Articles on OMA


Mark A-to-Z: R is for Renovation

Reinvigorating city centres and building within the constraints left from the past are challenges that stimulate and highlight architects’ talents.


Mark A-to-Z: Q is for Quebec

Cover up and put your snow boots on. Here are five projects highlighting Quebec’s appeal.

Alserkal Avenue by OMA. Photos Mohamed Somji (courtesy of Alsekral Avenue)

OMA repurposes four warehouses into a collection of configurable spaces

Dubai – A group of warehouses on Alserkal Avenue in the industrial quarter of Al Qouz  promotes cultural activities and the collaboration of artistic disciplines within the area.

Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Faena Park by OMA. Photos Iwan Baan

A trio of concrete structures by OMA completes Faena's Miami dream

MIAMI – The story of the mid-beach Faena District began with one man's dream of transformation. Now, the final stage of the investment has been completed.


OMA's stacked and staggered boxes connect the park and the city

QUEBEC – The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec has been extended with an imposing glass structure devoted to contemporary art, temporary exhibitions and Inuit art.

The palazzo's façade reminds of different times.

OMA transforms Venice's Fondaco dei Tedeschi into a modern temple of consumption

VENICE – Showing no fear of the new, Dutch practice OMA has renovated a historic palazzo which will soon become home to a luxurious retail outlet.

A double-height ‘city centre’ features dining and meeting spaces as well as a library devoted to books about Rotterdam.

Rotterdam city hall adds a new dimension to the urban gird

ROTTERDAM – Last year, the municipal offices of Rotterdam began to move into their new home, currently one of the largest buildings in the Netherlands.

The tower was designed to act as an urban marker

Euravenir Tower by LAN

LILLE – Not far from Lille's TGV station, the Euravenir Tower is the last piece in the OMA-planned Euralille district.


Rem Koolhaas To Curate Venice Biennale 2014

Holland's own Rem Koolhaas was appointed director of the architecture section of Venice Biennale in a meeting of the Board of Directors on Tuesday this week.

The pyramid was set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean coast.

Temporary Cinema Pavilion by OMA

CANNES – A collaboration between Kanye West and Rem Koolhaas’ OMA resulted in a pop-up pyramidal pavilion housing a seven-screen cinema. It was designed to show West’s debut short …

The structure combines all of CCTV’s facilities in one building; before, production facilities were spread across Beijing. Photo: Philippe Ruault.

CCTV Headquarters

BEIJING – Earlier today, OMA officially completed the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing after eight years of construction.

The new structure promises to engage a broader public, encouraging people to enter the building.

Taipei Performing Arts Center

TAIPEI – Construction of OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center has begun.