 5After waiting 23 years for their market square to be redeveloped, the people of the Dutch town of Schijndel have an incredible new structure that pays homage to the local farming heritage.

Architects MVRDV noticed that the area put aside by the town planners resembled the layout of a traditional local farm. They used this idea to create a 1.6 times bigger model of a farm, made from glass and printed with images of a variety of different buildings from local farms, taken by artist Frank van der Salm.

The structure isn’t just for show, it also houses several retail and business premises on the 1600sqm of Schijndel’s large market square.

Images from MVRDV and Persbureau van Eijndhoven.

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