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Four Visionary Designs Unveiled for D.C.’s First Elevated Park

Four Visionary Designs Unveiled for D.C.’s First Elevated Park

Covering an area greater than three football fields, 11th Street Bridge Park will offer a variety of programming from environmental education and public art to urban agriculture and recreational sports.

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OMA Celebrates Topping Out the Taipei Performing Arts Center Today!

OMA Celebrates Topping Out the Taipei Performing Arts Center Today!

OMA sought to break the conventional mold of performance center design by creating a structure that embraced flexible programming and experimental theater production. Their final design consists of three

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MIT Proposes “New Meadowlands” Plan to Protect New Jersey and New York from Future Storms

MIT Proposes “New Meadowlands” Plan to Protect New Jersey and New York from Future Storms

How would some of the nation's smartest minds approach the Eastern seaboard's increasingly dire problem of rising tides and storms? A team led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently

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10 Designs Show How Sandy-Affected Communities Can Be Rebuilt More Resiliently

10 Designs Show How Sandy-Affected Communities Can Be Rebuilt More Resiliently

Rebuild by Design, a competition to find resilient solutions for restoring communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, recently unveiled its ten shortlisted designs. The selected proposals include ideas

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OMA Beats BIG and Buro Ole Scheeren in Bid to Design Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

OMA Beats BIG and Buro Ole Scheeren in Bid to Design Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

Described by OMA as a "palace to lure the elite of (Germany's) digital Bohemia," the modern office building is designed to prevent the social isolation often associated with increasingly digitized work

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OMA New York Selected to Build Residential Skyscraper in San Francisco

OMA New York Selected to Build Residential Skyscraper in San Francisco

OMA New York is teaming up with developer Related California to design a 550-foot residential tower in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. Located on a city-owned plot on Folsom Street between First

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Skyscraper Candles Let You Set the World’s Most Iconic Towers on Fire

Skyscraper Candles Let You Set the World’s Most Iconic Towers on Fire

Li, who's previously worked alongside Ai Weiwei and at OMA, says that the motivation behind 'Flammable' was sparked by her increasing disillusionment with flashy skyscrapers crowding out once-familiar

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OMA Wins Competition to Design Firm’s First Bridge in Bordeaux, France

OMA Wins Competition to Design Firm’s First Bridge in Bordeaux, France

The 144=foot-wide Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc Bridge will be the sixth bridge to cross the river Garonne, and the first one by OMA. The project is a joint effort between OMA, engineers WSP, landscape

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BIG, OMA, and Buro Ole Scheeren Selected as Finalists in Axel Springer Competition in Berlin

BIG, OMA, and Buro Ole Scheeren Selected as Finalists in Axel Springer Competition in Berlin

Described by the firm as a “three dimensional neighborhood,” Bjarke Ingels Group's design focuses on collaboration and exchange. Enclosed by office spaces with transparent facades on all four sides,

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OMA’s New De Rotterdam ‘Vertical City’ Tower is the Largest Building in the Netherlands

OMA’s New De Rotterdam ‘Vertical City’ Tower is the Largest Building in the Netherlands

Reaching nearly 500 feet tall with a gross floor space area of over 1.7 million square feet, the giant glass towers consist of separate, shifted blocks that offer overlapping programmatic spaces. To avoid

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OMA’s Jenga-Like ‘Interlace’ Luxury Apartments Near Completion in Singapore

OMA’s Jenga-Like ‘Interlace’ Luxury Apartments Near Completion in Singapore

Surrounded by a 5.5-mile greenbelt, The Interlace interweaves elements of the environment into the complex with its many garden spaces. Eight open courtyards are anchored at the center of each hexagonal

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OMA Completes 3-Star Green Rated Shenzhen Stock Exchange

OMA Completes 3-Star Green Rated Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Following on the heels of their CCTV Headquarters, a folded skyscraper in Beijing, OMA has now completed another tower in China, this time on the Pearl River Delta in Shenzhen. Shenzen Stock Exchange

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OMA Wins Bogotá’s Centro Administrativo Nacional Masterplan Competition

