Topic: OMA Dubai

Interview with Rem Koolhaas: OMA’s contribution to Dubai’s architecture

Following a tour of Concrete, we sat down with Rem Koolhaas to talk about the significance of the building’s opening, OMA’s investment in the region and the changing face of Dubai. One of the interesting elements about Concrete being OMA’s first completed building … More

Cristiano Luchetti on using OMA’s Concrete building in Dubai as an architectural metaphor

In 1977 Peter Blake wrote “Forms follows fiasco: Why modern architecture does not work”. His skepticism towards the dominant architectural thinking of the twentieth century was expressed through a series of chapters in which he cynically commented on the dominant themes of “modern” … More

Interview: Kaveh Dabiri speaks to designMENA about creating OMA’s Concrete building in Dubai

OMA has inaugurated its first project in the UAE after having been present in the country for 14 years. Concrete is a multi-functional cultural space designed by the Dutch firm’s Dubai-based team, led by partner Iyad Alsaka. The space opened in Alsekal Avenue, … More

Koolhaas reveals projects which never made it off the ground

Projects which could have transformed Dubai and Damascus but have been left on the drawing-board were outlined by architect Rem Koolhaas during a lecture outside OMA’s first completed project in Dubai, Concrete.  One was an entrance and exit to and from what the … More

OMA-designed Concrete events space opens in Alserkal Avenue

OMA has completed the firm’s first UAE project, Concrete- a multi-events space in Alserkal Avenue, which was inaugurated on Thursday 9 March with the opening of Atassi Foundation’s exhibition Syria: Into the Light. The building, made up of former warehouses, was designed by … More