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
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. more
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. more
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. more
By Matt Tyrnauer, August 2010 What is the most important piece of architecture built since 1980? Vanity Fair’s survey of 52 experts, including 11 Pritzker Prize winners, has provided a clear answer:
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. more
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.
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. more
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has brushed aside concerns that the final design of the arts hub will end up being a mishmash of incoherent elements. The final plan for the 42-hectare project would maintain the integrity of its original design, the authority's chief executive, Graham Sheffield, said.
London, 7 May 2010 – OMA Book Machine, running from 7 May – 4 June at the Architectural Association in London, is the first ever retrospective of the books produced by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture – a practice co-founded by a writer, Rem Koolhaas, largely on the basis of a book, Delirious New York (1978). The centrepiece of the show is a specially-made 40,000-page book, binding together hundreds of OMA’s pamphlets and books made over 35 years of architectural thought, work and provocation. more
Moscow, 4 May 2010 – Strelka, a new postgraduate school for media, architecture and design, launches its ambitious educational program for 2010-11, developed in collaboration with AMO, in a special event at the Red October Chocolate Factory in Moscow on 25 May. more
Rotterdam, 19 April – Al Manakh: Gulf Continued is an essential and comprehensive guide to the cities of the Gulf, penetrating media clichés and delving deep into the new challenges facing the region in the wake of the financial crisis. more
14 April 2010 Rem Koolhaas delivers a lecture at Cornell University – where OMA is building a major extension to the College of Art, Architecture, and Planning – on OMA's projects in the US, built and unbuilt.