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NewsNews • 30 Apr 2024

Key projects by OMA

OMA is an internationally renowned architecture and urbanism practice led by eight partners, Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, Chris van Duijn, Jason Long, and Managing Partner-Architect David Gianotten. With offices in Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Doha, and Australia, the practice has completed numerous high-profile projects, such as the Toranomon Hills Station Tower, Taipei Performing Arts Centre, and Fondazione Prada in Milan. OMA's research and design studio, AMO, collaborates with clients from various fields to apply architectural thinking to different domains. The Taipei Performing Arts Centre was awarded the 'Theatre Building of the Year' and the 'Building of... More

NewsArchello Awards • 4 Dec 2023

OMAs Taipei Performing Arts Center selected by jury as Building of the Year 2023

Archello Awards 2023 has revealed the winning projects selected as winners of this year’s awards. For each of the 27 categories, one project was awarded by jury vote, and one project was awarded by public vote. The jury has selected the Taipei Performing Arts Center by OMA as Overall Building of the Year. Located at Taipei’s Shilin Night Market, Taipei Performing Arts Center houses three theaters plugged into a central cube. It is a flexible building that allows performing spaces to be coupled for new theatrical possibilities. The building features multiple 'front' facades defined by the theaters protruding from the building and hovering above a landscaped plaza, which serves as an additional public stage. Hsuan Lang Lin... More

NewsNews • 31 Oct 2023

OMA unveils its first high-rise in Tokyo – The Toranomon Hills Station Tower

OMA, with partner Shohei Shigematsu, recently announced the completion of the Toranomon Hills Station Tower. The 49-storey mixed-use tower is the international firm’s first ground-up edifice in Tokyo and the largest built project to date. Developed by Mori Building, the tower served as the final phase of its vision to transform central Tokyo and the Toranomon Hills area into an emerging hub for Global Business Centres. Tomoyuki Kusunose Tomoyuki Kusunose The tower is situated at the end of Shintora-dori Avenue, a recently redesigned access route that links Tokyo Bay with the city centre. Its form derives from extending the axis of Shintora-dori Avenue, emphasizing its public function as a focal area for various commun... More

NewsNews • 25 Sep 2023

OMA completes design of a new landmark cultural venue in Manchester

OMA has completed the design of Aviva Studios, a new landmark cultural venue in Manchester, England. In an ambitious project led by OMA Partner, Ellen van Loon, Aviva Studios is the acclaimed architectural firm’s first major public building in the UK. Located in Manchester’s historic industrial center, the building is part of the St. John's Quarter redevelopment, a new city centre neighborhood. OMA David Levene OMA won an international competition to design Aviva Studios in 2015. The venue welcomed its first public visitors in June 2023 and will stage its inaugural opening production in October 2023. Built on a 1.8-hectare (4.45-acre) site, the venue’s expansive internal area spans 13,350 square meters (... More

NewsNews • 27 May 2023

OMA enriches the cosmopolitan energy of New York’s iconic Tiffany & Co. flagship with an evocative new floating volume and holistic renovation

Originally opening its doors in 1940, the Tiffany & Co. flagship on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue is a quintessential feature of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. This spring’s re-opening of the store, now known as “The Landmark,” is the first holistic renovation of the location since its opening in 1940. The Landmark core and shell renovation with new, top-volume addition is designed by OMA New York, which Partner Shohei Shigematsu and Associate Jake Forster lead. floto + warner OMA’s collaboration with Tiffany & Co. on the project began in 2018 with programming and visioning for the multi-story building. Early master planning exercises led to reorganizing and rezoning the retail programs to facilitat... More

NewsNews • 19 Apr 2023

‘Beyond the Surface’ explores the journey of natural stone in a Milanese palazzo

SolidNature, a boutique natural stone and design brand, has commissioned internationally renowned architectural firm OMA to design a new immersive experience for Milan Design Week 2023. In response, OMA created an installation that explores the journey of natural stone, from its geological formation to the finished product. Photograph by Arthur Wong, Courtesy of OMA Caption Beyond the Surface is SolidNature’s second exhibition at the design world’s largest trade fair (and follows 2022’s Monumental Wonders, also designed by OMA). The installation takes place in the basement and garden of the neo-Romanesque Casa Maveri in Milan’s Brera District. Designed by Ellen van Loon and Giulio Margheri of OMA,... More

NewsNews • 6 Feb 2023

Preview of OMA's first tower to be completed in Tokyo

Set to open in the Fall of 2023, Toranomon Hills Station Tower marks OMA's first built tower in Tokyo. The multi-use project incorporates a transportation node and network and forms a keystone of Mori Building's Toranomon Hills development, new global business centre, and urban hub for Tokyo.  OMA NY, Courtesy Mori Building Co., Ltd. A total of 49 floors and 266m in height, the tower concept includes offices, commercial space, hotels, and an interactive communication facility called TOKYO NODE. The high-rise is positioned at the terminus of Shintora-dori Avenue, a newly configured axial thoroughfare connecting Tokyo Bay to the city centre of Tokyo, and will connect with a number of the mixed-used buildings already in the vici... More

