The new home of Fondazione Prada in Milan, inaugurated in 2015 after the renovation of seven structures of the old distillery – warehouses, laboratories, and brewing silos; and the construction of two new ones – a glazed exhibition hall and a mirror
The extension of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec sits amid the other three existing institutional buildings creating a complex on the edge of the park. The project tries to establish new relationships between the green areas and the adjac
Upon its completion in 1992, Rijnstraat 8 represented both an innovative office typology – its atriums served as conservatories – and a leading example of sustainability. Over time, the building no longer offered the flexibility required of a contemp
The School of Science and Sports at Brighton College, one of Britain’s leading schools, combines two well-differentiated areas: a historic sector, composed of heritage-listed buildings, designed by Sir Gilbert Scott and Sir Thomas Jackson in the 19th
The nhow RAI Hotel rises in the rapidly developing Zuidas business district, in the south of Amsterdam. The 91-meter building contains a mixed program with workspaces as well as entertainment. The main part is the hotel, which occupies nineteen of th
The firms Rem Koolhaas – OMA and gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner are the winners of the competition to draw up the masterplan and architectural design for Chengdu Future Science and Technology City, located 50 kilometers from Chengdu and
A series of stairs, escalators, and ramps leads to ‘The Valley,’ where a tower with a cascade and a climbing wall at the rear becomes a landmark in the park, surrounded by a concrete ‘ring’ where different activities and events can be held...
Located in Perth’s cultural center and formed with renovated heritage-listed buildings – an old prison, a library, and an art gallery – and new volumes, the WA Museum Boola Bardip provides spaces for exhibitions and events, and new retail and dining.
The German publishing group Axel Springer is currently shifting from print to digital media. To launch this move the company decided to call a competition to extend its Berlin headquarters with a new building that would act both as a symbol and as a
Toulouse’s new Exhibition and Convention Center (MEETT) is positioned in between the city and the countryside, near an international airport and one of the main Airbus hangars. This area on the outskirts of the city is characterized by urbanized plot
This mixed-used skyscraper designed by OMA / David Gianotten contains 60,000 square meters of offices over a 40,000-square-meter podium mall. Built by the real estate developer China Merchants Shekou Holdings in Shenzhen’s Shekou economic zone, the 2
In his book Four Walls and a Roof, Reinier de Graaf —an OMA partner— described the current architecture scene in the conviction that ideals are always eventually dissolved by the corrosive action of forces bigger than architecture: markets and politi
Consistent with its trajectory, the work of OMA tries to capture the moment, the instant we happen to have right before us, which we contribute to giving form to but are ashamed to take on as our own, as happened with congestion, “mall-ification,” ju
How many OMA projects do you know? Chances are a few, given you’re engaged in architecture to the extent that you read magazines such as the one in which these words are printed. Fifty? One hundred? Less? Ten? More? The office’s output certainly did
Architecture is choral: it is conceived, built, and enjoyed by many. Choral in their design, execution, and use, projects admit the intervention of soloists, and it is inevitable to associate exemplary works to a charismatic author, a demanding contr
The Australian architecture firm Hassell has in collaboration with the Dutch studio OMA finished renovating the Museum for Western Australia in the heart of the city of Perth’s cultural precinct. Its new aboriginal nickname, ‘Boola Bardip’ (many stor
The name of five finalists in the competition to redevelop Madrid’s Azca business district have been made public: Diller Scofidio+Renfro with Porter+Bowman and b720; Heatherwick Studio with CLK; MVRDV with estudio GRAS; Rem Koolhaas-OMA with Battle i
In collaboration with local firms PPA Architectures and Taillandier Architectes Associés, Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture has built MEETT, the city of Toulouse’s new convention and exhibition center. With its 155,000 square meter
Norra Tornen, the residential towers in Stockholm, designed by OMA / Reinier de Graaf, has been announced the winner of the ninth edition of the International Highrise Award (IHA)...
A screen-like building, seemingly trivial but with a scale and urban position that make it a monument, has given OMA / Reiner de Graaf the victory in the contest for the new headquarters of the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB), beside the B
Prejudice associates private schools in the English-speaking countryside with antiquated but decorous Gothic or neo-Gothic architectures featuring ivy-covered walls, colorful stained glass windows, and boiseries worthy of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. So
In a departure from the gothic image of English private schools, Brighton College’s new building, designed by OMA, is an expression of global ambition. Think of an English private school and you will probably think of somewhere gothic. Something like
The firm of Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, will be building a Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) department store, cum hotel, in Vienna’s historic center, right in the Museumsquartier. The project – OMA’s first in the Austrian capital