MVRDV to design pictographic mixed-use project in Kiel, Germany

A new mixed-use dubbed as the “KoolKiel” by MVRDV is in the works to redevelop a former industrial site in Kiel, Germany.
The 65,000 m2 project will use a flexible design system to accommodate for future needs of the community as the area develops.

The site of KoolKiel is currently occupied by a large, single-story building that once stored chains for ships and then became the location where Werner comics were printed during the early 1980s. These days, the building is known as W8 Medienzentrum and houses a unique collection of tenants, who are mostly media and creative companies.

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