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16 May 2013
Construction begins on OMA’s Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Denmark
Construction begins today on the OMA-designed Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 27,000m² mixed-use project will accommodate a new headquarters for the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC). The building will act as the missing link between the city centre, the historic waterfront and the culturally rich Slotsholmen district of Copenhagen. more
14 May 2013
Final Miami Beach Convention Center Presentation Today

Today OMA's proposal for the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) will be presented in South Beach, Florida from 14:30 EST to 17:00 EST.

 

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16 April 2013
OMA to masterplan southern neighbourhood of Bordeaux
OMA has been commissioned to design a masterplan for a major new urban development south of Bordeaux (FR), based on the expansion of the local tram system. The project, led by OMA associate Clement Blanchet and commissioned by La Fabrique Métropolitaine de la Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux, aims to regenerate the neighborhoods of Bègles and Villenave d'Ornon, forging new connections to Bordeaux's central station. more
8 April 2013
OMA-Designed Furniture for Knoll Unveiled in Milan

A new furniture range, "Tools for Life," designed by OMA for Knoll, was unveiled today at the 52nd annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Knoll invited Rem Koolhaas to design the furniture to mark the company's 75 years in the business, in which time they have commissioned furniture by the architects Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Frank Gehry, among others.

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4 April 2013
OMA-Designed Coach Flagship Store Opens in Tokyo
Designed by Shohei Shigematsu and OMA's New York office, Coach's newest flagship store opens today on Omotesando, a prominent retail corridor in Tokyo. more
27 March 2013
OMA shortlisted by Nobel Foundation

OMA has been shortlisted along with eleven other architecture firms to design a new headquarters and visitors' centre for the Nobel Prize in Stockholm.

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14 March 2013
OMA completes Lehmann Maupin Gallery’s new exhibition space in Hong Kong
Lehmann Maupin Gallery's new exhibition space in Hong Kong, designed by OMA, opens today. Located within one of the few surviving pre-war structures in the center of Hong Kong's busy financial district, the gallery offers a high quality exhibition space that could also serve as an artist studio. more
8 March 2013
OMA masterplans Airport City for HIA Airport in Doha, Qatar

After winning an international competition, OMA has been announced as masterplanners for Airport City, a new 10km2 development where 200,000 people will live and work, linking the new Hamad International Airport with the city of Doha, Qatar. OMA's masterplan is a series of four circular districts along a spine parallel to the HIA runways, intended to create a strong visual identity and districts with unique identities. Phase One of the 30-year masterplan, which links airside and landside developments for business, logistics, retail, hotels, and residences, will be mostly complete in time for the 2022 World Cup, hosted by Qatar.

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7 March 2013
Public Works exhibition opens in Berlin
Today AMO's Public Works exhibition, first shown at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, opens at St Agnes in Berlin. Showcasing architectural masterpieces realized for the greater good by bureaucrats through 15 buildings, across different European cities, designed by architects employed by the public sector, the exhibition is curated by OMA Partner and Director of AMO Reinier de Graaf and by OMA Associate Laura Baird. more
18 February 2013
From CIAM to Cyberspace: Architecture and the Community

Today, students of the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design will present the results of From CIAM to Cyberspace: Architecture and the Community - a studio directed by OMA Partner Reinier de Graaf and OMA AMO Associate Laura Baird.

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13 February 2013
The Exhibition Hall, a new retail concept in Kuwait, by OMA
OMA is designing a new department store concept in Kuwait City. The Exhibition Hall, in the popular 360° Mall, will showcase the creativity of the region alongside international fashion brands through a flexible curated retail space, featuring cultural programs, exhibitions and installations. The project is led by OMA partners Iyad Alsaka and Rem Koolhaas, in partnership with Tamdeen Real Estate Co. more
6 February 2013
OMA to build Essence Financial Building in Shenzhen

OMA has won the design competition for the Essence Financial Building in Shenzhen. The project, led by OMA Partners David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas, and designed as a new generation office tower for Shenzhen, was selected from entries by four competing international and Chinese architectural practices.

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25 January 2013
Rem Koolhaas announces title for 2014 Venice architecture biennale
The President of la Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, accompanied by the curator of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Rem Koolhaas, met today at Ca' Giustinian with the representatives of the 40 Countries participating in the 14th Exhibition, which will take place from 7 June to 23 November 2014 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale (Preview on 5 and 6 June) and in various other venues in Venice. The title chosen by Rem Koolhaas for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition is: Fundamentals. more
23 January 2013
OMA's Shohei Shigematsu on New York

OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu speaks to Crane TV about directing the New York office and several of its projects, past and present, including the Whitney extension, the apartment tower on 22nd street and the Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson.

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11 January 2013
OMA’s Milstein Hall receives 2013 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

Milstein Hall, an extension to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University, has won a 2013 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture.

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8 January 2013
Rem Koolhaas announced as Director of 2014 Venice architecture biennale
The Board of Directors of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, met today in the headquarters of Cà Giustinian and, after thanking and expressing its gratitude to David Chipperfield for the excellent results of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, appointed Rem Koolhaas Director of the Architecture Sector, with the specific responsibility of curating the 14th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in 2014. 

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8 January 2013
Delirious New York published in Russian

Rem Koolhaas's Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan (1978) is now available in Russian. The translation, by Anastassia Smirnova, is published by Strelka Press, the publishing arm of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. More info (in Russian) here.

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18 December 2012
Ecole Centrale conference with Rem Koolhaas and Clement Blanchet

In a recent public event at the Pavilion de l'Arsenal in Paris, OMA founding partner Rem Koolhaas and associate/director of French projects Clement Blanchet presented OMA's recent Ecole Centrale competition win and its urban development in Saclay. Blanchet questioned the future of education, explaining the concept of LABcity Ecole Centrale as a new educational platform for the twenty-first century whilst Koolhaas discussed OMA's previous educational projects such as Jussieu - Two Libraries and the McCormick Tribune Centre at IIT.

View the entire lecture here.

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13 December 2012
OMA masterplan for Sydney convention and exhibition precinct redevelopment selected

The New South Wales Government annouced on Tuesday that Destination Sydney, consisting of Lend Lease, HOSTPLUS, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless, is the preferred consortium for Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) redevelopment. OMA is the masterplan designer within the consortium, and is also the conceptual architect of the ICC Hotels within the masterplan.

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21 November 2012
Rem Koolhaas presented with Jencks Award 2012
In a public event last night at the Royal Insitute of British Architects (RIBA) in London, Rem Koolhaas was presented with the annual Charles Jencks Award. In his citation, Jencks, an architectural historian and designer, who first met Koolhaas at the Architectural Association in the late 1960s, said: "Rem Koolhaas, more than any other architect of his generation, has built a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture." Koolhaas thanked Jencks for his longstanding "critical friendship," and then gave a lecture titled "Agenda: 4 Ambitions" which featured OMA's ongoing work in Eurasia, Lagos, preservation, and the countryside. View the lecture here. more
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