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New Architectural Office in China, Eastern Asia
OMA Hong Kong
Hong Kong, 5 October 2009 – In addition to its headquarters in Rotterdam and offices in Beijing and New York, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture opens a new office in Hong Kong this week to direct a growing number of projects in the region.
OMA Hong Kong will act as a platform for research and design, and will execute several projects, including:
– West Kowloon Cultural District conceptual masterplan – a large-scale conceptual plan aiming to establish Hong Kong as a centre for arts and culture
– Design development of the Taipei Performing Arts Centre – OMA’s competition-winning scheme for an innovative new theatre complex in the heart of Taipei
– Ongoing construction of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange – the 200,000m2 headquarters for trading in China’s technology sector, scheduled for completion in 2011
OMA Hong Kong will have a staff of approximately 25 architects and urban planners, and will be managed by David Gianotten, who joined OMA in 2008. Gianotten has previously overseen numerous projects and competitions from Rotterdam, including the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, a masterplan for Hanoi, and the adesign competition for the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Gianotten will work closely with OMA partners Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren.
OMA Hong Kong will be temporarily located in the Cheung Kong Centre in the offices of McKinsey Hong Kong, before moving to its new office space in Hong Kong Central in early November.
OMA’s Beijing office, led by Ole Scheeren, will continue to operate as OMA’s Asian headquarters.
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MahaNakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Ole Scheeren, Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture
image © OMA/Ole Scheeren 2009
Shenzhen Crystal Island, China
image © OMA / Ole Scheeren
Prada Transformer, Korea
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Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Taiwan
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OMA Hong Kong Practice Information
The OMA Hong Kong office controls projects in the Far East, notably China.
On OMA architects
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis. It is engaged in a large number of projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
In Asia, OMA recently completed the Prada Transformer, a multi-use rotating pavilion in Seoul, and won two major competitions, for the Taipei Performing Arts Centre and Shenzhen Crystal Island, a cultural and transport hub in the centre of the city. OMA Beijing continues to oversee the construction of the headquarters for China Central Television, the office’s largest project to date, and is also developing MahaNakhon, a residential tower in Bangkok, and two innovative residential complexes in Singapore: The Interlace and Scott’s Tower.
OMA is led by six partners: Rem Koolhaas, Ole Scheeren, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu and Managing Partner Victor van der Chijs. Ole Scheeren and Victor van der Chijs are also the directors of OMA Asia.
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