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16 December 2008
CCTV: Best of 2008 – New Yorker
17 December, 2008
CCTV chosen by Paul Goldberger as one of the best new buildings of 2008.
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12 September 2008
OMA at 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale
Venice, 15 September, 2008 – At the 11th International Architecture Biennale of Venice the Office for Metropolitan Architecture exhibits urban regeneration proposals for the business district of La Défense in Paris and for the neglected fishing port of Saint’Elia in Cagliari, Italy.
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8 September 2008
OMA to build residential high-rise in New York, its first new building in the city
New York City, 11 September, 2008 – Slazer Enterprises, developer of One Madison Park, in collaboration with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Los Angeles based Creative Artists Agency (CAA) presents to the public today their design for a new luxury residential high-rise, 23 East 22nd Street, OMA's first new building in New York City.
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3 August 2008
CCTV headquarters façade completed
Beijing, August 6, 2008 – The final panels of the glass facade of OMA's CCTV building have been installed, marking a crucial stage in the construction of the new TV station for China’s national broadcaster, designed by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren.
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7 June 2008
OMA appoints Shohei Shigematsu as Partner
Rotterdam, 10 June, 2008 – The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has appointed Shohei Shigematsu as partner of the OMA Holding company. Mr. Shigematsu is currently director of OMA*AMO PC in New York.
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6 June 2008
OMA Presents Design for Coolsingel Project
Rotterdam, June 9, 2008 – The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Dutch development company Multi Vastgoed will today present the concept design for a mixed-use building situated in the heart of Rotterdam's shopping district, the Coolsingel. A historic ABN AMRO building will become part of the project which contains 120,000m2 of program, including 30,000m2 of retail and 70,000m2 of office, residential, culture and leisure space. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2011, opening in 2013.
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16 April 2008
Prada Foundation: a new collaboration with OMA
Milan, 18 April 18, 2008 – AMO, the think-tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has been commissioned by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli to design the intervention on and transformation of an early 20th-century industrial site south of Milan to create new experimental spaces for the Prada Art Foundation.
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6 April 2008
Urban, social and ecological master plan for Cagliari
Cagliari, 9 April, 2008 – The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has presented its concept Masterplan of Saint'Elia, a fishing port in the south of Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia. With an initial foreseen investment of €30 million, OMA’s masterplan aims to address the complex social and environmental issues in the neglected area.
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5 April 2008
OMA reveals design of Bryghusgrunden Project
Copenhagen, April 7, 2008 – The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) today revealed the design for the Bryghusgrunden Project at the historic waterfront in Copenhagen. The 27,000 square meter building will include new facilities for the Danish Architecture Center (DAC), the headquarters of the Realdania Foundation, along with a distinctive mix of residential units, public program and playground facilities.
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18 March 2008
OMA to redevelop Modernist London icon
Rotterdam, 19 March 2008 – The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has been selected to redevelop the iconic Commonwealth Institute in Kensington and Chelsea, London, by Chelsfield, one of the United Kingdom's major property development groups, and their partner Ilchester Estate. The project includes the addition of a major residential scheme alongside the rejuvenation of the 1960’s structure at the edge of Holland Park. more
11 March 2008
OMA designs city from scratch in Dubai
Rotterdam, 12 March 2008 – The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has completed the Masterplan of Waterfront City, a city to be built from scratch by Nakheel in Dubai. Waterfront City will form a vibrant centre for the larger 140,000,000 m2 Waterfront development. Waterfront is Dubai's largest development to date providing homes for a prospective 1.5 million new inhabitants, effectively doubling Dubai’s population and creating one million jobs.
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1 February 2008
OMA reveals design for large-scale residential complex in Singapore
Beijing/Rotterdam, 1 February 2008 – CapitaLand Residential, a leading developer in Asia, and its partners have commissioned the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) to design a large-scale residential development in Singapore. more
27 January 2008
The State Hermitage Museum and AMO to collaborate on 2014 Masterplan
Rotterdam / St. Petersburg, 25 January 2008 – Think-tank AMO and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, will jointly develop a curatorial masterplan for the Hermitage. The Hermitage 2014 Masterplan marries the extensive knowledge of the Hermitage museum with AMO's experimental creativity and contemporary engagement. more
22 January 2008
OMA reveals design for Science Centre and Aquarium in Hamburg's Hafencity
Rotterdam, 22 January 2008 - The Office for Metropolitan Architecture has revealed the final design for a Science Centre and Aquarium for the Hamburg Hafencity complex. more