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OMA Architects – News from 2011

OMA to build major convention centre in Toulouse, France
Parc des Expositions Toulouse design by OMA Architects
image © OMA
Parc des Expositions Toulouse – 11 Jul 2011
OMA has won the competition to design the new Parc des Expositions (PEX) in the innovation zone of Toulouse, southern France. PEX is conceived as a new gateway to the city and will host exhibitions, conferences, and concerts. The 338,000m2 project is designed to be a compact mini-city.

OMA Exhibition, Paris, France
OMA Exhibition Paris
image courtesy OMA
OMA Exhibition : (IM)PURE, (IN)FORMAL, (UN)BUILT – 16 Jun 2011

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China
Shenzhen Stock Exchange design by OMA Architects
photo © Zoo Productions
Shenzhen Stock Exchange : new images, 10 Jun 2011

Venice Biennale OMA, Italy : OMA and Prada – exhibition, 3 Jun 2011
Largo Isarco design by OMA Architects
image © OMA

OMA completes new office space for McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong, 3 Jun 2011
McKinsey & Company Hong Kong design by OMA Architects
photograph © OMA

OMA Architects – News from 2010

Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong. 28 Sep 2010
Edouard Malingue Gallery design by OMA Architects
photograph courtesy OMA

Caen Library, France. 11 Sep 2010
Caen Library design by OMA Architects
image © OMA

West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong. 20 Aug 2010 – won 2011 by Foster + Partners
West Kowloon Cultural District design by OMA Architects
image courtesy OMA

Venice Biennale Strelka Event, Italy
Rem Koolhaas
photo © Alexander Pautov for Strelka Institute

Quebec Museum Competition, Canada : OMA win
Quebec Museum Competition
image : OMA

OMA and Ole Scheeren to work independently
Ole Scheeren
image from Andrea Schwan
OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and Ole Scheeren announced that Ole Scheeren will be leaving OMA architects in order to establish his own architects studio. During his time at Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Scheeren led several of OMA’s projects, including the design and construction of CCTV and TVCC in Beijing, the Prada Epicenters in New York and Los Angeles, the MahaNakhon tower in Bangkok and the Interlace in Singapore.By streamlining OMA’s Beijing operations, expanding its Hong Kong office, and placing both architects offices under the leadership of David Gianotten, general manager of OMA Asia, OMA believes it will be well positioned to offer its clients across Asia a strong and diversified portfolio of services.

OMA will continue to execute its numerous projects in Asia, including the masterplan study for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, the Taipei Performing Arts Centre in Taiwan, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Chu Hai College campus in Hong Kong.

OMA Architects – Key Links

OMA : main page with current news + building images

OMA Architects : projects up to 2011 (this page)

OMA Hong Kong : HK practice information

Office for Metropolitan Architecture : Background + alphabetical list of all buildings

Recent OMA Buildings

Chu Hai Colllege Campus, Hong Kong
Chu Hai Colllege
picture from architect

Stadskantoor, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
image from architects

Almere Masterplan, The Netherlands
Almere Masterplan design by OMA Architects
image : Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

MahaNakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
MahaNakhon Building design by OMA Architects
image © OMA/Ole Scheeren

De Rotterdam, The Netherlands
De Rotterdam design by OMA Architects
image : OMA architects

Shenzhen Crystal Island, China
Shenzhen Crystal Island design by OMA Architects
image © OMA / Ole Scheeren

Prada Transformer, Korea
Prada Transformer Seoul design by OMA Architects
photo from OMA architects

Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Taiwan
Taipei Performing Arts Centre
image : Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Koningin Julianaplein, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Koningin Julianaplein
image courtesy Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Bryghusgrunden Copenhagen,
Bryghusgrunden Copenhagen
picture from architect

OMA Buildings – Key Architecture

Netherlands Dance Theater, The Hague, Netherlands 1987-88
Villa Dall’Ava, Saint Cloud, Paris, France 1989-90
Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany 1990
Nexus Housing, Fukuoka, Japan 1991
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1992
Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France 1994
Educatorium Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands 1997
Maison at Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 1998
Netherlands Embassy, Berlin, Germany 2001
Prada New York, USA 2001
McCormick Tribune Campus Center – IIT, Chicago, Illinois, USA 2003
Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Washington, USA 2004
Cornell University School of Architecture, Art & Planning, New York, USA 2007-
Rothschild building, City of London, England, UK 2006-
Central Chinese Television Tower, Beijing, China 2006-12
Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal 2006
Science Centre, Hamburg, Germany 2006-
Torre Bicentenario, Mexico City, Mexico 2007-10
House for Anish Kapoor, Bahamas 2008-

OMA – Featured Buildings by Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Designs, alphabetical:

23 East 22nd Street, New York, USA
23 East 22nd Street
image : OMA architects
23 East 22nd Street

Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
Casa da Musica
photo by Phillipe Ruault
Casa da Música

Central Chinese Television Tower, China
Central China TV building
image : Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
CCTV Beijing

Cornell School of Architecture, New York
Cornell University
photo : Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Cornell School of Architecture, Ithaca

Hamburg Science Centre, Germany
Hamburg Science Centre
picture : Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Hamburg Science Centre

Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie, Germany
Checkpoint Charlie Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Checkpoint Charlie Building, Berlin

Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art
Riga building
picture : OMA architects
Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art

Maison á Bordeaux, France
Maison á Bordeaux
photo : Hans Werlemann, Courtesy of OMA
Maison á Bordeaux

Netherlands Embassy Berlin, Germany
Dutch Embassy Berlin
photo © Adrian Welch
Netherlands Embassy Berlin

Porsche Design Towers, Dubai, UAE
OMA with Porsche Design Studio
Porsche Design Towers
image : Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Porsche Design Towers Dubai

Prada Store, New York, USA
Prada New York
photo: Armin Linke, from OMA
Prada New York

Seattle Public Library, Seattle, USA
Seattle Library
photo : Philippe Ruault, from OMA
Seattle Library Building

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China
Shenzhen Tower
image : Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Shenzhen Stock Exchange Building

Singapore Tower, Singapore
Singapore Scotts Tower
picture : OMA architects
Singapore Tower

TVCC building, Beijing, China
Television Cultural Center Beijing
image : Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
TVCC building

Waterfront City Dubai – Masterplan, UAE
Waterfront City UAE
picture : OMA architects
Waterfront City Dubai

OMA Competition Entry:

Birmingham Library, West Midlands, central England, UK
Shortlist of 7 architects practices
Birmingham Library Competition

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