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Contemporary Dutch Architecture Practice: Rotterdam Design Studio, The Netherlands, Europe

post updated 29 March 2022

Rem Koolhaas Architect News

Rem Koolhaas News

29 Mar 2022
Three New Qatar Museum Building Designs

Speaking today at the 2022 Doha Forum in Qatar, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, announced the development of three major new museums:

  • Art Mill: architect Alejandro Aravena / ELEMENTAL
  • Lusail Museum: architect Jacques Herzog / Herzog & de Meuron
  • Qatar Auto Museum: architect Rem Koolhaas / OMA
  • Three New Qatar Museum Buildings

    6 Dec 2017
    Rem Koolhaas Plans a Countryside Exhibition at the Guggenheim

    Rem Koolhaas, the architect whose ties to urbanism run so deep that his firm is even called the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, Holland, has shifted his focus to the countryside, reports the New York Times.

    His recent research obsession will be the subject of “Countryside: Future of the World,” an exhibition planned for the Guggenheim Museum’s spiral rotunda in fall 2019, the museum announced on Wednesday.

    The exhibition — organized by Troy Conrad Therrien in his most ambitious project since he was hired as the Guggenheim’s first curator for architecture and digital initiatives three years ago — will explore how the world’s rural landscapes have been altered by technology, migration and climate change.

    source: Rem Koolhaas Countryside Exhibition at Guggenheim New York Museum

    17 Jun 2016
    Rem Koolhaas claims Brexit Leave campaigners are fighting for an England that doesn’t exist

    OMA founder Rem Koolhaas says that Britain’s EU Leave campaigners believe they can change England back to the way it was, but don’t understand what that really means.

    Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas recently chaired a 12-hour debate on “what is Europe?”. He argues the EU has been a good thing for his country and for the UK, where he began his architecture studies in the 1960s.

    Sitting in his Rotterdam office, he told me the Brexit camp was full of people who “fundamentally want to change England back to the way it was before” and lamented the way, as he sees it, the EU has been used as a scapegoat.

    “It is the nations and prime ministers that take the decisions, but because of this myth of Brussels, they are also able to blame Brussels for the decisions they took themselves,” he said.

    But Mr Koolhaas seems to be an increasingly rare voice in a country re-examining its own relationship with the EU and where fears are rising that the club of nations opposed to a more federal, political union is about to lose a member.

    Rem Koolhaas on Brexit

    Tomas Koolhaas, Son Of Rem, Prepares Doc About His Father
    7 Jan 2014 – “REM,” a documentary by the filmmaker Tomas Koolhaas about his architect father, reports Metropolis from an article that originally appeared on ArchDaily as “Tomas Koolhaas Releases Official ‘REM’ Trailer, Exclusive Interview with Kanye West.”

    Rem Koolhaas

    Los Angeles-based cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas is nearing completion of his highly anticipated film, REM. The feature length documentary, which focuses on the work of Tomas’ famed father, Rem, is the first architectural film to “comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around Rem’s buildings from a ground-level perspective.” Rather than lifeless still shots and long-winded, intellectual discourse, REM exposes the one thing that gives each building function and purpose: how it is used by people.

    So far, REM has been funded entirely by grants. However, in order for Tomas to collect the necessary funds to complete the film, he has turned to the internet. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of raising $30,000, which he says will be used for the last stages of photography and overall post-production.

    Koolhaas to be Director of 2014 Venice architecture biennale
    11 Jan 2013 – The Board of Directors of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, met today in the headquarters of Cà Giustinian and, after thanking and expressing its gratitude to David Chipperfield for the excellent results of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, appointed Koolhaas Director of the Architecture Sector, with the specific responsibility of curating the 14th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in 2014.

    Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas:
    Rem Koolhaas Architect
    image copyright Dominik Gigler

    At the end of the meeting of the Board, President Paolo Baratta stated: “The Architecture Exhibitions of the Biennale have gradually grown in importance internationally. Koolhaas, one of the most significant personalities among the architects of our time – who has based all his work on intense research, now renowned celebrity – has accepted to engage himself in yet another research and, why not, rethinking”.

