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Featured Buildings Involving OMA

CCTV Headquarters

CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

The recently completed new headquarters of China Central Television contains the entire television-making process within a single building.

De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam, Rotterdam

The building consists of three interconnected towers with the highest point reaching 149m.

MahaNakhon

MahaNakhon, Bangkok

MahaNakhon is optimized for the tropical climate of Bangkok with a “pixelated” design concept that affords highly valuable outdoor space to tenants.

The Interlace

The Interlace, Singapore

Designed for integration through the scissoring and overlapping forms, the Interlace creates the best of horizontal and vertical living.

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About OMA

OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.

The counterpart to OMA's architectural practice is AMO, a research studio based in Rotterdam. While OMA remains dedicated to the realization of buildings and masterplans, AMO operates in areas beyond traditional boundaries of architecture, including media, politics, sociology, renewable energy, technology, fashion, curating, publishing, and graphic design.


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OMA Connected Global News

Renderings Revealed for Boston’s Proposed 88 Seaport Tower

Renderings Revealed for Boston’s Proposed 88 Seaport Tower

1 Jun 2017, Boston – Renderings have been unveiled for a 45,520-square-meter mixed-use retail and office…

Firm Contracted to Manage Hamburg’s Überseequartier Süd Project

Firm Contracted to Manage Hamburg’s Überseequartier Süd Project

1 Mar 2017, Hamburg – A US-based project management firm has announced that it has won a contract for…

New Photos Reveal Completed Qatar Foundation Headquarters in Doha

New Photos Reveal Completed Qatar Foundation Headquarters in Doha

24 Jan 2017, Doha – OMA's new headquarters building for the Qatar Foundation in Doha is revealed for the first…

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Renderings Revealed for Boston’s Proposed 88 Seaport Tower
1 Jun 2017 – Boston, United States
Renderings have been unveiled for a 45,520-square-meter mixed-use retail and office project in Boston. Rising 18 stories, the project will be oriented toward Boston’s Fan…
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Firm Contracted to Manage Hamburg’s Überseequartier Süd Project
1 Mar 2017 – Hamburg, Germany
A US-based project management firm has announced that it has won a contract for Überseequartier Süd in Hamburg – a $1 billion dollar mixed-used scheme that will form the…
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New Photos Reveal Completed Qatar Foundation Headquarters in Doha
24 Jan 2017 – Doha, Qatar
OMA's new headquarters building for the Qatar Foundation in Doha is revealed for the first time in exclusive photographs. The building comprises a large 57-meter-tall…
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Sports City Master Plan Receives Approval in Rotterdam
2 Dec 2016 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Feyenoord City master plan has officially been given the go-ahead for construction. The redevelopment of the site includes the current De Kuip Stadium, the…
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Residential Tower Proposed for 121 East 22nd Street in New York City
19 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
Located at 121 East 22nd Street, a new building has been proposed to sit at the intersection of two neighborhoods, with the busy Madison Square area to the northwest and…
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Thailand’s New Tallest Celebrates With Light Shows in Bangkok
29 Aug 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand’s tallest skyscraper, finished earlier in 2016, will officially take its place among the skyline when it turns on its lights in a flashing, glowing ceremony in…
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Trio of Skyscrapers Planned for Manchester
22 Jun 2016 – Manchester, United Kingdom
A developer has won a contest to develop three residential towers within Manchester’s USD$1.9 billion St. John’s regeneration zone. The project will deliver 900 private…
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MahaNakhon, Thailand’s Tallest Building, Completes
4 May 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand
MahaNakhon has officially completed following the handover of residential units in April, thereby meeting all of CTBUH’s criteria for building completion. At 314 meters,…
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OMA Reveals Design for its First Skyscraper in Tokyo
13 Apr 2016 – Tokyo, Japan
A glass skyscraper with an elevated garden has been proposed for the emerging Toranomon Hills business district. The skyscraper is one of three mixed-use blocks proposed…
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Grove at Grand Bay, a Pair of Twisting Towers, Nears Completion in Miami
5 Feb 2016 – Miami, United States
The Grove at Grand Bay, a pair of twisting 20-story towers, is currently nearing completion in the Coconut Grove section of Miami. All of the apartments in the building…
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Pace Development Tops Off Core of MahaNakhon in Bangkok
30 Apr 2015 – Bangkok, Thailand
Pace Development Corporation has announced the successful topping off of MahaNakhon’s core at 77 floors. When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Thailand…
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OMA Reveals Proposal for Largest Hotel in Amsterdam
29 Apr 2015 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
OMA has presented designs for what would become the largest hotel in the country. The 91-meter-tall “Nhow Hotel Rai” (or Nhow RAI) will bring 650 rooms within three…
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Construction Moves Forward on OMA’s Stockholm Skyscrapers
