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OMA Rem Koolhaas

Location

Main Office:
Rotterdam
Heer Bokelweg 149
3032 AD Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Additional Offices: New York, Hong Kong, Beijing

Also See: AMO

History:

OMA was founded in 1975 by Rem Koolhaas, Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp as a collaborative office practicing  architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. The firm’s trademark is designing a structure that has the capability of having many different applications using the same space.(1)

Two buildings that exemplify this idea of multi-use space are Maison a Bordeaux and the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre. While Maison a Bordeaux is a residence and the theater is a commercial project, both use simple mechanical systems to raise and lower platforms, seating, ceilings, and other aspects of the structure to adapt to whatever is needed out of the building.

Engineering Spotlights:

Rem Koolhaas

Selected Projects:

Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre – Dallas, Texas

Maison à Bordeaux –  Bordeaux, France

CCTV Headquarters-Beijing, China

De Rotterdam- Rotterdam, Netherlands

Coolsingel- Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sources: (1)  www.oma.eu

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Written by Grant Mitchell

August 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Posted in Architects