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10 November 2009
AMO to propose new vision for Côte d’Azur region
Rotterdam, 11 November 2009 – AMO, the research and design studio of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, has been selected by the local government of Nice Côte d’Azur to generate a new vision for the region of Plaine du Var.
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18 October 2009
OMA wins competition for Rotterdam's Stadskantoor
Rotterdam, 21 October 2009 The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in collaboration with Werner Sobek and engineers ABT, has won the competition for Rotterdam's Stadskantoor, a new building for the city hall that will accommodate municipal services, offices, and residential units. The winner was announced this morning by city alderman Hamit Karakus.
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12 October 2009
Wyly Theatre opens in Dallas
Dallas, 14 October 2009 – The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, a reimagining of a conventional theatre building, with a ground-level performance space and auditorium visible from the outside, opens in Dallas this week. The Wyly Theatre, part of the city's new AT&T Performing Arts Center, is designed by REX / OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Rem Koolhaas.
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5 October 2009
New Maggie's centre plan revealed – BBC
3 October 2009
OMA's plans for a new Maggie's centre, offering care for cancer patients, unveiled in Glasgow
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1 October 2009
OMA opens new office in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, 5 October 2009 – In addition to its headquarters in Rotterdam and offices in Beijing and New York, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture opens a new office in Hong Kong this week to direct a growing number of projects in the region.
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27 September 2009
Rem Koolhaas with Jennifer Sigler – Index Magazine
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Jennifer Sigler, editor of S,M,L,XL, interviews Rem Koolhaas.
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22 September 2009
London Design Museum to move to Kensington – Guardian
18 September 2009
OMA gets the green light from Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for plans for Commonwealth Institute site.
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21 September 2009
Nieuw stadskantoor voor Rotterdam vol ambitie – de Volksrant
1 September 2009
OMA among five competitors for Rotterdam's new city hall building – the stadskantoor.
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21 September 2009
Speech Bubble – artforum.com
1 August 2006
Critic Claire Bishop reviews the Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist's 24 hour Interview Marathon in OMA's Serpentine pavilion.
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19 September 2009
OMA's plans for Commonwealth Institute site given go ahead
London, 18 September 2009 – Plans by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) for a new location for the Design Museum and new housing on the site of the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street were approved yesterday by the Planning Committee of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
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17 September 2009
Architect Koolhaas sees economic woes blunting excess – Reuters
22 April 2009
Interview with Rem Koolhaas on the effects of the economic crisis on architecture.
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17 September 2009
Rem Koolhaas Builds – New York Times
9 July 2000
Arthur Lubow profiles Rem Koolhaas
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17 September 2009
Intelligent Design – New Yorker
14 March 2005
Profile of Rem Koolhaas by Daniel Zalewski
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17 September 2009
The Architect Planning for the Future – CNN
24 June 2009
CNN interviews Rem Koolhaas in Seoul shortly after the opening of the Prada Transformer pavilion.
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2 September 2009
OMA unveils design for The Interlace residential complex in Singapore
Singapore, 4 September, 2009 – Ole Scheeren of OMA introduces a new residential typology to Singapore with The Interlace, a large-scale complex of interconnected apartment buildings stacked in an innovative hexagonal arrangement, developed by CapitaLand and Hotel Properties Limited.
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27 August 2009
OMA presents proposal for Rotterdam city hall
Rotterdam, 31 August 2009 – OMA's proposal for Rotterdam's Stadskantoor – an additional building for the city hall, accommodating public and administrative facilities and a residential program – was among five designs unveiled on 31 August by city alderman Hamit Karakus at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).
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19 July 2009
OMA unveils design for MahaNakhon, Bangkok's tallest building
Bangkok, 23 July 2009 – In Fall 2009 construction will begin on MahaNakhon, a residential and hotel tower designed by internationally celebrated German architect Ole Scheeren, partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). With MahaNakhon, Scheeren, whose many landmark projects include the CCTV Tower in Beijing, has crafted a gleaming 310-metre, 77-storey skyscraper that will be the tallest building in Thailand’s capital. Completion is scheduled for 2012.
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10 July 2009
Groundbreaking scheduled on OMA's De Rotterdam
Rotterdam, July 10 2009 – De Rotterdam, a complex of three interconnected mixed-use towers designed by OMA, will go under construction in December this year, the developers MAB and OVG announced today. The project is located in the old harbour district of Wilhelminapier, next to the iconic Erasmus bridge. The three stacked towers reach 150 metres high, producing a gross floor area of approximately 160,000m2, making De Rotterdam the largest building in the Netherlands.
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15 June 2009
OMA wins Shenzhen Crystal Island competition
Beijing / Rotterdam, 17 June 2009 – The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), in collaboration with Shenzhen-based architects Urbanus, has been awarded first prize in the design competition for a major new cultural center, transport hub, and public landmark in the heart of the city of Shenzhen, southern China. The design was selected from 32 entries by an international jury.
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24 April 2009
OMA's Prada Transformer opens in Seoul
Seoul, 25 April 2009 – The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is proud to announce the opening of the Prada Transformer pavilion, a pioneering temporary structure that will be picked up by cranes and rotated to accommodate a variety of cultural events. The pavilion was opened in Seoul today by the Minister of Culture of South Korea and the Mayor of Seoul in the presence of Miuccia Prada and OMA founder Rem Koolhaas.
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