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[bio] Rem Koolhaas/OMA [e]


Rem Koolhaas

*1944, Rotterdam [NL]; Educated at the Architectural Association School London 1968-1972. Koolhaas was Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York. He founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975 with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp in London and has been involved in building and urban planning projects ever since. His fields of interests cover contemporary society, building and urban development. Since 1995 he has been Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University. He conducts design research as a focused investigation of current urban-architectural conditions in various parts of the world. Currently he is involved in thesis advising through the ongoing »Project on the City«.

Solo Exhibitions | Projects | Buildings| Grants and Awards | Bibliography | Recommended Links

Solo Exhibitions

Rem Koolhaas and the Place of Public Architecture, Museum of Modern Art, New York [USA]



Founded the »Office for Metropolitan Architecture [OMA]« in London [GB] [together with Zoe and Elia Zenghelis, Madelone Friesendorp]



1997 [Competition] 2000 [Construction began]
Embassy of the Netherlands, Berlin [D]

Universal City, Los Angeles [USA]
Human Rights Building, U.N., Genf [CH]
Seoul National University Museum, Seoul

Educatorium, Universität Utrecht [NL]

Kunsthal, Rotterdam [NL]
Lille Grand Palais, Lille [F]

Byzantinum, Amsterdam [NL]
Villa Dall’Ava, Paris [F]
Nexus Housing [Appartment houses], Fukuoka [J]

Nederlands Dans Theater, Den Haag [NL]

IJ-plein, Amsterdam [NL]


Grants and Awards

Pritzker Architecture Prize [USA]

Book Award, American Institute of Architects [for »S, M, L, XL«] 2000 Pritzker-Preis, [USA]

Antonio Gaudi-Preis and Olympics Award [for the Lille Urbanism Project] [F]

Progressive Architecture Award [together with Laurinda Spear for a house in Miami] [USA]

Harkness Fellowship



° By the Artist ::

Berlin Wall as Architecture, 1970; Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture, 1972; Delirious New York, a retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan, New York 1978; Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, S,M,L,XL, 1995; Rem Koolhaas. Oma Rem Koolhaas, Postcards edition, Birkhauser [Architectural], October 1998; Rem Koolhaas. Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. Monacelli Press, January 1995; Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Colenbrander, Michelle Provoost. Dutchtown: A City Center Design by OMA/Rem. Nai Publishers/Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, March 2000; Jacques Lucan, Rem Koolhaas. Oma Rem Koolhaas Living, Vivre, Leben. Birkhauser [Architectural], March 1999; Rem Koolhaas, Sanford Kwinter [Editor], Sze Tsung Leong [Illustrator]. Rem Koolhaas: Conversations With Students [Architecture at Rice, 30]. Princeton Architectural Press, February 1996.


Recommended Links

° Projects ::

-> Photopgraps of the artist's various projects

-> »Oma Designs Casa Da Musica In Porto« from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture [1999]

-> Kunsthal Rotterdam [NL]

° Further Links ::

-> Archined's source page for »Rem Koolhaus«

-> »Rem Koolhaas Wins Pritzker Prize 2000«, ArchitectureWeek, June 7, 2000 [includes project photos]



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