A place reimagined. Masterplan for Morden Wharf by OMA/Reiner De Graaf

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Architects
OMA / Partner in Charge.- Reinier de Graaf. Project Director.- Carol Patterson. Project Architect.- Michalis Hadjistyllis.
Project team
Samir Abillama, Anton Anikeev, Andre Backlund, Zuzanna Binda, Stephanie Bigelow, Fabrizio Esposito, Federica Giorgetta, Eve Hocheng, Alicia Krzywinska, Konstantinos Papasimakis, Xaveer Roodbeen, Lukasz Skalec, Andrea Verni, Camilla Wisborg.
Collaborators
Partner in Charge.- Reinier de Graaf. Project Director.- Carol Patterson. Project Architect.- Michalis Hadjistyllis. Landscape Architect.- Planit I.E. Architect, SIL Designer.- Chetwoods. Architect, Unit Mix and Layout.- MSMR. Architect, Gloriana Boat House.- Carmody Groarke. Multi-disciplinary Engineer.- Ramboll. Planning Consultant and Socio-Economics.- Lichfields. Townscape and Visual Assessment Advisor.- Tavernor. Project Manager.- Gardiner & Theobald. Cost Consultant.- Gardiner & Theobald. Consultation Advisor.- Lowick Group. Wind.- RWDI. Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing.- Consil. Viability Consultant.- Quod. Mobility Trends.- DG Cities. Visualisations.- Miller Hare, Pixelflakes.
Client
U+I
Area
Residential 151,000 sqm. Employment and Retail 17,300 sqm. Total 168,300 sqm. Park 16,000 sqm.
Dates
Construction start.- 2012. Planning permit.- 2021.
Location
Morden Wharf, Located off Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom.

Reinier de Graaf

Reinier de Graaf. Reinier de Graaf joined OMA in 1996. He is responsible for building and masterplanning projects in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, including Holland Green in London (completed 2016), the new Timmerhuis in Rotterdam (completed 2015), G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (completed 2014), De Rotterdam (completed 2013), and the Norra Tornen residential towers in Stockholm. In 2002, he became director of AMO, the think tank of OMA, and produced The Image of Europe, an exhibition illustrating the history of the European Union.

He has overseen AMO’s increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning, including Zeekracht: a strategic masterplan for the North Sea; the publication in 2010 of Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe with the European Climate Foundation; and The Energy Report, a global plan for 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, with the WWF.

De Graaf has worked extensively in Moscow, overseeing OMA’s proposal to design the masterplan for the Skolkovo Centre for Innovation, the ‘Russian Silicon Valley,’ and leading a consortium which proposed a development concept for the Moscow Agglomeration: an urban plan for Greater Moscow. He recently curated two exhibitions, On Hold at the British School in Rome in 2011 and Public Works: Architecture by Civil Servants (Venice Biennale, 2012; Berlin, 2013). He is the author of Four Walls and a Roof, The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession.

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).

 

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