OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Architecture Firm Rotterdam / Netherlands

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CCTV – Headquarters Centro di Aggregazione Giovanile - ex Mercati Generali Royal Netherlands Embassy Casa da Musica Milstein Hall Concorso per la nuova sede di Gazprom Seoul National University Museum Riga Contemporary Art Museum 111 First Street Torre residenziale di 153m RAK Convention and Exhibition Centre Torre Bicentenario Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ Hamburg Science Centre and Aquarium Complesso residenziale Waterfront City Concept Master Plan per Sant’Elia Fondazione Prada Progetto Bryghusgrunden 23 East 22nd Street Masterplan Nuova Bovisa Taipei Performing Arts Centre Shenzhen Crystal Island The Interlace Rotterdam's Stadskantoor Nuovo campus del Chu Hai College Expansion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) Maggie’s Gartnavel Bibliothèque Municipales à Vocation Régionale Design Museum Benetton's Rialto megastore Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Stage set for ancient Greek theatre in Syracuse New Court Public Works 425 Park Avenue Tower The Dee and Charles Wyly Theater Essence Financial Building Lehmann Maupin Gallery Hamad International Airport Bryghusprojektet Norra Tornen Miami Beach Convention Center De Rotterdam G-Star RAW HQ De Kunsthal Axel Springer AG MAI - Marina Abramović Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art in Hudson Luminaire 11th Street Bridge Park West Louisville Food Port Il Fondaco dei Tedeschi New Museum for Western Australia Faena District Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville Timmerhuis Concrete Mpavilion Repossi Place Vendome
OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. AMO, a research and design studio, applies architectural thinking to domains beyond.

OMA is led by nine partners - Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long - and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include, Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation Headquarters, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Fondation d'Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Prince Plaza in Shenzhen, and Faena District in Miami.

OMA's completed projects include the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, a new building for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2016); Timmerhuis, new home for Rotterdam’s municipal offices (2015); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).

AMO often works in parallel with OMA's clients to fertilize architecture with intelligence from this array of disciplines. This is the case with Prada: AMO's research into identity, in-store technology, and new possibilities of content-production in fashion helped generate OMA's architectural designs for new Prada epicenter stores in New York and Los Angeles. In 2004, AMO was commissioned by the European Union to study its visual communication, and designed a coloured "barcode" flag - combining the flags of all member states - that was used during the Austrian presidency of the EU.

AMO has worked with Universal Studios, Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, Heineken, Ikea, Condé Nast, Harvard University and the Hermitage. It has produced exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale, including The Gulf (2006), Cronocaos (2010) and Public Works (2012) and for Fondazione Prada including When Attitudes Become Form (2012) and Serial and Portable Classics (2015). AMO, with Harvard University, was responsible for the research and curation of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale and it’s principle publication Elements. Other notable projects are a plan for a Europe-wide renewable energy grid; Project Japan, a 720-page book on the Metabolism architecture movement (Taschen, 2010); and the educational program of Strelka Institute in Moscow.
OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture
OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture
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OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. AMO, a research and design studio, applies architectural thinking to domains beyond. OMA is led by nine partners - Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long - and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai. OMA-designed buildings...

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