Looks can really be deceiving. With one quick look on this building, you would probably think it is a genuine farm. But a second look might leave you jaw-dropped. The Glass Farm was designed by MVRDV in collaboration with artist Frank van der Salm who photographed all the remaining traditional farms used to form the image of the glass facade resulting to what a stained glass window in a cathedral looks like.
Schijndels market square suffered from Operation Market Garden bombings in the Second World War and has been subject to numerous enlargements and refurbishments. Winy Maas wrote a letter in 1980, and in 2000 the city council adopted the idea of a new structure in the square between the church, town hall and main street. MVRDV since then iteratively proposed new options that could fill the gap of this unusually large village square. The Glass Farm is MVRDVs seventh proposal for the site.