CMG Qianhai Global Trade Center, erasing boundaries between building and urban context, by OMA

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OMA. Partner Architect.- Chris van Duijn
Project team
Competition phase. Project Architect.- Ravi Kamisetti, John Thurtle.
Felicia Gambino, Giedrius Mamavicius, Slobodan Radoman, Gabrielė Ubarevičiūtė, Christina Wilkinson, Junxiang Zhang.

Concept Design Development. Project Architect.- Bauke Albada.
Simon Bastien, Felicia Gambino, Zhenke Jin, Richard Leung, Gabi Quek, Younseo Song, Connor Sullivan, Gabrielė Ubarevičiūtė, Christina Wilkinson, Junxiang Zhang.

Schematic Design. Project Architect.- Bauke Albada, Lingxiao Zhang.
Assaf Barnea, Simon Bastien, Paloma Bule, Anna Chen, Joel Cunningham, Ellen Fang, Felicia Gambino, Inge Goudsmit, Nicola Ho, Zhenke Jin, Anthony Ko, Felix Lam, Cris Liu, Chen Lu, Freddy Maggiorani, Jonathan Ngo, Ioana Pricop, Haoyang Wu, Calvin Yue.

Design Development. Project Architect.- Kellen Huang, Lingxiao Zhang.
Assaf Barnea, Paloma Bule, Anna Chen, Ken Fung, Felicia Gambino, Chen Lu, Freddy Maggiorani, Ioana Pricop.
Local Architect.- Huayi Design. Structural Engineering.- RBS Structural Engineering Design Associates. Mechanical Engineering.- Meinhardt (Shenzhen) Ltd. Façade Consultancy.- CBS Facade. Traffic Consultancy.- MVA.
Shenzhen Qianhai & Shekou FTZ Investment Development CO., LTD
Competition.- 2016. Expected completion date.- 2024.
Shenzhen, China.

OMA. Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practising 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 eight partners – Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, Chris van Duijn, Jason Long, and Managing Partner-Architect David Gianotten – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Doha, and Australia.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction are the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin, The Factory in Manchester, Hangzhou Prism, the CMG Times Center in Shenzhen and the Simone Veil Bridge in Bordeaux.

OMA’s completed projects include Taipei Performing Arts Centre (2022), Norra Tornen in Stockholm (2020), Axel Springer Campus in Berlin (2020), MEETT Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Centre (2020), Galleria in Gwanggyo (2020), nhow RAI Hotel in Amsterdam (2020), a new building for Brighton College (2020), and Potato Head Studios in Bali (2020). Earlier buildings include Fondazione Prada in Milan (2018), 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 (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).

Chris van Duijn

Chris van Duijn joined OMA in 2000 and is based in Rotterdam. He has been involved in many of OMA’s most renowned projects including Universal Studios in Los Angeles, the Prada stores in New York and Los Angeles (2001), Casa da Musica in Porto (2005) and the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012). Recently completed projects include Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015) and the Garage Museum of Contemporary in Moscow (2015).

In addition to large-scale and complex projects, he has worked on interiors and small-scale projects including private houses, product design, and temporary structures such as the Prada Transformer in Seoul (2009).

Currently he is overseeing the design of the Axel Springer Campus in Berlin and the Jean Jacques Bosc Bridge in Bordeaux, the construction of the Parc des Expositions in Toulouse and the Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, as well as product development projects.

Chris holds a Master of Architecture from the Technical University of Delft.



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