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House SSK / De Baes Associates + Van Besien Van Noten Architecten

09:00 - 16 March, 2019
© Filip Dujardin
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OMA to Regenerate Historic Columbia Circle in Shanghai

11:50 - 3 April, 2017
OMA to Regenerate Historic Columbia Circle in Shanghai, Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA
Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA

OMA, in collaboration with local architects ECADI and landscape architects West 8, has developed a new mixed-use masterplan for Columbia Circle in the center of Shanghai. Layered with rich history, the site contains preserved colonial monuments, former industrial buildings and 1920’s country club buildings by architect Elliott Hazzard – these elements will be renewed and transformed by the master plan to return Columbia Circle into one of Shanghai’s most prominent public spaces.

Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA © OMA © OMA + 12

Repossi Place Vendome / OMA

10:30 - 6 July, 2016
Repossi Place Vendome / OMA, © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi
© Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi

© Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi © Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Repossi + 29

  • Architects

    OMA
  • Location

    Place Vendôme, Paris, France
  • Category

  • Partner

    Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
  • Team

    Antonio Barone, Paul Cornet, Leonardos Katsaros, Francesca Lantieri, Kate Lee, Francesco Moncada, Silvia Sandor
  • Area

    90.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

New Images Released of OMA's Norra Tornen Towers in Stockholm

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
New Images Released of OMA's Norra Tornen Towers in Stockholm, © bloomimages
© bloomimages

UPDATE: OMA has released new images of the Norra Tornen project (previously named “Tors Torn”), as the close-to 300 apartments planned for the residential towers have been put on the market. The ground-breaking of the Stockholm towers is currently set for May 2015.

OMA has won the design competition for Tors Torn in Stockholm, beating out four competing practices for the opportunity to build the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden.

Existing urban guidelines call for a gateway to the new Hagastaden area of Stockholm, and OMA’s proposal accommodates a mixed-use program with a set of “rough-skinned” towers. The protrusions and inversions at different heights produce an alternating pattern of indoor living spaces and protruding outdoor spaces. OMA explains that their design “challenges the expected uniformity and homogenous façade treatment that is often assigned to tower structures. Instead, it extends the skin to expose the individuality of the separate living units in the two blocks - a true vertical, urban agglomeration."

More on OMA’s winning proposal after the break…

© Frans Parthesius © OMA © OMA Detail Night. Image © bloomimages + 23

Reimagining 448 Local Libraries in Moscow, One Space at a Time

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Reimagining 448 Local Libraries in Moscow, One Space at a Time, Interior Collage - #185. Image © SVESMI
Interior Collage - #185. Image © SVESMI

SVESMI, an unassuming studio based in central Rotterdam, is at the center of a dauntingly complex project that may eventually see the renovation of 448 dilapidated and disused branch libraries in Moscow. Architects Anastassia Smirnova and Alexander Sverdlov balance their time between Rotterdam, which acts as their design studio, and Moscow from which, alongside architects Maria Kataryan and Pavel Rueda, they oversee the project at large. Faced by the potential challenge of reimagining over 450 public 'living rooms' spread across the Russian capital and demanding unusually high levels of spatial articulation and social understanding, the Open Library project is also unwinding the hidden narrative of Moscow’s local libraries.

Interior Collage - Dostoyevsky Library. Image © SVESMI Interior of Library - #127. Image © SVESMI Interior Collage - #185. Image © SVESMI Interior Collage - Library #127. Image © SVESMI + 23

Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects, © Frans Parthesius
© Frans Parthesius

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ghent, Belgium
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Xaveer De Geyter, Stéphane Beel, Jo Taillieu, Isabelle Blancke, Inge Buyse – Dan Budik, Piet Crevits, Tobias Labarque, Michael Smith, Lieve Van De Ginste, David Van Severen
  • Structural Engineer

    SWK Arcadis
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Ingenium
  • Landscape

    Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
  • Acoustics

    Daidalos
  • Durability

    Cenergie
  • Area

    7241.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs