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27 August 2010
Rem Koolhaas: ‘Er is een obsessie met behoud’

Volkskrant 30 August 2010


De gevolgen van architectonische behoudzucht zijn soms pervers, zegt ‘starchitect’ Rem Koolhaas in een vraaggesprek in Venetie, waar hij een oeuvre-Gouden Leeuw kreeg.

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27 August 2010
OMA to restore Fondaco dei Tedeschi, landmark building in Venice
Venice, 27 August, 2010 – OMA today unveils its design for the major restoration and redefinition of one of Venice's largest and most iconic buildings: the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, a property owned by the Benetton family, adjacent to the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal.
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27 August 2010
Reinier de Graaf at Beyond Entropy
Given that we often criticize the meager and token efforts of fern-covered walls or 'greenwashed' products which often surface at biennales, admittedly we found it a bit strange to come to Venice and talk about sustainability. We wanted, however, to use the opportunity to suggest that architects could play a larger role in addressing the urgency of the issue.


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26 August 2010
WKCD forum in the Hong Kong Pavilion
In a rare meeting of minds, Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster and Rocco Yim this afternoon presented their conceptual masterplans for the West Kowloon Cultural District in the Hong Kong pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale. OMA's design is based on the model of urban villages, which Koolhaas explains here...


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24 August 2010
Strelka and OMA strategize in Venice
Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf of OMA just participated in a forum at the Teatro Piccolo with the founders of Strelka, a new school in Moscow starting in October, for which AMO is developing the educational program.

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21 August 2010
'Preservation' opens at 12th International Architecture Exhibition
OMA's exhibition on Preservation - its expanding territories, increasing demands, and unforeseen side effects - is opening to the press today at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. With the theme of CRONOCAOS, we explore the wrenching simultaneity of preservation and destruction, which is destroying any sense of a linear evolution of time.
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17 August 2010
OMA reveals plans for new cultural district in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, 20 August, 2010 - The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority unveiled today OMA's conceptual masterplan for a major new arts district in Hong Kong. Under OMA's plan - one of three competing proposals - the 40 hectare waterfront site facing Victoria Harbour would become an authentic environment of three urban villages embedded in a new public park, Hong Kong's largest.


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16 August 2010
Rethinking Education - Strelka and OMA in conversation at Venice
Moscow, 19 August 2010 – Strelka, a new postgraduate school in Moscow for Media, Architecture and Design, is teaming up with OMA at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – directed by Kazuyo Sejima and titled People meet in Architecture – for a conversation on architectural education – in Russia and beyond. OMA’s think tank, AMO, has developed an educational programme for Strelka, which will open its doors to students in October.
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16 August 2010
OMA exhibits in Venice as Rem Koolhaas wins Golden Lion
Rotterdam, 19 August, 2010 – OMA's major installation 'Preservation' opens next week in Venice at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, alongside exhibits on current work around the world and a new, large-scale preservation project in Venice itself.
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13 August 2010
Repairs begin on TVCC
After a fire in February 2009 and subsequent structural and safety assessments, repairs began yesterday on OMA's Television Cultural Centre in Beijing. The Beijing Urban Construction Group is restoring the building according to OMA's original design. Adjacent to the China Central Television headquarters (also designed by OMA), TVCC will include a hotel, theatre, exhibition and conference space.
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30 July 2010
OMA's Seattle Library, CCTV and Casa da Musica listed among the greatest buildings of the last 30 years
13 July 2010
Many Happy Returns – Artforum
July 2010
Koolhaas discusses OMA's curatorial masterplan for the Hermitage, and the state of museums today.
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26 June 2010
OMA's Shenzhen Stock Exchange Tops Out
Shenzhen, 28 June, 2010 – The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) – designed by OMA as new home for China’s equivalent of the NASDAQ exchange for hi-tech industries – topped out last Saturday at 246 metres, confirming its monumental presence in the rapidly developing centre of Shenzhen. The building is remarkable not only for its height: with a raised podium suspended 36 metres over a public plaza and projecting 54 metres from the tower base, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange has one of the largest cantilevers in the world.
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19 June 2010
The shape of things to come: Rem Koolhaas's striking designs – The Independent
21 June 2010
Interview with Rem Koolhaas and feature on OMA's Rothschild Bank and Al Manakh: Gulf Continued.   more
3 June 2010
Oh, this year I'm off to sunny Solaria - The Observer
09 May 2010
Feature on Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe, a report commissioned by the European Climate Foundation by five leading consultancies: Imperial College London, KEMA, McKinsey & Company, Oxford Economics and AMO. more
26 May 2010
Passt das nach Den Haag? - Baunetz
29 April 2010
Feature on competition for new Dance & Music Theatre in The Hague, which will replace OMA's NDT building from 1987
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26 May 2010
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres - The Observer
02 May 2010
Feature on Maggies Centre, Gartnaval, A cancer care centre on the grounds of Gartnavel hospital

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26 May 2010
City of dreams lives on - The National
10 May 2010
Interview with Rem Koolhaas and Feature on Al Manakh: Gulf Continued, a 536-page guide to the Gulf published by AMO, Pink Tank, Archis and the Netherlands Architecture Institute in April 2010.
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25 May 2010
Tomes, sweet tomes: how Rem Koolhaas re-engineered the architecture book - Guardian

05 May 2010
Feature on OMA Bookmachine, an exhibition of 35 years of OMA publications in one single 40,000 page book, on display at London's Architectural Association.

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25 May 2010
Ravaged cities of Russia get Koolhaas cure - The Independent
25 May 2010
Feature on Strelka, a new postgraduate school for media, architecture and design in Moscow, which educational program is written by AMO.
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