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Experience architecture!

Architects and studios: OMA 1-10 / 17

Trip Ticino and Milan /05/2016

Ticino, Bergamo & Milano

We reach out to the beautiful region of Ticino, Bergamo, Milan … in search of forgotten pearls within the Italian modernism, and of surprising contemporary creations.

Trip Surroundings & New York /04/2015

New York, Boston, New Haven...

About monuments and individuality. About the individual and about monumentality.
Discover. Feel overwhelmed. Admire humble. Be strengthened.

Trip Fundamentals /11/2014

Venezia

The exhibition has evolved into a major research project which involves a lot of preparation time. Rem Koolhaas needed twice as much time as usual and asked the Biennale to last twice as long.

Trip architecture & landscape /10/2011

Duisburg, Essen & Münster

The Ruhr was once the largest industrial region in Europe. There was massive coal mined and steel produced. In the eighties, the decline of the heavy industry was a fact, and most of the mining and steel workers were unemployed. The regional project IBA Emscher Park changed a lot for the Ruhr.

Trip NAV & ARCHIPEL /04/2009

An architectural quest through magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines or impossible vast ‘sprawl’-cities with a focus on 120 years of contemporary architecture.

Film Film by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

De Biekorf, Bugge

Koolhaas designed a spectacular house that consists of three houses. A deep cave-like, rock-hewn part of the intimate family life, in the middle on the ground floor a glass house half inside and half outside and above that a higher volume which is divided into a home for the parents and one for children.

Trip contemporary architecture /2008

Porto, Braga, Coimbra...

The metro in Porto, Casa da Musica, the football stadium in Braga, Alvaro Siza & Eduardo Souto de Moura, the Portuguese sun, Christina Branco Vinoverde or Vintage Port. Mansilla & Tuñón in Leon, Patxi Mangado in Santiago de Compostela, el camino peregrino, the Spanish sunshine, Ola, una Cava, un Cerveza, por favor.

Film about Nigeria

't Leerhuys, Brugge

A documentary about self-organization and urbanization in Nigeria, in collaboration with architect Rem Koolhaas and the Harvard Project on the City.

Trip Los Angeles, San Fransisco & La Jolla /2007

An architectural quest through magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines or impossible vast ‘sprawl’-cities with a focus on 120 years of contemporary architecture.

Visit exhibition in Rotterdam

Rotterdam

We searched for and found two reasons to visit Rotterdam again, namely:
The global impact of Rem Koolhaas and OMA AMO on contemporary architecture, urbanism and others is simply impressive.
The restored Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam can also be admired on the inside.

OMA

OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) is founded in 1975 by Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, Madelon Vriesendorp & Zoe Zenghelis.

The office is led by seven partners: Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten and CEO Victor van der Chijs.

(Remment Lucas) Rem Koolhaas (°Rotterdam, 17 november 1944) won the Pritzker Prize in 2000.

Koolhaas studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Koolhaas is the founding partner of OMA, and of its research-oriented counterpart AMO based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2005, he co-founded Volume Magazine together with Mark Wigley and Ole Bouman