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OMA design for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

OMA design for the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc in Bordeaux, France

OMA, The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, has won an international competition to design the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, the sixth bridge across the river Garonne in Bordeaux and the first bridge design to be realized by OMA.

 

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OMA proposal for Axel Springer's new Media Campus, image courtesy OMA

OMA proposal for Axel Springer’s new Media Campus, image courtesy OMA

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture has been announced as a finalist in the competition to design media company Axel Springer’s new Media Campus in Berlin. One of three practices chosen along with BIG and ole scheeren, OMA is now entering the final stage of the competition. The winner is expected to be announced in the new year following a series of public consultations.

 

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Thu 21.11.

OMA completes De Rotterdam (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.11.2013 - Tagged as:

De Rotterdam by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Charlie Koolhaas.

De Rotterdam by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Charlie Koolhaas.

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) today marked the completion the largest building in the Netherlands, the De Rotterdam, a mixed-use, 160,000m2 slab-tower conceived as a ‘vertical city’ on the river Maas.

 

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Tue 9.7.

Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale by OMA (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.07.2013 - Tagged as:

Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale by OMA

Axonometry, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale by OMA

Construction has begun on the X-shaped, OMA-designed, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (BMVR), a four-story, 13,000 square meter public library in the city of Caen, France.

 

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Sainsbury Laboratory by Stanton William is one of the six projects shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Stirling prize; photo by Hufton+Crow

UK’s Royal Institute of British Architects has just announced the six projects which have made it to the shortlist of this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize. Among the contenders for Britain’s top architecture award are: Hepworth Gallery by David Chipperfield Architects, London Olympic Stadium by Populous, Lyric Theatre in Belfast by Dublin-based O’Donnell + Tuomey, Maggie’s Cancer Centre by OMA, New Court also by OMA (with Allies and Morrison) and Sainsbury Laboratory by Stanton Williams. The winner, selected by the judges led by the architect and former president of the Royal Academy Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, will be announced in Manchester on Saturday 13 October.

 

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Wed 9.11.

Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts by REX / OMA (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts by REX and OMA; photo by Tim Hursley

Two renowned architectural practices, REX and OMA, have collaborated on this Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts, also known as Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, which was completed in 2009. Realised as ‘flexible and multi-form while requiring minimal operational costs’, the 7700-square-meters 575-seat theatre can be easily transformed into a number of configurations including proscenium, thrust, and flat floor, thus enabling ‘directors and scenic designers to choose the stage-audience configuration that fulfills their artistic desires.’ (more…)

© CCTV, Beijing, China, 2010. OMA. Photograph by Jim Gourley. © Jim Gourley

In the second installment of Friday Food For Though – a series which we have started, rather impromptu, last Friday, we’d like to draw your attention to the OMA/ progress exhibition, along with the plethora of accompanying events, which has opened yesterday (6 October) at one of our favourite London venues – the Barbican.

 

Dedicated to the work of the acclaimed Dutch architectural practice OMA, the show is guest curated by the Belgium-based collective, Rotor (authors of the last year’s Belgian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale). Moreover, an impressive number of talks, debates, tours and walks led by associates and collaborators of OMA as well as invited experts will take place throughout the run of the exhibition.

 

view the detailed programme of events accompanying the OMA/ progress

 

OMA / Progress
6 Oct 2011 – 19 Feb 2012
Barbican Art Gallery, London

Image courtesy of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

All Images: Courtesy of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Part of an effort to regenerate the Kop van Zuid area of Rotterdam, Netherlands, these three multifunctional towers will feature space for corporate offices, residential apartments, a hotel / congress, restaurants, retail / public program and parking – creating a bustling vertical city that is active 24 hours a day. The project is situated on the Wilhelminapier, near the Hotel New York, the Luxor Theater and the cruise terminal. The Wilhelminapier is part of the Kop van Zuid district of Rotterdam, close to the Erasmus Bridge, and will develop into an exclusive residential / commercial location in the future. De Rotterdam will be a mixture of uses, such as offices, apartments, hotel, congress, restaurants, retail / public program and parking. This mixed usage will enable the Wilhelminapier to develop into a genuine city center location, with a host of facilities ensuring that something is happening at all times.

Image courtesy of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Project Architect: Kees van Casteren

The name of the building – De Rotterdam – recalls the maritime history of the area. In fact, the Wilhelminapier is the former departure point of the Holland-America line, from where tens of thousands of Europeans immigrated to the United States in decades past. One of this company’s famous ships was named De Rotterdam. This building accommodates functions that create a synergetic use of the different facilities by the various occupants. For example, residents can use the fitness and catering facilities, and office users can benefit from the conference and hospitality facilities in the hotel and catering establishments.

Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon

Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon

The different programs are organized into different blocks, that – essentially shell and core – provide the individual users the great flexibility. The clustering of these blocks into a functioning ensemble creates a seemingly random composition that allows the building to blend into its context and yet maintain a distinctive look. Taking the mixed usage as the basis, OMA developed a very striking architectural concept – ‘the vertical city’ – a building of approximately 155.000 m2 floor area and 150 meters high. The ground floor is largely devoted to public amenities, combined with entrance lobbies of the offices, apartments and hotel. Three access cores suffice to serve the different parts of the building and provide access for each program. The lobbies for the offices and hotel, the restaurants and public program in the plinth are interconnected by a large public hall that serves as a general traffic hub for all the functions and users in the building.

 

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