Ole Scheeren completes MahaNakhon, a pixelated tower in Bangkok

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Buro Ole Scheeren Group. PRINCIPAL.- Ole Scheeren PARTNERS.- Eric Chang, Dan Cheong. SENIOR ASSOCIATE IN CHARGE.- Jaturon Kingminghae REGISTERED ARCHITECTS.- Wisutr Weerasilp (SA 311), Pisit Chirdkiatisak (PA 2153), Major Poonpien Thiensiri (AA.187), Jaturon Kingminghae (AA. 9854)
Benjamin Ahrens, Timothy Archambault, Boonyakorn Chandhanayingyong, Joyce Chang, Phittawat Chittapraneerat, Jasmin Delic, Brian Fung, Marcel Holmberg, Eakapob Huangthanapan, Jaeyoon Kim, Lelia Ku, John Lim, Sebastian Liszka, Mintra Maneepairoj, Tool Nampanwiwat, Kevin Park, Yanyadech Phornphong, Aticha Siriphand, Sun Shuo, Tomohiro Sugeta, Mike Taylor, Supasai Vongkulbhisal, Leonard Wong, Francis Young, Bruno Zhao, Fred Zhou; with Kevin Ou
Structure.- Arup, Beijing/Hong Kong; Bouygues Thai Limited MEP Engineering.- Aurecon Group, Bangkok; Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd., Bangkok Façade.- Front Inc., New York; Façade Associates Co.,Ltd., Bangkok Top of Tower Glass Structure.- Buro Happold, Beijing/London Top of Tower Vertical Transportation.- Movveo, London Building Vertical Transportation.- Arup, Beijing Lighting.- Isometrix, London /Hong Kong; Seam Design, London Retail Consultant.- Husband Retail Consulting, Hong Kong Landscape Consultant.- Landscape Architects 49 Ltd., Bangkok People Flow.- Arup, Hong Kong Graphic Design.- 2x4 Inc, New York; JWT Thailand, Bangkok; Pentagram, New York Multimedia Consultant.- Bit Studio, Bangkok Project Documentation.- Buro Ole Scheeren Group; OMA Beijing; Seventh Art, New York; Crystal CG, Beijing; Frans Parthesius, Rotterdam Estructura.- Arup, Beijing / Hong Kong; Bouygues Thai Limited MEP Ingeniería.- Grupo Aurecon, Bangkok; Palmer & Turner (Tailandia) Ltd., Bangkok Fachada.- Front Inc., Nueva York; Fachada Asociados Co., Ltd., Bangkok Estructura de vidrio de la parte superior de la torre.- Buro Happold, Beijing / Londres Top of Tower Vertical Transportation.- Movveo, Londres Edificio Transporte Vertical.- Arup, Beijing Iluminación.- Isometrix, Londres / Hong Kong; Diseño de costura, londres Consultor de ventas al por menor.- Husband Retail Consulting, Hong Kong Consultor de paisaje.- Landscape Architects 49 Ltd., Bangkok Flujo de personas.- Arup, Hong Kong Diseño gráfico.- 2x4 Inc, Nueva York; JWT Tailandia, Bangkok; Pentagrama, Nueva York Consultor Multimedia.- Bit Studio, Bangkok Documentación del proyecto.- Grupo Buro Ole Scheeren; OMA Beijing; Séptimo Arte, Nueva York; Crystal CG, Beijing; Frans Parthesius, Rotterdam

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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