NewsNews • 23 Nov 2021

The first phase of OMA and Jason Long’s historic POST Houston opens to the public

The first phase of the historic POST Houston by OMA and Jason Long has been completed. Open to the public for the first time, the former United States Post Office mail sorting warehouse has been relaunched as a cultural anchor and downtown destination for the city. Leonid Furmansky This first phase of the project includes three atriums (X,O, and Z) as well as the rooftop Skylawn. Bringing public life back to the building, the new atriums and roof garden can host a wide variety of programmatic events. Opening events included a car show, business expo, book launch, rave, yoga workout, film screening, and a bustling market of over 30 food vendors and retailers. Leonid Furmansky The facility’s ability to host such a diverse ra... More

NewsNews • 11 Oct 2021

The first quadrant of OMA’s KaDeWe Masterplan in Berlin opens

Featuring a concentric void spanning six floors with wood-clad escalators crisscrossing throughout, OMA’s first quadrant of the masterplan for the Kaufhaus Des Westens (KaDeWe) is now complete. Marco Cappelletti, Courtesy of OMA Since its inception in 1907, KaDeWe has set the standard in Europe for department store customer service. In addition, its exceptional 90,000 square meter size distinguishes it as the largest building of its kind on the continent. The OMA-led renovation and masterplan project for KaDeWe seeks out an alternative to the conventional retail model, one that redefines connections between store, customer and the built environment. Marco Cappelletti, Courtesy of OMA A project ongoing since 2016, the proje... More

NewsNews • 10 Sep 2021

OMA draws from adjacent dome interior to wrap Audrey Irmas Pavilion with 1,230 GFRC hexagonal panels

Renowned architecture practice OMA are nearing completion on the Audrey Irmas Pavilion, a 55, 000 square foot addition to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple's downtown Los Angeles Campus, L.A's oldest Jewish congregation. The project marks OMA's first cultural project in LA as well as OMA New York's first religious commission.    Jason O’Rear Named for its lead donor, life-long congregation member Audrey Irmas who launched the capital campaign for the project in 2015 with a record breaking $30 million dollar gift, the Pavilion is expected to open in January 2022 on Hollywood's famous Wilshire Boulevard.   Jason O’Rear OMA won the bid from a strong field of competitors in 2015 and spent the next six yea... More

NewsNews • 30 Sep 2020

OMA’s singular building design for Tencent Headquarters challenges concepts of traditional office layout

Within an exceptionally large floorplan of 180 x 180 m, OMA have designed a square-shaped floating volume for Tencent’s new headquarters in Beijing. Credit: Ossip van Duivenbode Stretching out horizontally, thousands of employees are able to be accommodated over 7 stories. The large footprint is divided into 9 different quadrants, each with an independent core. A web of intersecting ‘streets’ connect the cores together, giving a feeling of hierarchy and legibility. The floorplan is further divided into subzones, with diverse programming types ranging from work to education to play. Visual connections between the zones gives a sense of activities taking place throughout the campus. Credit: Ossip van Duivenbode A... More

NewsNews • 25 Sep 2020

195 Melopee School shows how architecture can make the most of tight urban spaces

The Melopee School in Ghent, Belgium, provides a study in how urban architecture can exploit even the tightest of spaces to maximum utility and functionality.  Designed by XDGA Architects, the school is located on a narrow stretch of land along a dock, bordered by a green area to the south, the dock to the west, a square and housing block on the north, and the harbour road to the east.  The school is part of an overall masterplan scheme by OMA which is conceived a simple ‘chop stick’ urban plan whereby dense construction is alternated with open green pockets of space. Credit: Maxime Delvaux The programming requirements for the building are ambitious and diverse, combining a primary school, a centre for after scho... More

NewsNews • 18 Sep 2020

OMA unveil their latest: the multi-tiered Prince Plaza project

OMA’s latest project in China is complete. Prince Plaza is a 200-metre mixed-use podium tower housing offices and retail space.  The building is located in the ‘Sea World’ area of Shenzhen’s bustling Shekou district.  Credit: Seth Powers, Courtesy of OMA The site offers a diverse and rich range of reference points which have informed the design process.  Framed by the backdrop of the undulating Nanshan mountains and facing picturesque Shenzhen Bay, land and sea enclose a cluster of recently built skyscrapers, themselves an extension of the ongoing industrialization of the area. Formerly a largely pastoral area, the city borders Hong Kong and was designated a special economic zone and prioritized... More

Project • By OMAOffices

Axel Springer's new Media Campus in Berlin

OMA has been announced as a finalist in the competition to design Axel Springer's new Media Campus in Berlin. As one of three practices, OMA is entering the final stage of the competition. The winner is due to be announced in the new year following a series of public consultations. All proposals are currently exhibited at the Deutsche Architektur Zentrum (DAZ). Springer has launched a corporate move from “print” to “digital media” – in which our building will act both as a symbol and a tool; a palace to lure the elite of (Germany’s) digital Bohemia to its compound in Berlin. The genius of print is that it is a cheap, physical, hyper-accessible embodiment of a complex collective effort, for which so far the digital has been unable t... More