Mecanoo architects invited Urbanicity and YYY to work on a strategy for the redevelopment of the AMO-Zil car factory in Moscow. We proposed ‘Skill City’, an area development that reinvents industry, education and entrepreneurship as missing link between global industry clusters (i.e. Skolkovo) and the local economy.
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YYY is working together with SchipperBosch on the redevelopment of a semi-traditional officeblock in Amersfoort that is built in the heydays of the architecture and real-estate boom under the architecture of MVRDV. Since it’s opening 2001 it never functioned for 100%. It’s symptoms are vacancy, deficient glass panels and its anonymous presence in the city.