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Rem Koolhaas/OMA to design proposed Manchester Arts Centre, “The Factory”

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Manchester City Council announced on Wednesday that Rem Koolhaas/OMA will design The Factory, the proposed £110 million (approx. US$166.3 million) Manchester Arts Centre in England. Koolhaas won the commission in an international design competition over fellow starchitects including Zaha Hadid, Mecanoo, Grimshaw Architects, Rafael Viñoly, DS+R, and Haworth…

OMA/Ole Scheeren’s The Interlace wins World Building of the Year 2015

Posted: Friday, November 06, 2015
In the blink of an eye, the World Architecture Festival had another successful year in Singapore. Since the 2015 festival kicked off this past Wednesday, 2,000 architects from around the globe gathered at Marina Bay Sands to witness more than 300 finalist teams give presentations to the super…

OMA to design Shanghai’s Lujiazui Exhibiton Center

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014
OMA appears to be rolling up their sleeves before the holidays: last Friday, we published new details on their Norra Tornen twin towers in Stockholm, and now we're kicking the week off with a recent competition win in China, the Lujiazui Exhibiton Center at the banks of…

New details on OMA’s Norra Tornen twin towers in Stockholm

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014
OMA recently revealed new details on the Norra Tornen twin towers -- formerly titled Tors Torn -- since they won the competition in 2013. The distinguishly faceted 100-meter towers, which are named Helix and Innovation, are being designed to be the third tallest twin skyscrapers in…

Boeri Studio wins International Highrise Award 2014, over OMA, Jean Nouvel, and Steven Holl

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Now in its sixth year, the International Highrise Award 2014 went to Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca & La Varra) with developer Hines Italia SGR. The biennial award recognizes high-rise towers around the world that…

OMA and OLIN Studio to design new 11th Street Bridge Park in D.C.

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014
OMA and OLIN Studio have been selected to design the new 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington D.C. The competition was held as part of the 11th Street Bridge Park project initiative, which will transform an old freeway bridge into D.C.'s first elevated park. From the

OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan is gradually coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. OMA design team leaders Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Kris Yao and Willy Yu of KRIS…

OMA wins Axel Springer Berlin HQ competition

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The wait is finally over. After a unanimous decision from the jury, Rem Koolhaas of OMA has the winning design for the new Berlin Media Campus of German publishing house Axel Springer. Starting from 18 German and international architecture firms, OMA's concept -- which we previously…

“Considering the Quake” exhibition explores the art and science in edgy seismic design

Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Stand your ground, the U.S. debut of the "Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge" exhibition will be on Feb. 13, 2014 at the AIA's Center for Architecture in New York. Based on resilient-design research gathered by curators Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng and founder/curator…

OMA’s proposal for the new Axel Springer HQ in Berlin

Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Multimedia group Axel Springer announced earlier today that BIG, OMA, and Buro-OS are the top three finalists for their new Media Center headquarters in Berlin. Final rankings are expected next month. All winning entries will be publicly displayed in the "A…

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