A non-place, an urban intersection transformed in inhabited architecture. BLOX / DAC by OMA

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Architects
OMA. Partner.- Ellen van Loon
Director
Adrianne Fisher
Team
CONCEPT / project architects.- Chris van Duijn, Adrianne Fisher, Mette Lyng Hansen / Team.- Sebastian Arenram, Marc Balzar, Andrea Bertassi, Sandra Bsat, Shengze Chen, Karolina Czeczek, Marc Dahmen, Katharina Ehrenklau, Mariano Sagasta Garcia, Andrea Giannotti, Ludwig Godefroy, Maaike Hawinkels, Carmen Jimenez, Hyoeun Kim, Joana Da Rocha Sá Lima, Cristian Mare, Ana Martins, Konrad Milton, Gianna Ong-Alok, Dirk Peters, Gabriele Pitacco, Daniel Rabin, Alessandro De Santis, Yanfei Shui, Koen Stockbroekx, Ola Strandell, Nurdan Yakup. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT / project architect.- Adrianne Fisher / Team.- Paul Allen. Sebastian Arenram. Fai Au, Federico D'Angelo, Katrien van Dijk, Daniel Dobson, Katharina Ehrenklau, Clarisa Garcia-Fresco, Waqas Jawaid, Gustavo Paternina, Parizad Pezeshkpour, Alessandro De Santis, Jad Semaan, Koen Stockbroekx, Soren Thiesen, Bas van der Togt, Pero Vukovic, Joe Wu, Jung Won Yoon, Haohao Zhu. CONSTRUCTION / project architects.- Adrianne Fisher, Morten Busk Petersen, Ariel Wallner. / Team.- Fred Awty, Federico D'Angelo, Anna Grajper, Nina Grex, Gilles Guyot, Will Hartzog, Piotr Janus, Brigitta Lenz, Berenice Moran, Lea Olsson, Chong Ying Pai, Dennis Rasmussen, Ansis Šinke, Koen Stockbroekx, Soren Thiesen AMO STUDY / Ali Arvanaghi, Talia Dorsey, Chris van Duijn, Jonah Gamblin, Alasdair Graham, David Moon, Dirk Peters, Daniel Rabin, Todd Reisz, Ian Robertson, Christian Staynor, Koen Stockbroekx
Collaborators
Engineering.- ARUP, Cowi. Local architect.- C. F. Møller, PLH Architekter. Façade Engineering.- ARUP, VS - A. Car-park consultant.- Alectia. Landscape.- Inside Outside, Kragh & Berglund. Lighting design, scenography.- Scenography.- Ducks Scéno. Acoustics.- Royal Haskoning DHV. Sustainability.- LANDSCAPE.- 1:1 Landskab. Cost and Risk Management.- Aecom
Client
Realdania Byg
Dates
2006-2018. Commission 2006; Breaking ground 2013; Completed 2017; Opening 4 May, 2018
Program
Museum, Gallery, Mixed Use. Office.- 8,260m². Parking.- 5,000m². Museum / gallery.- 4,730m². Residential.- 4,370m². Services.- 2.200m². Public space.- 1,635m². Restaurant / bar.- 1.000m². Total.- 27 195m²
Address
BLOX, Bryghuspladsen, 1473 Copenhagen K, Denmark

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).

 

Ellen van Loon

Ellen van Loon joined OMA in 1998 and has led several award-winning building projects that combine sophisticated design with precise execution. Some of her most significant contributions include the new G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); De Rotterdam, the largest building in the Netherlands (2013); New Court, the Rothschild Bank headquarters in London (2011); exterior and interior design for Maggie's Centre near Glasgow (2011); the Prada Transformer pavilion in Seoul (2009); Casa da Musica in Porto (2005), winner of the 2007 RIBA Award; and the Dutch Embassy in Berlin (2003), winner of the European Union Mies van der Rohe award in 2005. 

Van Loon is currently working on Factory, a large performing arts venue for Manchester; a new building for Brighton College in England; and the home of the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen. 

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