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Old January 21st, 2017, 05:11 AM   #1
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Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

OFFICE FOR METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a Dutch architectural firm based in Rotterdam, founded in 1975 by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Greek architect Elia Zenghelis, along with Madelon Vriesendorp and Zoe Zenghelis.

OMA's leadership is organized as a collaborative partnership. OMA's current partners are Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, Michael Kokora, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Jason Long.

OMA maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Doha.

In 1998 Koolhaas founded AMO, a think tank within OMA dedicated to producing non-architectural work including exhibitions, branding campaigns, publishing, and energy planning.

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Seattle Central Library, 2004, Seattle, Washington, USA


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The Seattle Central Library was completed and opened to the public on May 23, 2004. In 2005 the library earned a national American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture. The building has also been described as, "the most important new library to be built in a generation, and the most exhilarating" by New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger.
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Casa da Música, 2005, Porto, Portugal


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Casa da Música (English: House of Music) is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal. Featuring a 1,300-seat auditorium suffused with daylight, it is the only concert hall in the world with two walls made entirely of glass.
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Embassy of the Netherlands, 2004, Berlin, Germany


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In the wake of the reunification the German government decided to relocate the capital to Berlin ‘Mitte’ (Center). The Netherlands, having sold their former embassy site after the War, was free to choose a new location and preferred Roland Ufer in Mitte, next to the (new) government district of their main trade partner. Koolhaas's design won the Architekturpreis Berlin in 2003 and the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture in 2005.
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De Rotterdam, 2013, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


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The design of De Rotterdam provides space for offices, a hotel and apartments. The 44 floors amount to a total floor space area of about 160,000 m², making it the largest building in the Netherlands. The building consists of three interconnected towers that share a thirty feet high base which includes six floors.
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McCormick Tribune Campus Center, 2003, Chicago, Illinois, USA


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The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) is a building on the main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. It is a single-story 110,000-square-foot (10,000 m2) building. A major design challenge was the noise of the public transit tracks passing over the lot. The solution was to enclose a 530-foot (160 m) section of the tracks in a stainless steel tube passing over the building.
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CCTV Headquarters, 2012, Beijing, China


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The CCTV Headquarters is a 234 m (768 ft), 44-story skyscraper. The construction of the building is considered to be a structural challenge, especially because it is in a seismic zone. Rem Koolhaas has said the building "could never have been conceived by the Chinese and could never have been built by Europeans. It is a hybrid by definition".
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Shenzen Stock Exchange, 2013, Shenzen, China


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The Shenzhen Stock Exchange building is a skyscraper with a height of 245.8 metres (806 ft) and 49 floors. Its construction started in 2008 and was finished in 2013.
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MahaNakhon, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand


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Designed to fit into the Thai landscape with a unique pixelated facade, MahaNakhon features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building.
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Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort, proposal from 2007, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates













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Once the idea of the resort was to provide a momentary escape from everyday hardships; an earthly preview of paradise for temporary consumption... but now in the UAE, where the resort has become the ubiquitous condition, everywhere and ever present, it is the resort itself that is beginning to inspire escape. The mountain resort of Ras al Kaimah present a spectacular natural setting. To enter the rugged landscape of these mountains still feels like breaking new ground.
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