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4 October 2010
Rem Koolhaas to speak at EU-China cultural forum
The first ever "high level" cultural forum between the European Union and China, in Brussels this Wednesday and Thursday, will include a talk by Rem Koolhaas on interactions between the continents, and on OMA's ongoing work in China. The forum will be introduced by China's prime minister Wen Jiabao and the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. Other participants include Umberto Eco, Julia Kristeva and Peter Sloterdijk. More info here.
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27 September 2010
OMA completes gallery space in Hong Kong for Edouard Malingue
Hong Kong, 28 September 2010 – OMA's first completed project in Hong Kong opens today: museum-quality exhibition space and offices for the Edouard Malingue Gallery, the city's first gallery dedicated to Impressionist and Modernist masterpieces.
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25 September 2010
Al Manakh 2 launches in New York
Todd Reisz, the editor of Al Manakh 2, spoke together with Rem Koolhaas at Columbia University's school of Architecture, Planning and Preservation last Friday to launch Al Manakh 2 in New York. A critical moment in the US for a book that investigates the growing interconnectedness of the Gulf. Read the report on the blog Human Scribbles. more
9 September 2010
OMA wins competition for new library in Caen
Rotterdam, 10 September 2010 – OMA has won the competition for a major new library, the Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (BMVR), in Caen, France. The 12,000m2 building will be the focal point of new development in Caen. Surpassing five submissions by internationally-renowned competitors, the project, led by OMA associate-in-charge Clément Blanchet, will be OMA’s first cultural building in France.

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7 September 2010
OMA's library for Caen on Normandie TV
Clement Blanchet appears on Normandie TV, discussing OMA's design for Caen's new Bibliothèque Municipales à Vocation Régionale (starts at 2min20).




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30 August 2010
Domusweb: OMA, Palazzo delle Esposizioni
OMA, Palazzo delle Esposizioni
OMA’s exhibition shows that nearly 12% of the planet is marked as ‘preserved’ and increasingly the boundaries of preservation are narrowing. Radical change and radical stasis and the unmitigated rise of the preserved building. VIDEO
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30 August 2010
Domusweb: OMA, Palazzo delle Esposizioni
OMA, Palazzo delle Esposizioni
OMA’s exhibition shows that nearly 12% of the planet is marked as ‘preserved’ and increasingly the boundaries of preservation are narrowing. Radical change and radical stasis and the unmitigated rise of the preserved building. VIDEO

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28 August 2010
Rem Koolhaas awarded Golden Lion at Venice Biennale
At the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice today, Rem Koolhaas was awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement by Biennale director Kazuyo Sejima. Koolhaas commented: "It is a really wonderful moment to get a lifetime achievement award in the middle of my career. I will certainly treat it as an encouragement for further action. Thank you."

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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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