    On his part, Rem has stated: “We want to take a fresh look at the fundamental elements of architecture – used by any architect, anywhere, anytime – to see if we can discover something new about architecture.”

    Venice Biennale

    Recent Rem Koolhaas News

    Maggies Gartnavel, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Maggies Gartnavel Glasgow - Placebo Architecture
    photo © Adrian Welch
    Maggies Gartnavel Building

    2012 Jencks Award Winner

    Tuesday 20 November 2012, 18.30, RIBA – Public lecture by Rem chaired by Charles Jencks, and presentation of award

    Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement / Leone d’oro alla carriera 12. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – la Biennale di Venezia
    Rem Koolhaas
    photo © OMA; image by Blommers+Schumm

    Central China Television headquarters in Beijing:
    Central China Television headquarters
    image copyright Philippe Ruault

    Jencks Award

    Rem Koolhaas – Key Projects

    Featured Buildings by this Dutch architecture studio, alphabetical:

    Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
    Casa da Música
    photo : Phillipe Ruault
    Casa da Música Porto Building

    Central Chinese Television Tower, China
    Central China TV Tower
    picture from architect studio
    Central China TV Tower, Beijing

    Maison á Bordeaux, France
    Maison á Bordeaux
    photo : Hans Werlemann
    French House

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

    Scotts Tower, Singapore
    Singapore Scotts Tower
    image from OMA
    Singapore Tower Design

    Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ, China
    Stock Exchange Shenzhen Stock
    image © OMA Architects
    Shenzhen Stock Exchange

    More buildings / projects by Rem Koolhaas architect online soon

    Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe

    OMA Practice Information

    OMA Background

    Rem Koolhaas was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association, London, 1972


    Rem Koolhaas
    photograph from Nitropix 240507

    Office for Metropolitan Architecture – Dutch architects studio led by Rem

    Key Architecture Awards

    – Pritzker Laureate 2000
    – Mies van der Rohe Award 2005 [European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture] for Netherlands Embassy Berlin

    Rem Koolhaas Buildings

    Major Projects listed chronologically:
    Central Chinese Television Tower, Beijing, China 2006-08
    Cornell University School of Architecture, Art & Planning, New York, USA 2007-
    White City masterplan, northwest London, UK 2006-
    Illinois Institute of Technology – New Student Center, USA –
    Dallas Center for Performing Arts building, USA –
    Almere Megabioscoop – cinema multiplex, Netherlands 2007
    Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal 2006
    Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Washington, USA 2004
    McCormick Tribune Campus Center – IIT, Chicago, Illinois, USA 2003
    Prada New York, USA 2001
    Netherlands Embassy, Berlin, Germany 2001
    Maison at Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 1998
    Educatorium Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands 1997
    Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France 1994
    Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1992
    Checkpoint Charlie building, Berlin, Germany 1990
    Netherlands Dance Theater, The Hague, Netherlands 1987-88

    Rem was the winner of the RIBA Gold Medal in 2004.

    Dutch Architecture

    Dutch Architects

    New York Architects Offices

    Residential Complex, Singapore
    Singapore Residential Development
    image © OMA / Ole Scheeren
    Singapore Residential Complex

    Rem Koolhaas Books

    S,M,L,XL with Bruce Mau
    Delirious New York
    Rem Koolhaas and the Place of Modern Architecture

    S,M,L,XL with Bruce Mau
    Rem Koolhaas Architecture Book
    Authors: Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau
    Editors: Jennifer Eigler, Hans Werlemann

    Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
    Rem Koolhaas manifesto

    OMA Website:

    Dutch Architecture Designs

    Rem was Pritzker Prize architects Winner in 2000

    Buildings / photos for the Rem Koolhaas Architecture – Dutch Architect Studio page welcome