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“Creation from Catastrophe” at RIBA explores the possibilities of post-disaster design

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016
One of the first hopeful signs that things are picking up again after disaster strikes a city is the rebuilding of structures. As difficult as the aftermath may be, disasters become an opportunity for architects and communities to figure out new ways to design and build. In this spirit,…

Peek into OMA’s remodeling scheme for German department store KaDeWe in Berlin

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016
OMA was recently commissioned to redesign the Berlin department store for major German retailer Kaufhaus des Westens, or KaDeWe for short. KaDeWe is Europe's biggest department store that has offered its customers a wide selection of products since it first opened in 1907. Despite its long and steady…

OMI’s “OMA Fiction | Non Fiction” looks back on the firm’s formative years in Rotterdam & The Hague

Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Whether you're a diehard OMA fan or an architecture enthusiast, you might not want to miss this exhibition if you'll be in Rotterdam anytime soon. The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, more commonly referred to as OMA, has a slew of their works on display in an exhibition titled…

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…

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