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).
Nicola Russi [Ph.D Architect – Partner], is associate professor in Architectural and Urban Composition at Politecnico di Torino from 2016. Formerly professor in Urban Composition at Politecnico di Milano from 2008 to 2016. Member of the Executive Board of ANCSA, National Association af Historical and Artistic Centers. His principal fields of research are focused on the areas of Urban design and Architecture by investigating strategies of regeneration and contextual design.
Recent international activities include the research carried on with Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for the developement of the historical center of Dublin. From 2008 to 2009 project consultant at the Technical Urbanism Office of Milan’s municipality for the new master plan of the city.
Angelica Sylos Labini [Architect – Partner]. Studied Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and Barcellona. After working in several offices like Herrera (Barcelona), Cls architects (Milan), Albori architects (Milan), F & P architects (Milan), in 2008 she founded Laboratorio Permanente together with Nicola Russi in Milan. In 2013 she attended the workshops series: Architecture and Management, SDA Bocconi Milan.
Ekaterina Golovatyuk [Architect – Project Manager]. Studied architecture in Delft, Madrid and Milan, where she graduated in 2003. After working in several offices , she has been collaborating with Rem Koolhaas/OMA since 2008, focusing on architectural, urban and research projects in Russia and Asia.
Stefano Tordiglione [Architect – Project Manager]. He studied and worked in New York and London for over ten years. His first design experience started in London in 1991. Since then he has worked for internationally acclaimed Italian studios specialized in retail, luxury hotel and resorts, residential development and private yachts.
Luca Cozzani [Architect – Employee]
Mario Ventilato [Architect – Employee]
Giacomo Palomba [Architect – Employee]
Amedeo Noris [Architect – Employee]
Alberto Ceriotti [Architect – Employee]
Greta Benelli [Architect – Employee]
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.