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Rasmus Hjortshoj, Laurian Ghinitoiu, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Our Favourites: Three Exciting Glass Facades from OMA

The Blox creative centre in Copenhagen, OMA's first residential project in Manhattan and the new Axel Springer campus in Berlin impress with their eye-catching façade constructions.

OMA hyperneutral

Under the project management of Ellen van Loon, OMA have created a building in Copenhagen whose indeterminate architecture can accommodate any use. What is now the exhibition space of the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) could just as easily be the sales area of any fashion brand in ten years' time.

In this interview, Ellen van Loon, partner at OMA, explains her thoughts and goals in designing the BLOX cultural centre. Where just a short time ago an inhospitable car park was cut through by a highway, an urban unconventional attraction has emerged that breaks with many traditions and yet fits perfectly into the silhouette of historic Copenhagen.

Client: Realdania
Architecture: OMA
Location: Kopenhagen (DK)


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Prismatic corner in Manhattan: 121 East 22nd by OMA

OMA's first residential project in Manhattan, 121 East 22nd, links Gramercy Park with Madison Square in the form of a prismatic façade corner.

Client: Toll Brothers City Living
Architecture: OMA
Location: 121 East 22nd St, New York, NY 10010 (US)

Axel Springer Campus by OMA: Trendsetter or Anachronism?

Rem Koolhaas promised his client "a building that can absorb all the questions of the future of digitalisation" - he did not expect home office.

Architecture: OMA
Location: Axel-Springer-Straße 58, 10117 Berlin (DE)

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