DUO Twin Towers, sculpted to generate spaces, by Büro Ole Scheeren

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Büro Ole Scheeren. Principal / design.- Ole Scheeren. Socios Partners.- Eric Chang, Dan Cheong. Senior Associate in charge Asociado senior encargado.- Claudia Hertrich
Concept team
Benjamin Ahrens, Tim Archambault, Antonio Berton, Kim Bjarke, Catarina Canas, Andria Fong, Brian Fung, Yulia Gandasari, Nozomi Kanemitsu, Tait Kaplan, Patrick Kohl, Jonas Aarsoe Larsen, Kayeon Lee, Mavis Liu, Nicolas Frez Madariaga, Daniel Mayer, Tool Nampanwiwat, Jascha Oakes, Kevin Ou, Kris Provoost, Alex Rosenthal, Nina Schippel, Sun Shuo, Tomohiro Sugeta, Joseph Tang, Yang Tao, Mike Taylor, Olaf Turck, Chompunuch Vanichayanguranon, Carl Christian Wentzel, Leonard Wong, Ali Yildirim, Bruno Zhao
Commission.- March 2011. Construction Start.- 2013. Completion.- 2018
M+S Pte. Ltd.
Executive Architect.- Dp Architects Pte Ltd, Singapore Civil And Structural Engineering.- Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (Se Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore; Buro Happold Consulting Engineers (Beijing) Limited, Beijing Building Services Engineering: Beca Carter Hollings &Amp; Ferner (Se Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore Quantity Surveyor.- Kpk Quantity Surveyors, Singapore Façade Consultant.- Alt Limited, Manila Lighting Consultant.- International Lighting Architecture Bureau Pte Ltd, Singapore Landscape Architect.- Coen Design International Pte Ltd, Singapore Traffic Consultant.- Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore Microclimate Consultant.- Rwdi Rowan Williams Davies &Amp; Irwin Inc, Ontario Project Imagery.- Buro Ole Scheeren, Hong Kong/Beijing; Crystal Cg, Beijing (Computer Renderings); Glessner, Zurich (Computer Renderings); Luxigon, Paris (Computer Renderings); Frank Pinckers (Site Photography)

Ole Scheeren

Ole Scheeren is a German architect and principal of Buro Ole Scheeren with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Berlin, and Bangkok. He is chief designer and leading the company’s creative vision and strategic development.

Ole Scheeren’s current work includes the Guardian Art Center, a new exhibition space and headquarters for China’s oldest art auction house currently under construction near the Forbidden City in Beijing; 1500 West Georgia, a residential high-rise in downtown Vancouver; DUO, a large-scale mixed-use urban development under construction in Singapore; MahaNakhon, at 314 meters Bangkok’s tallest tower housing the Ritz-Carlton Residences; Angkasa Raya, a 268 meter tall landmark building in the center of Kuala Lumpur; and a large-scale mixed-use urban development in Shenzhen, China.

Prior to launching Buro Ole Scheeren in 2010, Ole was Director and Partner along with Rem Koolhaas at OMA and responsible for the office’s work across Asia. As partner-in-charge of one of the largest buildings in the world, he successfully led the design and realization of the CCTV and TVCC Towers in Beijing. Other projects include The Interlace, a residential complex in Singapore (completed) and the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan (under construction). He also directed OMA’s work for Prada and completed the Prada Epicenters in New York and Los Angeles.

Through Studio Ole Scheeren, he is exploring his more personal interest in non-architectural projects and interventions, such as Archipelago Cinema, a floating auditorium in the Andaman Sea for the “Film on the Rocks” Festival in Yao Noi, Thailand, and subsequently installed at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice. He also developed Mirage City Cinema, a cinema-architecture space commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation as part of the Sharjah Biennial 11 Film Programme.

Ole Scheeren has contributed to various arts and culture projects and exhibitions throughout his career, including triennials in Beijing and Milan, China Design Now in London, the exhibition Cities on the Move at London’s Hayward Gallery and in the city of Bangkok, Media City Seoul and the Rotterdam Film Festival. For the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) he designed two exhibitions in New York and Beijing featuring the CCTV project.

He regularly lectures at various international institutions and conferences, serves on juries for awards and competitions, and has been awarded numerous prizes, including the WAF 2015 World Building of the Year for The Interlace, the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building award for CCTV and the 2014 inaugural Urban Habitat Award for The Interlace.

Educated at the universities of Karlsruhe and Lausanne, Ole Scheeren graduated from the Architectural Association in London and was awarded the RIBA Silver Medal.




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