10 Dec 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden
Apartments in OMA's Stockholm twin towers have gone on the market, with construction set to begin in spring 2015. Both will feature a prefabricated concrete structure…
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OMA Releases New Renderings of Miami’s Park Grove Condos
26 Nov 2014 – Miami, United States
To display continued progress in the design of the Park Grove condos, new images have been released presenting views of the three towers in their context in the Coconut…
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Official Renderings Unveiled of OMA’s Miami Condo Towers
23 Jul 2014 – Miami, United States
Architecture firm OMA has revealed renderings of its winning proposal for two 20-story condo towers, beating out proposals from Christian de Portzamparc, Jean Nouvel, and…
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OMA to Design Tower in San Francisco
18 Mar 2014 – San Francisco, United States
Related of California will develop a 167-meter tower for the San Francisco Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure, with Rem Koolhaas’ firm, the Office for…
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Video: Rem Koolhaas Explains De Rotterdam Complex
2 Dec 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dezeen has produced an exclusive interview with Rem Koolhaas, in which he tells the architecture website about his colossal new De Rotterdam Tower. The visibility of this…
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De Rotterdam Completed by OMA
22 Nov 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has completed its colossal "vertical city" in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. OMA designed the 44-story De Rotterdam complex for…
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Stock Exchange Tower Completed in Shenzhen
8 Oct 2013 – Shenzhen, China
OMA has completed the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the heart of the city's Central Business District. As one of OMA's best-known designs, the 250-meter (820-foot)…
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REM Documentary Exposes Projects’ Human Side
1 Jul 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas, son of architect Rem Koolhaas and painter Zoe Zenghelis, has shared a series of clips from his documentary film, REM. Set to debut at the…
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OMA Tapped for Tors Torn
19 Jun 2013 – Stockholm, Sweden
OMA has won the Tors Torn Competition for the development of two mixed-use towers in the new Hagastaden area of Stockholm. The two 100-meter (328-foot) landmark buildings…
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OMA Tower Promotes Serious Sustainability Techniques
7 Mar 2013 – Shenzhen, China
ArchDaily has produced an interview with Arpan Bakshi, the Sustainability Manager at YR&G, consultants for the Essence Financial Building. The competition-winning…
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OMA's 425 Park Unsuccessful Submission Profiled
11 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
OMA's entry for the 425 Park redesign competition is profiled by designboom, which features a form that twists in an attempt to circumvent the city's planning practices…
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OMA Wins Shenzhen Tower Competition
7 Feb 2013 – Shenzhen, China
Rem Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has won the design competition for the Essence Financial Building in Shenzhen, China. The design was chosen from…
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CTBUH: Top Ten Tall Building Stories of the Year
21 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
This was a pivotal year for the tall building industry, with dramatic projects making headlines around the world. Not only did skylines grow taller, skyscrapers were…
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Video: Rem Koolhaas Talks CCTV
5 Oct 2012 – London, United Kingdom
CNN interviews Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and discusses his recently completed CCTV Tower in Beijing. He also relates his profound experience as an 18-year-old visiting…

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OMA at CTBUH

BCO Members Tour IIT Campus

22 May 2015, Tour Report – As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices Conference, the…

Miami Grows Up

16-20 Feb 2015, Tour Report – Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Office Director & Journal Editor, visited Miami to…

CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor

6 Nov 2014, Awards Event – The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after…

OMA at CTBUH

BCO Members Tour IIT Campus
22 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices Conference, the CTBUH hosted more than 40 visitors from the BCO for an event on its home campus at IIT.
Miami Grows Up
16-20 Feb 2015, Miami – Tour Report
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Office Director & Journal Editor, visited Miami to engage with firms, welcome new members, and gain a understanding of a fast growing tall building market.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH Interviews Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten from OMA
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
On the occasion of receiving the Best Tall Building Worldwide award at the 12th Annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Dinner for CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, Rem Koolhaas, founding partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), sat for an interview…
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Rem Koolhaas from OMA Presents on CCTV
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Symposium Video
Rem Koolhaas, Founding Partner at OMA, presents on CCTV, the CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Asia & Australasia Winner at this year's awards symposium.

