MIMOA newsletter #2

MIMOA sent it's first press release. This is a summary of the original text:

MIMOA places modern buildings on the map

MIMOA.eu is the new online guide to Modern Architecture in Europe, providing exact addresses and interactive maps. MIMOA is a personal architecture guide for buildings, interiors, squares, parks and bridges. Going to London or St. Petersburg, Tirana or Bilbao? Every city-trip or architecture visit is planned within a few mouse clicks.

MIMOA (MI Modern Architecture) is an English ‘user generated’ website and free to use for everyone. Visitors can publish projects, comment on them, and read articles by other visitors, often locals. They can choose their favorites (Mi favorites), mark the projects they’ve already been to (Mi was here) and soon compile and create their own architecture guide.

Two Dutch architects, Mieke Vullings (30) and Naomi Schiphorst (29) developed MIMOA next to their 'regular' work. The idea was born out of personal frustration. Finding architectural objects when you set out to prepare a city-trip was almost impossible. Hours of aimlessly flipping through architecture magazines, looking for interesting new projects. 'But as soon as we compiled a list, it was almost impossible to find the corresponding addresses.
Just imagine the struggle non-architects must have.'

MIMOA will officially launch on September the 20th and will lose its demo-status. It contains more than 600 project-descriptions of architectural objects that have been built or are under construction. The database grows every day, thanks to an expanding community of architecture-lovers.

New browse solutions and smart search

MIMOA search and browse

MIMOA has been developing since its conception in January 2007. This is the final update of MIMOA in demo-status. Now you can enter a keyword and search for projects, designers, project teams, contributors or photographers. If you don’t exactly know that you are looking for, you can use the browse function to look through our database. To make things easier: just click a popular city from the list… might be your next destination? Have fun and let us know what you think! Start browsing now.

A few latest additions

To illustrate the launch of MIMOA, here are some amazing projects, contributed by several MIMOA members.


Two steel boxes, floating on only 2 supports:

Tram stop Alicante

address: Rotonda del Deportista Sergio Cardell, 03016 Alicante, Spain
architect: Subarquitectura

contributed by: Gonzalo Herrero Delicado


A public outdoor space, with a translucent skin, the

Sports and Culture Centre

address: Holmbladsgade 71, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
architect: Dorte Mandrup Architects
contributed by: Rasmus Rune Nielsen


50 recycled kevlar sails are integrated in the facade of the

Luna Rossa Team Base

address: Calle del Doctor Juan José Dňmine, 46011 Valencia, Spain
architect: Renzo Piano
contributed by: Kirsten Hannema


Blink, and miss it, the almost invisible

Mimetic House

address: crossroad between Shriff and Moneyduff, Dromahair, Ireland
architect: Dominic Stevens Architects
contributed by: Emmet Scanlon


New buildings for an old cemetery at te sea, at the

Ortona Cemetery

address: Via Roma, 66026 Ortona, Italy
architect: Giovanni Vaccarini
contributed by: Daria Ricchi

More information and images

MIMOA will officially launch at Arcam - Amsterdam Centre of Architecture. Do you want to join us? Please email us.
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