New totemic image on Zuidas. Nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel by OMA/Reinier de Graaf

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Architects
OMA. Partner-in-charge: Reinier de Graaf, Rem Koolhaas. Associate-in-Charge: Michel van de Kar.
Project Team
COMPETITION PHASE: Anton Anikeev, Geraldine van Dijk, Marc -Achille Filhol, Alain Fouraux, Stavros Gargaretas Aris Gkitzias, Hans Larsson, Peter Rieff, Mark Veldman, Yushang Zhang, Evgenia Zioga. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: Ido den Boer, Paloma Bule, Katrien van Dijk, Marc-Achille Filhol, Alain Fouraux, Roza Matveeva, Edward, Lukasz Skalec, Magdalena Stanescu, Jonathan Telkamp.
Collaborators
Structure: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs. MEP & vertical circulation: Techniplan Adviseurs BV. BREEAM consultant: Techniplan Adviseurs BV. Fire consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV. Acoustic consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV. BIM coordinator: Van den Berg Groep.
Contractor
Pleijsierbouw
Client
COD (Cradle of Development), Being Development.
Location
Europaboulevard. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Program
Hotel, Restaurant, Congress, Broadcasting Studio.

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).

 

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.

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