Archive for August 9th, 2007

August 9, 2007

News at OMA

Beijing skyline is increasingly defined by OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), with Rem Koolhaas as part the creative force at OMA.  Just as we`re getting used to the unortodox feature of CCTV building (shown at right), there`s more to come: the building next to it, also designed by OMA, will be a new luxury hotel. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced it will be managing this new offspring in the central business district of Beijing. Opening is due mid-2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games.

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August 9, 2007

Role model for public monuments, now in Chile

 

At Plaza Metro Los Heroes in Santiago, Chile two Chilean architects behind the name “oficina de arquitectura” (architecture office) have seen the realization of their winning proposal for the Monument of female political victims.

The duo, comprised of architects Emilio Marin and Nicolas Norero have envisioned an ethereal structure made of glass, which brings the demure theme in tune with prosaic surroundings.

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