Strelka Institute / OMA + AMO

Strelka Construction Site © Strelka

It was just announced that OMA + AMO  will collaborate with Strelka, a postgraduate school for media, architecture and design in Moscow.  The new school is launching an educational program where a select group of students will work intensely and innovatively on a series of themes aimed to reshape ’s current role in the world.  In an attempt to raise the ambition of the creative industries in , the institute will challenge students with a variety of projects.  The students will guided by the expertise of both Russian and international creative leaders.

More about the collaboration after the break.

View from Roof Platform © Strelka

The president of Strelka, Ilya Oskolkov-Tsentsiper, explained, “The scale of challenges facing Russia requires a new generation of architects and designers to deal with them. We are delighted to collaborate with and Rem Koolhaas, who have talent, will and experience on a level required by the task.”

To aid Strelka, OMA + AMO will provide the framework for these creative investigations.  Koolhaas has continued to be interested in Russia and will now play a vital role in shaping the next generation of architects, “I’m fascinated that my longstanding interest in Russia can now take the form of an involvement in education…”

Hallway under construction © Strelka
Lecture Hall under construction © Strelka
Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Strelka Institute / OMA + AMO" 18 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=60607>