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OMA’s prismatic corner in New York

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EVENTS

26.05.2016 

The Polish Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia  

Polish Pavilion Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska Deputy Commissioner: Joanna Wasko Curato  ...read more

01.09.2016 

Oskar Hansen: Open Form 

An exhibition highlighting the work of Oskar Hansen (1922-2005), architect, urban planner,  ...read more

30.09.2016 

Annett Zinsmeister– Urban Shelter? 

While the previous exhibition at BNKR, “In the Room with_”, addressed the artistic appropr  ...read more

05.10.2016 

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo  

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The gre  ...read more

OMA unveils their first residential tower in New York with folded windows framing unique views
Commissioned by Toll Brothers City Living, OMA’s first residential tower in New York will be located on 121 East 22nd Street and designed by partner Shohei Shigematsu. The site straddles two separate and distinct neighbourhoods: Gramercy Park, a calm oasis formed around a private park and Madison Square, a bustling public space hosting an array of activities and commercial programming. This location posed a unique opportunity to provide a dynamic meeting point for these two identities—between classical and contemporary, between quiet streets and bustling avenues. Shohei Shigematsu commented: “The design of the 133-unit residential block was driven by the duality of its context. Punched windows echoing the façade of its pre-war neighbours seamlessly transition to contemporary, floor-to-ceiling glazed windows towards the corner, forming a gradient from historic to

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