OMA Wins Bogotá’s Centro Administrativo Nacional Masterplan Competition

The 680-acre master plan envisions a new civic center located at the city’s main axis, which starts at Bogota's historic downtown area and connects it to the airport and international gateway of

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OMA Wins Competition to Design Miami Beach Convention Center

OMA Wins Competition to Design Miami Beach Convention Center

The winning team, dubbed South Beach ACE, which was headlined by OMA, also included architects TVSdesign, landscape architects MVVA and Raymond Jungles, and developers Tishman and UIA. The plan

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Twelve Architects Announced in Competition to Build New Home for the Nobel Prize

Twelve Architects Announced in Competition to Build New Home for the Nobel Prize

Once a year, the whole world looks to the Nobel Center in Stockholm, Sweden to announce the Nobel Prizes. The center recently announced plans to relocate to a new building, and out of 140 architects, 12

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OMA Unveils Plans for Essence Financial Building with High Performance Facade in Shenzhen

OMA Unveils Plans for Essence Financial Building with High Performance Facade in Shenzhen

The Essence Financial Building will be located in the Financial Development Area of Shenzhen with views overlooking the nearby Shenzhen Golf Club. The 180-meter tower will feature a ground floor podium

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OMA Wins Competition With Daylight-Filled École Centrale School of Engineering in France

OMA Wins Competition With Daylight-Filled École Centrale School of Engineering in France

OMA's design for the new École Centrale School of Engineering in Saclay, France is based on the concept of a "lab city." The plan shows a collection of volumes collected under a low-level, ETFE-roofed

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OMA’s Folded CCTV Tower in Beijing is Now Complete

OMA’s Folded CCTV Tower in Beijing is Now Complete

Construction on the CCTV headquarters began back in 2004, but the frame caught fire in 2009 causing a major setback. The media conglomerate expects to move into the tower where all of their offices will

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OMA to Transform Stalin-Era Prefab into the New Home for the Garage Center in Moscow

OMA to Transform Stalin-Era Prefab into the New Home for the Garage Center in Moscow

The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture was founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova as a major non-profit arts project, dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture in Moscow. The center has

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Airy Chu Hai College Campus in Hong Kong Will be Cooled by Sea Breezes

Airy Chu Hai College Campus in Hong Kong Will be Cooled by Sea Breezes

Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong is getting an airy new look designed by OMA. Slated to open in 2013, the 90,000 square foot campus will house open spaces for classrooms, studios and

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OMA Wins Commission for Gleaming New Library in Caen, France

OMA Wins Commission for Gleaming New Library in Caen, France

OMA is certainly on a roll these days when it comes to winning commissions for spectacular public spaces. The famed architectural firm headed by Rem Koolhaus recently revealed their winning design for

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OMA Reveals Design for Restoration of Historic Venetian Building

OMA Reveals Design for Restoration of Historic Venetian Building

OMA has just revealed plans for the restoration of Fondaco Dei Tedeschi’s landmark building in Venice, Italy. The incredible structure is an iconic piece of architecture held in high esteem for not only

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Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80%

Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80%

OMA studied a number of fields to come up with their plan -- namely the existing power grid, economics of various scenarios, renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, and transportation networks.

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The Interlace: Jenga-Like Apartments for Singapore

The Interlace: Jenga-Like Apartments for Singapore

We think the architect must have had a blast designing this new apartment complex for Singapore -- playing with the different stacking arrangements until he came up with this interlaced arrangement of

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The Shape-shifting Prada Transformer Building

The Shape-shifting Prada Transformer Building

Rem Koolhaas has repeatedly wowed us with his unique buildings, but this one takes the cake. Designed in collaboration with Prada, the Transformer is a pavillion designed to accommodate an array of

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Rem Koolhaas’ Ras Al Khaimah’s Eco City to rival Masdar

Rem Koolhaas’ Ras Al Khaimah’s Eco City to rival Masdar

Just when you thought development in the United Arab Emirates couldn't get any crazier, here comes a new UAE eco-city to rival Masdar. Intended to be entirely sustainable and cater to residents’ every

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