Order this great calendar and support MIMOA

Author: Mieke, Posted: November 25th, 2015

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Every year Dutch architectural photograper Dirk Verwoerd creates a beautiful architecture calendar. And this year's edition (2016) Dirk decided to donate 50% of the proceeds to MIMOA!

The calendar includes wonderful photos of inspiring projects in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, Switzerland and Spain. It is printed with attention, in a modest format and delivered in a specially designed box (which also serves as a stand). A nice gift for the enthusiast! And nice to know: it's also possible to print your company logo on the cover.

The calendar can be ordered online for just € 14,90 (incl. VAT) here >>
(the website and order form is in Dutch, so if you need any help, please let us know!)

On behalf of the MIMOA team thanks to Dirk for the support and thank you for ordering!

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Last chance to visit the Milan EXPO

Author: Benjo, Posted: September 30th, 2015

photo by Dirk Verwoerd: Italy pavilion

In about a month, the World Expo in Milan will come to an end. If you haven’t visited the Expo Milano yet, now is the time to grab your bags and fly to Milan!
As a web editor of MIMOA I recently published many of the pavilions that have been built for the Expo 2015: with special thanks to one of our contributors Nazar for uploading all the information on the pavilions and to the Dutch photographer Dirk Verwoerd for adding all impressive photos.
Then suddenly I was asked to join a weekend trip to Milan with the Expo 2015 as the highlight of the visit. I didn’t exactly know what to expect. I knew the Dutch pavilion of the Expo 2000 in Hanover (MVRDV), the Atomium in Brussels (Expo 1958) and of course, the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Expo 1889). But what are these world exhibitions for? Why would 20 million people visit an area of 1,1 square kilometres to visit a temporary exhibition? It was about time to go there and explore the phenomenon!

Mi guide Milan download

Our trip consisted of an evening and a full day at the Expo, as well as one full day in the city, which was a perfect combination. The evening tickets are way cheaper than the day tickets and the worse crowds are gone at night. Coming from the Metro station, you need to walk through a long walkway before you reach the entrance of the Expo. Immediately, I was amazed by the immense scale of the Expo. The first pavilions encountered at the entrance were the main pavilions “Expo Centre” and “Pavilion Zero”, which tower above the Expo, resembling hills or thatched baskets. This was going to be a night to remember.

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4.000 facebook likes

Author: Mieke, Posted: May 9th, 2015

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The MIMOA Facebook fanpage counts 4.000 likes. To all of our dedicated fans: thanks for following us!
On a daily base we tweet about all the new added projects on MIMOA. A selection of these projects will be featured on our Facebook fanpage.
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Lithuanian architecture in the spotlight

Author: Mieke, Posted: February 3rd, 2015

Land of the lush plains, meandering rivers and extensive forests. Therefore it's not surprising that the traditional architecture in Lithuania is wooden. Indeed, Lithuania of today is still rich with wooden architecture. A warm counterpart of the modern concrete, glass and steel structures that characterize contemporary architecture worldwide as also in present-day Lithuania.
To welcome Lithuania to the Eurozone, we hereby present you some great examples of modern architecture in Lithuania. From the brutalist architecture of Palace of Concerts and Sports to the wooden Rupert art center and the glass Baltic Hearts. These inspiring projects proof that Lithuania is not only the geographical centre of Europe *), but definitely one of the architectural hotspots of Europe as well.

design by: Inblum architects
photo by: Darius Petrulaitis

design by: Gintautas Natkevicius
photo by: Gintaras Cesonis
32939_l-Crematorium in Kedainiai

LIJO HOTEL in Gargzdai
design by: DO Architects & aketuri architektai
photo by: Andre Baldi
9101_l_Lijo hotel

View more architecture in Lithuania >>

These projects were included in MIMOA's 52nd newsletter.
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*) In 1989, researchers of the French National Geographical Institute found that Europe's geographical centre was in Lithuania, 26km westwards from capital Vilnius.



