Topic: Rem Koolhaas

“Nobody can design cities anymore” says Rem Koolhaas

Architects have lost control of city design according to Rem Koolhaas. The OMA founder, who was recently in Dubai for the opening of his Concrete arts centre, was speaking as part of Milan design week. He said: “The architecture profession thought not so … More

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

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

Qatar has a more guided development plan than Dubai, says Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas spoke about OMA’s work in Qatar during his open air public lecture in Dubai last week, when the firm inaugurated its first building in the UAE. “Qatar is very different from Dubai in a sense that there is much less tolerance … More

Dubai forced OMA to reinvent ideas on urbanism says Rem Koolhaas

Dubai has changed the way the world looks at cities, said OMA founder Rem Koolhaas who is in the emirate for the opening of Concrete, a new arts and events hub designed by the studio’s Dubai office. Set in Alserkal Avenue and currently … 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

Rem Koolhaas to give lecture at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai next week

Dutch architect and founder of OMA, Rem Koolhaas, will be giving a lecture on the 16th of March at The Yard in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. The talk will take place in the morning at 10 am. Entitled ‘Current Preoccupations’ Koolhaas’ lecture coincides … More