OMA has announced the addition of four new equity partners, all promoted from Associate level, to take its total number of partners to ten. The move is a reflection of OMA's increasing workload in both architectural projects, and also the increasing involvement of AMO, the company's research offshoot. With two of the new partners based in their overseas offices, it also represents a move to strengthen their work in markets outside of their European base. Read on after the break for details of all four new partners.
Chris van Duijn
Based in OMA's head office in Rotterdam, since 2000 van Duijn has worked on a number of high profile projects including the Casa da Musica in Porto, the Prada Transformer in Seoul and the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing.
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Joining OMA in 2007, Pestellini has led a number of AMO research projects from Rotterdam, including as co-curator of the Cronocaos exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale and as lead curator of Monditalia at this year's Biennale. He has also worked on a number of AMO's collaborations with Prada.
Having joined OMA in 2003, Long has worked from their New York office since 2007, working on Quebec National Beaux-Arts Museum, the Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach and the Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson, New York.
Kokora Joined OMA in 2007, setting up OMA/AMO Asia together with OMA partner David Gianotten in 2009. He has worked on a number of their projects in the region, including the Shenzhen Stock Exchange from 2007 to the building’s completion in 2013, and the conceptual masterplan for Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District.