Architecture in the snow…

Author: Mieke, Posted: December 23rd, 2014

The MIMOA team wishes you happy holidays!
And because we all dream of a white christmas… we showed you some great 'architecture in the snow' in our latest news update:

SKILIFT CARMENNA in Arosa, Schwitzerland
designed by: Bearth & Deplazes
photo by: Ralph Feiner

TOP OF TIROL GIPFELPLATTFORM, Stubaier-Gletscher, Austria
design and photo by: Aste architecture

designed by: Saunders Architecture & Tommie Wilhelmsen                                                   
photo by: Todd Saunders

MARACON HOUSE in Maracon, Schwitzerland
designed by: Localarchitecture
photo by: Milo Keller

View all 12 selected 'architecture in the snow' projects here >>

MIMOA has sent out its 51st news update just before Christmas.
Do you want to receive the next newsupdates by mail? Subscribe here to our mailinglist >>


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Architecture guide – Mei architects and planners

Author: Mieke, Posted: October 9th, 2014

mei featured guide - bookletThis new MIMOA guide features the work of the Dutch architecture firm Mei architects and planners. It includes 16 of the best works of Mei in The Netherlands, mostly located in their hometown Rotterdam and varying from a small and detailed bridge between two monuments, to the famous Schiecentrale and a sneak preview of the design of one of the largest re-use projects in the Netherlands in the coming years. The work of Mei is introduced by a preface written by the Dutch architecture critic Piet Vollaard.
"If the architecture of Mei could be summed up in one slogan, then it would be something like: no-nonsense modernist redevelopment architecture."

View the guide here or download it directly as pdf >>

The featured guide – Mei architects and planners is the first guide of a series of architect firms. Mei is the first office added to the MIMOA gallery of great architects. 

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NEW! Book a guided architecture tour through MIMOA

Author: Mieke, Posted: July 18th, 2014

Group-and-guide-headerLet MIMOA guide you along the famous architectural highlights and less known hidden gems. 
MIMOA offers group tours, guided by local architects, in various cities in Europe and beyond. A welcoming alternation during your summer beach holiday and a perfect completion of your city trip!

Guided architecture tours in 30 cities
Guided group tours are offered in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Gent, Ivrea, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Porto, Rotterdam, Santiago de Compostela, Sydney and Turin.
And the list of destinations is growing. Cities soon to be added to the list are:
Bilbao, Cologne, Doha, Düsseldorf, Graz, Ljubljana, Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Oslo and Rome.

In multiple languages
Depending on the city, tours are available in multiple languages, you can choose different themes and duration of the tour.

More information?
Check out the City info page for the actual list of cities in which MIMOA offers guided group tours and visit the city pages for more detailed information. Or contact us directly to share your travel wishes! Send your email to: travel@mimoa.eu.

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30.000 MIMOA members

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 27th, 2014

We’re proud to let you know we’ve reached a great milestone: since last month MIMOA counts over 30.000 registered members.
We would like to thank you all for being part of our community. Thank you for sharing your feedback, compliments and comments, for using MIMOA and for contributing all those beautiful, interesting and hidden gems in architecture. We appreciate it very much and strive to let MIMOA expand and improve even more in the future. We won’t be able to do so without your help, support and contributions. So keep up the good work!

Download here an infographic about the facts & figures on our 30.000 members:


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MIMOA at Pritzker Prize Award ceremony

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 18th, 2014

architecture guide amsterdamMIMOA Architecture guide Amsterdam – Pritzker Prize tour. photo on cover by Iwan Baan

On Friday 13th of June MIMOA teamed up with architour to guide around 160 international guests of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in Amsterdam.

The 2014 Pritzker Prize Ceremony to honor laureate Shigeru Ban took place on Friday afternoon in Amsterdam outside the recently re-opened Rijksmuseum. The morning of the ceremony 160 of the international guests enjoyed a 2,5 hour boattrip through Amsterdam, starting at the Prinsengracht and passing the greatest architectural highlights along the new waterfront, Het IJ. For this special occasion MIMOA produced an exclusive architecture guide of Amsterdam.

The booklet features 25 of the most important architectural highlights along the route, s.a. the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ by 3XN, Nemo by Renzo Piano and ofcourse the Eye Film Institute by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

The Architecture guide – Pritzker Prize tour can be viewed and downloaded here >>

Photo report:

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> 3.000 Facebook likes!

Author: Mieke, Posted: March 12th, 2014

MIMOA fb 3000The MIMOA Facebook fanpage counts 3.000 likes. To all of our dedicated fans: thanks for following us!
On a daily base we tweet about all the new added projects on MIMOA. A selection of these projects will be featured on our Facebook fanpage.
Don't miss the new updates and follow or like MIMOA!

Like MIMOA on Facebook here:



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If you have any suggestions or wishes regarding our Twitter feed or Facebook fanpage, please let us know.

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