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Berlage Institute
May 30, 2011

Rem Koolhaas: Three in One.

The lecture provides an overview of OMA’s recent thinking and will cover three interrelated topics: the growth of Preservation, and its blind spots; architecture and democracy; and the ongoing development of the office itself.

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Venice/Rotterdam, 3 June 2011 – Coinciding with the start of the Venice Biennale today, OMA and Prada open an exhibition surveying recent collaborative works. The exhibition appears at Ca’ Corner della Regina, a former palazzo, alongside highlights from the Prada Fondazione collection.

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The exhibition occupies eight rooms and includes a hyper-detailed scale model of the future Fondazione Prada in Milan, a museum complex designed by OMA and due to go under construction soon. The model is intended as a tool to develop the Fondazione’s curatorial strategy, featuring works from the Fondazione collection in handmade miniature versions. OMA’s development of the unique steel “sponge” material for the Fondazione’s façade is also on display. Large-scale photographs, drawings and models of OMA’s Prada Transformer (completed in Seoul in 2009) are featured together with works from the Fondazione’s collection, including Italian minimalist Enrico Castellani, German artist Andreas Slominski, and, in a secret room, Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg.

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The 18th century Ca’ Corner della Regina, overlooking the Grand Canal, is currently undergoing renovation to become a new space for contemporary art, under the auspices of the Fondazione Prada and Fondazione Musei Civici. The project, to be carried out over the next six years, will thoroughly restore the landmark for use as a centre for exhibitions, research and study dedicated to contemporary culture.

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Also in Venice, OMA is collaborating with the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg on a major retrospective of the poetry and sculpture of Russian artist Dmitry Prigov (1940–2007), whose work was recently donated by the Prigov family to the Hermitage. The exhibition also opens today, at Ca Foscari University.

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About OMA

OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. Our buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. Through AMO, our research and design studio, we work in areas beyond architecture that today have an increasing influence on architecture itself: media, politics, renewable energy, technology, publishing, fashion.

OMA is led by seven partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten and Managing Partner, Victor van der Chijs – and sustains an international practice with offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing and Hong Kong, employing a staff of around 250.

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OMA with/for prada at the venice art biennale 2011

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Hong Kong, 3 June 2011 – The OMA-designed McKinsey & Company Hong Kong Office opens today. With the aim of challenging the conventional model of corporate office design, OMA brings McKinsey a brand new office design that caters to its needs for flexibility and enhanced collaboration, while fulfilling McKinsey’s rigorous requirements for maintaining client confidentiality.

 

 

 

 

 

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OMA Partner in charge David Gianotten commented: “The design of McKinsey’s new office reinterprets the relationship between the staff and the office space. The flexible layout enhances collaboration and communications among the staff, while allowing individual project teams to maintain the level of confidentiality they need.”

 

 

 

 

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Led by Gianotten and project architect Alejandra Blanco Ackerman, the design of McKinsey’s new office deviates from traditional corporate office design and emphasizes openness. Inspired by the black bands of the universal barcode, different functional spaces of the new office are organized in a set of horizontal bands. Each band respectively accommodates rooms that offer flexible spaces that different staff members can share depending on their needs. The use of double glazed glass walls enhances the openness of the office, encouraging interaction among the staff and echoing the spirit of teamwork that is central to how McKinsey works internally, as well as with clients.

 

 

 

 

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The central band, with common meeting areas for staff, is dedicated to promoting a greater sense of community between all staff members. The pantry at the eastern end, boasting a stunning view of Victoria Harbor, offers the best location for McKinsey Home Fridays, the monthly event that gathers consultants who travel frequently during the week to join their Hong Kong based colleagues in sharing experiences and renewing the sense of community. At the other end of the central band is the Quiet Area, a secluded corner for contemplation or rest.

 

 

 

 

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With staff sitting mostly in open areas, a feature of the new design is the addition of several dedicated spots for private conversations. Four circular glass telephone booths are located throughout the open area and pantry for this purpose. Different colored furniture will not only add variety to the neutral palette of the office, but also serve the very functional purpose of letting staff know when a booth is available for use.

Joe Ngai, McKinsey’s Managing Partner for Hong Kong, commented: “We are very excited about our new office, as it embodies our values and our commitment to our people and our clients. This is a significant milestone as we celebrate our 26th year in Hong Kong.”

About OMA

OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. Our buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. Through AMO, our research and design studio, we work in areas beyond architecture that today have an increasing influence on architecture itself: media, politics, renewable energy, technology, publishing, fashion.  OMA is led by seven partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten and Managing Partner, Victor van der Chijs – and sustains an international practice with offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing and Hong Kong, employing a staff of around 260.

 

About McKinsey & Company Greater China

With over 8,000 consultants deployed from over 90 offices in 50 countries, McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that advises companies and public institutions on issues concerning strategy, organization, operations, and technology. McKinsey’s Greater China Practice comprises offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei. McKinsey has completed more than 1,500 projects in Greater China in the past two and a half decades, helping leading local enterprises boost their global competitiveness, as well as assisting multinational companies seeking to expand their business in the region. http://www.china.mckinsey.com

 

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