111 First Street // Jersey City // USA // OMA

This is OMA’s design for 111 First Street, a mixed-use tower for the waterfront in Jersey City, USA.

The 52-storey tower features three slabs containing live-work spaces for artists; a hotel and apartments; and more apartments. The three stacked volumes are set at 90 degrees to each other.

The project was unveiled at the end of February 2007.

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Hamburg Science Center // Germany // OMA

In 2004, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have unveiled designs for the new Hamburg Science Center in Germany.

Located at the entrance to the Magdeburger harbor, the center includes an aquarium, science theater and exhibition spaces.

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Ole Scheeren/ OMA’s Design For MahaNakhon Unveiled

‘MahaNakhon will be the most ambitious complex of contemporary architecture and design in Thailand and the tallest building in Bangkok.’

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Norman Foster To Help Design Cultural Hub In Hong Kong


Foster+ Partners / Rem Koolhaas / Rocco Yim Sen-kee named as consultants for the conceptual plans. Each conceptual plan consultant will formulate a conceptual plan option, and one of them will fine-tune the option selected by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCD).

Norman Foster has been selected to head one of three groups which will aid in the preparations of a master layout plan for Hong Kong’s new cultural district. Known as Lord Foster, he was already previously involved in the scheme, which stopped three years ago due to public outcry over some of his designs for the complex. Foster caused controversy when he proposed a 15-meter-high glass canopy which would cover most of the 40-hectare cultural complex, which is to be built in the western Kowloon area of the city.

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Bryghusgrunden Project // Copenhagen // Denmark // OMA

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has designed Bryghusgrunden Project, a building on Copenhagen’s waterfront that will house the Danish Architecture Centre and the Realdania Foundation.

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Groundbreaking Scheduled On OMA’s De Rotterdam, The Largest Building In The Netherlands

De Rotterdam, a complex of three interconnected mixed-use towers designed by OMA, will go under construction in December this year, the developers MAB and OVG announced today.

The project is located in the old harbor district of Wilhelminapier, next to the iconic Erasmus bridge. The three stacked towers reach 150 meters high, producing a gross floor area of approximately 160,000m2, making De Rotterdam the largest building in the Netherlands.

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TPAC – Taipei Performing Art Center Proposal By Francois Blanciak

Tokyo based firm Francois Blanciak Architect designed this proposal for the competition to design the Taipei Performing Art Center, which was won by OMA.

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OMA & Urbanus Win Shenzhen Crystal Island Competition

Winner // Shenzhen Crystal Island Competition // China // OMA & Urbanus // 1

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), in collaboration with Shenzhen-based architects Urbanus, has been awarded first prize in the design competition for a major new cultural center, transport hub, and public landmark in the heart of the city of Shenzhen, southern China. The design, led by OMA partner Ole Scheeren, was selected from 32 entries by an international jury.

The scheme builds on Shenzhen’s newly acquired status of ‘City of Design’, awarded by UNESCO in 2008, and proposes for the city’s Crystal Island project the formation of ‘Shenzhen Creative Center’: a focal point for the city’s creative industries in front of Shenzhen’s iconic city hall.

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