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16 April 2015
OMA designs OPEN: a new door handle for Olivari
A new door handle, Open, designed by OMA for Olivari will be presented at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Rem Koolhaas was invited by the Italian manufacturer to design an innovative handle, a collaboration which led to a reduction of the element to its primary functional components: the hub and the lever. This modular separation results in two independent elements that join mechanically to generate multiple combinations of metals and finishes. more
16 April 2015
Jason Long Lecture at Savannah College of Art and Design
At Savannah College of Art and Design's 10th annual edition of SCADstyle Jason Long presents Beyond Blueprints: OMA's Alternative Approach to Architecture, today April 16.
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15 April 2015
Shohei Shigematsu Lecture at Virginia Tech
Shohei Shigematsu speaks about Next Typologies at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech, today April 15.
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14 April 2015
OMA designs pavilion and an exhibition for Knoll
For the 54th edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, OMA, with Petra Blaisse-Inside/Outside, collaborates once again with furniture manufacturer Knoll, designing This is Knoll-pavilion and an exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of Harry Bertoia.
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19 March 2015
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli lecture at the Berlage Institute
OMA partner Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli gave a lecture about staging at the Berlage Institute on 19 March 2015.
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23 February 2015
OMA designs a Food Port in West Louisville
OMA has designed a masterplan for a mixed-use project that will provide a new centralized facility for the growing, selling and distribution of food for local farmers and the community. Working in collaboration with the non-profit Seed Capital Kentucky for the City of Louisville, the Food Port will take significant steps towards rejuvenating a 24-acre vacant site into an active economic and community hub. more
5 February 2015
OMA opens new office in Dubai
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has opened a Dubai office to design and oversee projects in the MEA region. Together with headquarters in Rotterdam and offices in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Doha, OMA Dubai will strengthen the practice's presence in the Middle East, and also provide a connection point for future work in Africa and India. The office is located in Al Warsan Tower in TECOM. more
29 January 2015
OMA designs a new lighting system for iGuzzini
A new lighting concept, the Laser Blade System53, designed by OMA for iGuzzini, marks the beginning of a long-term partnership with the established Italian lighting manufacturer. OMA was invited to design the system following a collaboration on a special version of the Laser Blade Wall washer and custom-built library table for the Elements of Architecture Exhibition at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. more
23 December 2014
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) tops out
The OMA-designed Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) reached its highest point of construction today, with a steel truss system framing the museum's three stacked galleries. more
15 December 2014
OMA赢得上海一个展览中心的设计竞赛 / OMA wins Competition for an Exhibition Centre in Shanghai

上海陆家嘴展览中心坐落在上海浦东北端最新的开发区,整个开发区沿黄浦江而立,是全球最具标志性的滨水风光之一。

The Lujiazui Exhibiton Centre is located on the northern and most recent development of Shanghai Pudong, along the Huangpu River, one of the most photographed waterfronts in the world.

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11 December 2014
“Display of Displays” opens in new Hermitage exhibition space designed by OMA
"Display of Displays," or "The History of the Hermitage Reflected in its Showcases" an exhibition conceived by AMO and the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, opened on December 6, 2014 as part of the museum's 250th anniversary celebrations. more
8 December 2014
OMA Appoints David Gianotten as Managing Partner-Architect

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has appointed David Gianotten to serve as managing partner-architect.

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20 November 2014
OMA announces masterplan project in Grand Lyon, France

OMA is currently working on an urban renewal masterplan for Vallee de la Chimie.

"La Vallee de la Chimie" is one of  the biggest chemical and petrochemical parks in Europe, located on the outskirts of Lyon, France. With more than 1 000 companies, 6 research and development centers and 20 000 jobs concentrated on 800 hectares, la Vallee de la Chimie encompasses all contemporary challenges related with urban renewal. The historical conditions that once allowed it to flourish, now isolate it from the rest of the city and hamper its development.

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19 November 2014
De Rotterdam nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

OMA's De Rotterdam, completed in November 2013, has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.

For more information on the Mies van der Rohe Award click here

For more information on De Rotterdam click here

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17 October 2014
OMA + OLIN win 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington DC

OMA and landscape architect OLIN win the competition for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington DC. The scheme was unanimously selected by the jury, in addition to receiving the recommendation of the design oversight committee and topping the public poll.

11th Street Bridge Park will be located on the original pillars of a decommissioned road bridge, spanning the Anacostia River to connect the exiting Anacostia Park on one side with Washington Navy Yard on the other.

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13 October 2014
OMA joins New Cities Foundation

OMA is pleased to announce that it has joined the New Cities Foundation as a member.

This is an exciting step in the ongoing collaboration between OMA and the New Cities Foundation, which has so far seen Rem Koolhaas give the keynote speech at Cityquest - KAEC Forum in Saudi Arabia (2013), and Reinier de Graaf participate in a Smart Cities panel at the New Cities Summit in Dallas in June 2014.

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8 September 2014
OMA Appoints Four New Partners

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is pleased to announce that Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora have joined the OMA partnership.

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27 August 2014
OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center Tops Out
Taipei, 27 August 2014 - The OMA-designed Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) tops out today. Consisting of three theatres plugged into a central cube, TPAC encourages experimental theatre production, while a public loop invites wider engagement in the performing arts. more
22 July 2014
Prince Plaza Building in Shenzhen designed by OMA breaks ground today
Shenzhen, 22 July 2014 - Construction begins today on the OMA-designed Prince Plaza Building in Shenzhen, China. The 209-meter office tower responds to the transformation of Shekou, Shenzhen's first developed industrial area, into a new commercial and creative hub.
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9 July 2014
OMA’s De Rotterdam, G-Star Raw HQ & Shenzhen Stock Exchange have been shortlisted for World Architecture Festival awards in Singapore
De Rotterdam has been shortlisted by WAF in the Completed Buildings - New and Old category; G-Star Raw HQ in the Completed Buildings - Production Energy and Recycling category; and Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the Completed Buildings - Office category. The winners will be decided after presentations on October 1 and 2 at the 2014 WAF in Singapore. more
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