OMA architects news – New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia ; Palais de Justice, Lille, France ; Masterplan for Columbia Circle in Shanghai – key current design projects by this Dutch architectural practice formerly known as Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. OMA was created in 1975.
OMA / Chris van Duijn wins competition to design a new campus for Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. The scheme will add a cluster of interwoven buildings and public spaces that meld with the existing topography, aiming to strengthen the connection between the university and the city
The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion Québec building design by OMA, Architects with Provencher_Roy Architectes gradually decreases in height as it retreats from the urban turbulence, creating a cascade effect that enables the museum to reach out toward the park at the back while inviting the city in on the front.
Design: S333 Architecture + Urbanism
S333 has been announced as finalists in a competition to design a cluster of residential towers in OMA’s masterplan for Bègles, Bordeaux. S333 worked with landscape architect Rémi Salles to transform a 1.5ha industrial site into a new residential neighbourhood with 175 units, recreational areas and local amenities.
Although aspects of this building look perfectly normal – the straight tower, the repetitive fenestration – look at the podium, it has been jacked 36m above ground level. Why? The architects put forward their case which seems based on challenging tradition, “defying an architectural convention” but also on trying to ‘broadcast’ the virtual activities of the city’s financial market by being more visible, ‘glowing at night’.