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OMA. Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (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.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation Headquarters, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, and Faena Arts Center in Miami.

OMA's recently completed projects include Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).


Micheal, Patricia Hopkins Hopkins Architects

Hopkins Architects was founded in 1976 by Micheal and Patricia Hopkins. It is a renowned British company with an international reputation. The Practice is now led by five Directors and based in London, having completed projects around the world. They work in offices designed by them in Marylebone with a team of approximately 100 architects and staff. In addition, they operate a design studio in Dubai and they maintain project offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich.

Michael Hopkins
Sir Michael Hopkins founded the Practice in 1976. He has been awarded a CBE and Knighted for Services to Architecture, and won the RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture in 1994 (with Patty Hopkins). He is also a Royal Academician, a recent Trustee of the British Museum and a past President of the Architectural Association.

Patricia Hopkins
Lady Hopkins co-founded Hopkins Architects in 1976. She was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland in 1996 and the American Institute of Architects in 1997 and won the RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture in 1994 (with Michael Hopkins). She is a Trustee of the National Gallery and also a member of the Architectural Association.




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