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3 May 2015
Fondazione Prada complex in Milan, designed by OMA, opens to the press
The new Milan venue of the Fondazione Prada, seven years in the making and designed by OMA, opened to the press and on May 9 to the public. The project, led by Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli, is a milestone in OMA's long-term collaboration with Prada, delivering a 19,000 m2 campus dedicated to art. more
29 April 2015
OMA designs nhow Amsterdam RAI - the largest hotel in the Netherlands
OMA, NH Hotel Group, and the developer COD have been announced by the City of Amsterdam, and Amsterdam RAI convention and exhibition centre as the winners of a tender to build the largest hotel in the Netherlands, the nhow Amsterdam RAI. This reflects the need for an on-site, headquarter hotel for Amsterdam RAI, as well as increasing its visibility and integration within the growing Zuidas business district. more
24 April 2015
AMO curates “What Is The Netherlands” at Rotterdam’s Het Nieuwe Instituut
Coinciding with this year's 34th World Expo in Milan, the exhibition "What is the Netherlands," curated by AMO, opens on 25 April at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The exhibition is a wunderkammer of Dutch identities, revealing how the Netherlands conceived of and presented itself to the world at Expos since the early 20th century. more
20 April 2015
OMA designs Chinese Pavilion at 2015 Venice Art Biennale
OMA has been commissioned by the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation to design the Chinese Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. more
16 April 2015
OMA designs OPEN: a new door handle for Olivari
A new door handle, Open, designed by OMA for Olivari will be presented at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Rem Koolhaas was invited by the Italian manufacturer to design an innovative handle, a collaboration which led to a reduction of the element to its primary functional components: the hub and the lever. This modular separation results in two independent elements that join mechanically to generate multiple combinations of metals and finishes. more
16 April 2015
Jason Long Lecture at Savannah College of Art and Design
At Savannah College of Art and Design's 10th annual edition of SCADstyle Jason Long presents Beyond Blueprints: OMA's Alternative Approach to Architecture, today April 16.
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15 April 2015
Shohei Shigematsu Lecture at Virginia Tech
Shohei Shigematsu speaks about Next Typologies at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech, today April 15.
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14 April 2015
OMA designs pavilion and an exhibition for Knoll
For the 54th edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, OMA, with Petra Blaisse-Inside/Outside, collaborates once again with furniture manufacturer Knoll, designing This is Knoll-pavilion and an exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of Harry Bertoia.
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19 March 2015
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli lecture at the Berlage Institute
OMA partner Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli gave a lecture about staging at the Berlage Institute on 19 March 2015.
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23 February 2015
OMA designs a new booth for Repossi
At the 12th Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2015, OMA designs a floating maze for Repossi. Displaying the High Jewerly and Best Sellers collections, the new booth is the first project of a long term collaboration with the jewelry brand.  
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23 February 2015
OMA designs a Food Port in West Louisville
OMA has designed a masterplan for a mixed-use project that will provide a new centralized facility for the growing, selling and distribution of food for local farmers and the community. Working in collaboration with the non-profit Seed Capital Kentucky for the City of Louisville, the Food Port will take significant steps towards rejuvenating a 24-acre vacant site into an active economic and community hub. more
5 February 2015
OMA opens new office in Dubai
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has opened a Dubai office to design and oversee projects in the MEA region. Together with headquarters in Rotterdam and offices in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Doha, OMA Dubai will strengthen the practice's presence in the Middle East, and also provide a connection point for future work in Africa and India. The office is located in Al Warsan Tower in TECOM. more
29 January 2015
OMA designs a new lighting system for iGuzzini
A new lighting concept, the Laser Blade System53, designed by OMA for iGuzzini, marks the beginning of a long-term partnership with the established Italian lighting manufacturer. OMA was invited to design the system following a collaboration on a special version of the Laser Blade Wall washer and custom-built library table for the Elements of Architecture Exhibition at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. more
23 December 2014
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) tops out
The OMA-designed Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) reached its highest point of construction today, with a steel truss system framing the museum's three stacked galleries. more
15 December 2014
OMA赢得上海一个展览中心的设计竞赛 / OMA wins Competition for an Exhibition Centre in Shanghai

上海陆家嘴展览中心坐落在上海浦东北端最新的开发区,整个开发区沿黄浦江而立,是全球最具标志性的滨水风光之一。

The Lujiazui Exhibiton Centre is located on the northern and most recent development of Shanghai Pudong, along the Huangpu River, one of the most photographed waterfronts in the world.

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11 December 2014
“Display of Displays” opens in new Hermitage exhibition space designed by OMA
"Display of Displays," or "The History of the Hermitage Reflected in its Showcases" an exhibition conceived by AMO and the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, opened on December 6, 2014 as part of the museum's 250th anniversary celebrations. more
8 December 2014
OMA Appoints David Gianotten as Managing Partner-Architect

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has appointed David Gianotten to serve as managing partner-architect.

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20 November 2014
OMA announces masterplan project in Grand Lyon, France

OMA is currently working on an urban renewal masterplan for Vallee de la Chimie.

"La Vallee de la Chimie" is one of  the biggest chemical and petrochemical parks in Europe, located on the outskirts of Lyon, France. With more than 1 000 companies, 6 research and development centers and 20 000 jobs concentrated on 800 hectares, la Vallee de la Chimie encompasses all contemporary challenges related with urban renewal. The historical conditions that once allowed it to flourish, now isolate it from the rest of the city and hamper its development.

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19 November 2014
De Rotterdam nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

OMA's De Rotterdam, completed in November 2013, has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.

For more information on the Mies van der Rohe Award click here

For more information on De Rotterdam click here

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17 October 2014
OMA + OLIN win 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington DC

OMA and landscape architect OLIN win the competition for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington DC. The scheme was unanimously selected by the jury, in addition to receiving the recommendation of the design oversight committee and topping the public poll.

11th Street Bridge Park will be located on the original pillars of a decommissioned road bridge, spanning the Anacostia River to connect the exiting Anacostia Park on one side with Washington Navy Yard on the other.

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