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David Gianotten

David Gianotten

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2014
Hong Kong, China

Ellen van Loon

Ellen van Loon

CTBUH Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2014
Rotterdam, Netherlands

CTBUH Resources Involving OMA

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Finalist

Interview: De Rotterdam

6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Jos Melchers, MAB Development; Ellen van Loon, OMA

Monthly Video: De Rotterdam

6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series
Jos Melchers, MAB Development; Ellen van Loon, OMA

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Closing Plenary - Q & A

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
David Gianotten, Rem Koolhaas & Sylvia Chan, OMA

The New Context of Tall

Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I
Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, OMA

Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology

Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Rem Koolhaas, OMA

Videos

Interview: De Rotterdam
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Jos Melchers, MAB Development; Ellen van Loon, OMA
Jos Melchers, MAB Development, and Ellen van Loon, OMA, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Europe Winner, De Rotterdam, during the 2014 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Monthly Video: De Rotterdam
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Jos Melchers, MAB Development; Ellen van Loon, OMA
Thursday 6th November 2014. Chicago, IL. Jos Melchers, MAB Development, and Ellen van Loon, OMA, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Europe Winner, De Rotterdam, during the 2014 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Closing Plenary - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Closing Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers David Malott, CTBUH Chairman-Elect / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, David Gianotten of OMA, Carol Willis of The Skyscraper Museum, & James Von Klemperer…
The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David Gianotten, OMA
David Gianotten from OMA presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV."
Interview: David Gianotten
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; David Gianotten, OMA
Thursday 18th September 2014. Shanghai, China. David Gianotten of OMA is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
What would a “sustainable” skyscraper look like to you?
Aug 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group.
Is it viable to test the limit of how high man can place materials above ground?
Apr 2014 – Monthly Video Series; B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Gurjit Singh, Aldar Properties
Industry leaders answering this question include: B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Gurjit Singh, Aldar Properties.
What do you think the North America, Asian and Western European tall building communities most need to learn?
Feb 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Sunny Wang, BROAD Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: CCTV Headquarters: A New Typology for the Skyscraper
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Rem Koolhaas, OMA
CCTV Headquarters singlehandedly paved the way from the height-obsessed, set-back skyscraper of the past to the sculptural and spatial skyscraper of the present, at the scale of the urban skyline.
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ole Scheeren, OMA
Ole Scheeren from the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, presented some of the strategies utilized by OMA to challenge preconceptions of the tall building typology at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. He also examined the possibility of re-thinking the…
Plenary 3 Panel Questions and Answers
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Malott, KPF; Leslie Robertson, LERA; Ken Dalton, AECOM / Faber Maunsell; Ole Scheeren, OMA
The panel of Plenary Session 3, David Malott, Leslie Robertson, Ken Dalton and Ole Scheeren, enthusiastically responded to questions from the CTBUH 8th World Congress audience.

Papers/Research

The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; David Gianotten, Rem Koolhaas & Sylvia Chan, OMA
Through the designs of Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, the paper illustrates the potential of skyscrapers in creating public meaning. This paper argues that the skyscraper typology can be constantly reinvented to…
The New Context of Tall
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, OMA
On the occasion of receiving the Best Tall Building Worldwide award at the 12th Annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Dinner for CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, Rem Koolhaas, founding partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), sat for an interview…
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Rem Koolhaas, OMA
The skyscraper was born over 100 years ago, when the elevator made it possible to have access to previously unimaginable levels of a building. This paper examines strategies utilized by OMA to challenge the preconceptions of the tall building…

OMA Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 5 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Average Building Age 3 Years
Most Common Function mixed-use, 3 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 2 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving OMA